The original Rainbow Shuffle unicorn shirt design

Win a unicorn Rainbow Shuffle shirt

Winner: Congratulations to Mercy Ngan-Woo. Your shirt is on its way. Thank you to all those who entered and supported the competition. Oh yes. You could win a t-shirt featuring my original fantastical butt-shuffling unicorn. You might have seen the image posted on places like reddit.com, 9gag.com, and George Takei’s Facebook page among countless others.…

Felt like a felt sandwich

I hadn’t thought about making felt food before, but since Abby started getting into role playing, I thought she could do with a sandwich set. One of her favourite things is to say “Welcome to the bakery. Can I help you?” So now I can say “Yes, I’d like a sandwich please.” I’m glad I…

The original Rainbow Shuffle unicorn shirt design

George Takei thinks my design is great

George Takei likes my Rainbow Shuffle design! He posted it on his facebook page, and it also appears that 18,000 others also like the “unicorn scoot”, or whatever else people have decided to call it (yes, there are still people trying to sell stuff with my design on it and without my permission). Eeek! My…

Have I created a meme?

Originally called “Rainbow Shuffle”, my original shirt design created in 2010  has been posted around the Interwebs with names like Unicorn Itch, Unicorn Scoot, Unicorn Butt Scoot, Unicorn Shute Scootin’ and so on – but the Rainbow Shuffle by any other name is still the Rainbow Shuffle. For some reason (possibly since someone posted it…

Rainbow Shuffle shirts available

It’s been a while since I first had an inquiry for my Rainbow Shuffle design to be printed on a shirt, and now it’s available from my cafepress shop. The original butt-shuffling dog is also available on light apparel and gift items. Don’t settle for poor imitations! (Believe me, there have been a few and…

The finished cake, finally

Wedding cake dramas

Oh the dramas with this wedding cake! I was asked to make a simple elegant cake, with a bunch of flowers on top. Sounded like fun – I was looking for an excuse to practice making sugar flowers so was quite excited. The cake was three tiers: the bottom was a 12 inch chocolate cake,…

The iced wedding cookies

Wedding cookies

A friend asked me to make some wedding favours for her – either cupcakes or cookies. Cupcakes would have been great but we had to fly from Wellington to Auckland, and then they’d have to get transported via ferry to the venue on Waiheke Island. Auckland is also notorious for its humid summers so I…

My first cupcake order

Two of my friends had a joint birthday celebration of Cocktails, Cupcakes and Canapes – three fabulous things that I would normally indulge in but being pregnant I could really only enjoy two of those things. I was asked to make some cupcakes for the occasion, which I was more than happy to do because…