Saturday, 21 November 2009
It's been a big week and Jon and I have been up to midnight every night working on stuff and cakes respectively so it was a bit of a happy co-incidence that Zali and Jett were invited to the cousin's house for a sleep over. With the entire night ahead of us, the first thing we did after dropping them off was something we reckoned we hadn't done for years, possibly even up to 4 years. Nope, not snowboarding, or sailing, or romantically strolling along the beach (um.. In fact I can't actually remember ever doing that). If you look at the far left photo you'll see - we went the supermarket! - as a couple! - with no kids! It was very exciting and led to some crazy impulse purchases of muesli, and an organic eggplant. Also we loitered around the icecream section and browsed in the 'personal care' aisle. It was wild. Then back at home after a refreshing beverage (midori and lemonade - photo 2), Jon whipped up a delicious thai stirfry and we settled down to watch our DVD. The fantastic meal was followed by some delicious choc-orange mousse (my dish of choice if I was suddenly placed onto the masterchef kitchen). Yum.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Sorry about the delay between posts- I've had technical issues with my cameras but I've now removed the memory stick from the camera which is working but doesn't seem to have a usb cord, and placed it into the camera which isn't working but can connect ok to the computer. Easy huh. I'm dissapointed about my broken camera as it seems Freycinet (a.k.a. the Bermuda Triangle of Photography) has broken another of my cameras as it is now twice that a camera (of previous good health) has stopped working on a Freycinet holiday. It's less than a year old but I bet I can't find the receipt anywhere. Oh well.
Anyway - back to the blues - last week was a blue themed week for cakes! I recon if I had access to good postal services I could probably open an online cake store specialising in nothing but AFL cakes and spanking figurines!
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Her are some cute stipey cupcakes I made for a girls 6th birthday. Well according to the order it was her 6th birthday but when I delivered them the girl came to the door covered in badges which said 'I am 5!' So unless I came a day early I think my order instructions were wrong. Luckily I hadn't used the '6' theme too much! Now you'll notice the slightly different style of cup cake wrapper. These look nice but they aren't that practical - firstly there's more volume of cake required as they are taller, so it's the wrong ratio of icing-to-cake, and secondly they get really greasy as they bake so you have to put them in another one to present them which of course doubles the amount you need and they are more expensive. So a thumbs down from me.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Friday, 31 July 2009
And this was toddler Jamie's christening cake from last weekend. It was a start-to-finish-cake-in-a-day effort so I'm pretty happy with it.
In other news I've finally updated my mobile phone message to say I'm not taking any new orders. I was getting left so many messages I was feeling stressed every time I so much as looked at my mobile phone. I'm happy to take email orders though as it's so much easier than finding time in the day to make phone calls.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Not surprisingly it's been pointed out that I haven't been updating my blog lately so here are a few cakes to go on with.. The soccer player is my nephew Miley who is having a 7th birthday party tomorrow - it looks a little home-made as we opted to use regular butter icing on it as kids like it more I recon. The orange cupcakes are jaffa flavour and I was trying to achieve the extreme yumminess of some I tried on my recent trip to melbourne. I recon my cake is nicer but I can't get close on the icing - does anyone have an orange icing recipe that's really orangey and doesn't have butter in it? The Essendon cupcakes were for my brother-in-law.