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Friday, March 26, 2010

A little over-board?

I made a promise to my boyfriend a long time ago that I would make him a cake - not just any cake however, his favourite- carrot cake (with cream cheese icing of course). Although it's a few months later, I finally made one tonight.

I'm all about my decorating at the moment and have been wanting to try out my Nutbrown Icing Set that I was given a while ago. Unfortunately it didn't work so well i.e. it fell apart (darn)! So yet again I reverted to my trust worthy Icing set from the super market...

I didn't really have any decorating 'plan' in mind which is perhaps why I went a little over-board:

And a little more still:

...and just a tad more:Walnuts!

No matter what, you can never go too over-board with cream cheese least that's what I think. I know my boyfriend would agree to that.

I'm off to lick the rest of the bowl! Mmm..

Hope you all have a happy weekend.x

Monday, March 15, 2010

Experimenting with creativity and little time

Please excuse me while I have a wee moan about work eating all my time...eating being the operative word. My free time disappears so fast I don't remember having it in the first place. Gone are the days where I could bake all afternoon, then blog about it. Gone. GONE. But I have faith that it won't be like this forever. So bear with me while I still get used to working full time. Maybe it's a time management thing? Or maybe it's a career choice thing, where I need to switch to baking and bloging for a living...ok maybe not, but it would be nice.

The other night I was home, so I relished the opportunity to try out my new gifts! It was a rather quick go, hence the 'creative' outcomes but it was fun to see how these gimics would turn out.

The chocolate moulds will definitely get a lot more use out of them. As for the chocolate, it was a little too artificial tasting for my liking, so I think I may have to stick to the stuff found in local supermarkets.

The decorating pens were fun too, but cooled very fast and made it hard to use after a wee while. I still think they're fantastic though. I'm looking forward to finding a use for them.

Hope you are all having a great week.x

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A gift from Korea

Guess what! Our flat now has internet. Horah. It's amazing what you can do when you don't have internet to occupy your time. But now that it's here again, may the procsrastination begin...

I recieved a wee gift from a friend who has been living in South Korea. She gave me a bag full of what seemed like, a never ending bag of goodies.

Here's some of the things I found:

Chocolate moulds (hearts, alphabet and teddies)

Melting candy (mmm) and moulds for ice or cakes

A little oven mit and a mini water sprinkler

and what I am most excited about using...Icing in a easy-dispensable tube! Apparently you zapp it in the microwave for a minute, then use. No fussing about piping bags here!

Lucky huh?! Looks like South Korea knows a thing or two about fun baking supplies. I'm very much looking forward to experimenting with all of these things. I shall let you know how I get on!

Thanks again Sophie!x

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Long time no see

You may have noticed the lack of posts lately..I do still exist! However my access to internet doesn't..our flat is still waiting for our internet to kick start. We've been told its not far away, so when it does eventually arrive, I will be sure to get my little fingers typing hard. I've missed you all greatly. I especially can't wait to show you a wee package that I received from a friend in Korea.
Till then, happy baking, happy cooking and happy all round.