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…

Abby’s First Birthday Party

And what a grumpy little Miss she was! She would not let other people hold her, and would cry if mum or dad wasn’t there. That made it very difficult to get party things sorted. The grandparents were supposed to be there to take her off our hands while we prepared, but they got a…

Pina Colada Cupcakes

I finally got around to making cupcakes this week – actually it’s the first time since Abby was born, which is not good enough! Being summer, I thought a cocktail-inspired cupcake was in order, so I came up with the Pina Colada Cupcake. It has chunks of pineapple baked into it and topped with buttercream…

Baby Update at 29 Weeks

Resources tell me that my blood volume is now double the normal. That explains the blood noses I’m having at least twice a day. My belly button now looks like a moon crater with raised edges.  I wonder what it will do by the end of this trimester… On Sunday I had my baby shower.…

Cupcakes and cookies

I get excited when there’s a reason to bake, apart from just wanting to eat! Last Sunday we were invited to Kiwi Wolf‘s hubby’s surprise birthday get together.  Myhubby volunteered me to make the cupcakes – lucky for him I like making cupcakes and he knew it anyway. I decided to make two flavours –…

Put the lime in the coconut

I decided to be a bit adventurous this time and make coconut lime cupcakes with marshmallow icing. The intention was to use the dessicated coconut that had been hanging around in the pantry since ages ago, but when it came to it I couldn’t find it anywhere. Maybe I’d already thrown it out because it…

Dark chocolate cupcake with lemon icing

Cupcakes!

I love baking cupcakes, and realised that I don’t actually have many photos of them online. So here are some now :) Well, we’re not American, but Obama’s presidency gave me an excuse to be silly with cupcakes. If you want to know what I mean, see my post on Cocktails and Obama Cakes. All…

Black Forest Cupcakes

If you’re looking for something to bring to a Christmas lunch or dinner, here’s an idea. I had been wanting to make black forest cupcakes for months but hadn’t gotten around to it – mainly because they have fresh cream instead of icing so it was best to wait until there was an occasion where…

Tea Party Essentials

Eeee! Look at all my pretty things. Not just good to look at, but will be most useful at every tea party. From top right going clockwise: Cupcakes! The recipe I swear by is one for “Scout’s Cupcakes”. It’s a gorgeous recipe that’s so simple and makes really fluffy cupcakes – the best I’ve found.…