I’m in a bit of a weird place at the moment. I think I may have over done it during the week and am now a bit drained. I also have a lot to do in the next few weeks and I think that is weighing on me a little bit too.
So to brighten me up a bit I thought I would share the rest of the cupcakes I have made. I thought I would start with a different type of cupcake – a cross stitch one.
May 2013 – Cross Stitch
I have never done cross stitch before and some of the ladies at craft do so I wanted to give it a go. I saw this small cross stitch pattern of a cupcake and thought that was a goo one for me. It does look pretty, but it is not my cup of tea. I found that cross stitch takes a long time, and although pretty, I don’t think I got enough reward from my work! Also it doesn’t require much creativity to do cross stitch, so I guess it is nice to do if you are in a creativity hole! I think I will keep this for a scrapbook on my cakes – when I make it one day
March 2011 – Cupcakes for Craft
In February 2011 I took a few weeks off work. I didn’t have much annual leave the year before and had just finished a big project at work I was working on. I managed to get to a couple of craft sessions, in amongst catching up with people and sleeping! I also must have done some scrapbook shopping because I remember basing these cupcakes on a sheet of woodland animals.
These cupcakes were cottage carrot cake cupcakes, so I left some of the frosting as per the recipe and then made some trees, a sun and some animals. The animals are owls, foxes, rabbits and raccoons. But I’d accept pandas and cats too! There was a little girl at craft who was off school because she was sick and the pastor gave her a rabbit cupcake. He told me it put a smile on her face and said it was a cute cat!
My friend had the sun cupcake and she thought it looked like the sun on the adverts for BankWest. I don’t think I had seen advert at the time, but when I saw the advert every time since, all I could think about was my cupcakes!
I think it was also the first time I had used my cupcake carrier my parents bought me. It is very handy, but I have worked out since that if you do high toppings on the cupcakes, you cannot layer them. Oh and the fox was my favourite and I made sure I ate him
March 2011 – AFL Season Starts
After my leave I thought I better go back to work with cupcakes! Australian Football League (“AFL” or Aussie Rules) had just began and I thought it would be a good theme for cupcakes. Now I didn’t have purple food colouring and I thought blue and red made purple… boy it was hard and the Dockers cupcake did not meet a friend’s approval (I wonder if she remembers she picked on it on Facebook!!).
Sept 2012 – Cookie Monster
It was a colleagues birthday and I wanted to make him some cupcakes but struggled on what to make him. He seems to be able to put away a lot of food and the cookie monster came to mind! You should have seen all of us accountants trying to hide the blue food colouring in our mouths when we were eating them! I didn’t think that one though!! LOL!
May 2013 – Ride to Conquer Cancer
A friend of mine is doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer this October and was fundraising to raise the committed donation. To contribute I made 3 dozen cupcakes that my friend’s wife sold at their fundraising day.
I had fun making these cupcakes because I could play with piping, used up all these cupcake animals and princess toppers I had bought ages ago and could just make them colourful!
I just scrolled down on my blog and found this:
I believe my naughty puppy Macbeth has been on my desk while I was in the toilet! I hope he wrote something nice and nothing naughty!
I also saw the below picture on Facebook, but cannot find the original source. I thought it was a good way to end my cupcake blog. I think that is all the cupcakes I have made so you are all up-to-date. Hope you all had a lovely weekend