Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lego Expo

We went to the Lego expo this year, it was surprising just how inventive people can be with these tiny little bricks..

Choc Chip Cookie Cake

Work morning or afternoon teas are fantastic :) everyone brings a plate and its like a big picnic :)

I decided to make a choc chip cookie cake, mainly because I was craving chocolate and came across this recipe..

it was interesting with the addition of corn flour, and it was a really yummy giant cookie.  I baked it in a silicone cake tin so it was easy to removed when it was completely baked..

Sleeping Puppy

I love watching Cadbury sleep in the funniest ways :) she has a funny personality

Breakfast Muffins

I'm sure some of you will understand that being pregnant and eating well can sometimes be a difficult task.. so I decided I would make some breakfast muffins to help give me something a bit healthier to snack on but something tasty as well :)

I used a recipe using yogurt in muffins and I love yogurt so it just makes sense. I also find recipes with yogurt in them are more moist than without.. and I sprinkled some almonds on top

again I forgot to take pictures of them afterwards :P but they tasted pretty good.. I also made an apricot version of these muffins too.. yum

Almond & Chocolate Biscotti

Nonna would've been proud of me :) I made my first batch of biscotti and I have to say it was delicious :) hubby loved it too

and the recipe came from my favourite recipe book.. the best part about it, it was a really easy recipe.. and I can't believe I didn't attempt it earlier

I forgot to take pictures after this point :P (pregnancy brain strikes again) but it didn't last long

it was so good, I've made 2 more batches :) and I can't wait to make them again

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nursery Curtains

I was looking for some fabric that would be good to make curtains for the nursery.. originally I wanted to have something with pink elephants (because they are so cute) but I couldn't find anything I liked at a reasonable price... but I did come across some very pretty purple fairy fabric 

I didn't want to make it too pink (even though I love pink who knows if she will) and thought this would be perfect

I spent a weekend making them and am just waiting for the curtain rod to go up and I can hang them up :)

Nephew's Birthday Cakes 2016

I also made a cake for the boys for the family celebration we have every year to celebrate their birthdays..

I did say to the boys this year to make it easy on me :P so Hunter wanted a minion cake, with one eye and chocolate flavoured.  He usually picks the easier cake, where as Seth asked for a yu gi oh cake.  He then wanted a star wars cake (which was much easier than yu gi oh) and finally settled on a light saber cake, coloured red and vanilla cake.

this is the shaped light saber awaiting icing

then I added the fondant 

this is the vanilla buttercream I used in the beginning

and I added some cocoa to make chocolate buttercream

and the minioning begins

covering with fondant

adding the eye

and I forgot to take a final picture at home with the strap and hair completed

a few of the adults thought it was a little funny when it was getting cut due to the shape of the light saber

the most important thing is they both tasted yummy :)