With some celebratory events this week I thought rather than buy presents, I would make up a selection of cupcakes to put in a pretty box. I tend to use the Hummingbird Bakery book for recipes as they are a little bit more unusual, so this was the perfect opportunity to try some recipes I had been eying up for a while!
I bought some pretty cupcake boxes and cases from Asda and set to in the kitchen. I had chosen to make vanilla, lemon (with a lemon curd surprise filling!), banana and chocolate and peaches and cream. I had wanted to try a few others, but I only intended to put one of each cake in the box, therefore meaning a lot of baking and I just didn’t have the time.
I was also helping out at a cycling event for the club my husband is part of, therefore more cake was needed! I opted for chocolate muffins this time, sourcing some tulip cases from my local cake supplies shop to make them look more professional. I added chocolate chunks rather than doing the melted middle like in the than recipe.
Although no sewing this week, I have managed to finally update my folksy site with all my gadget cases and bags. I wanted to try and make my photos more professional so I invested in a light tent, a little bigger than I had expected!
I still need to work on lighting etc, but using natural light I think I got some good photos – please pop over and let me know what you think!
I am also working on a new venture which I need to keep quiet on for now, but it’s taking a bit of my time up, putting the sewing on the back burner for now. In about a months time I’ll be able to share with you what will be a fantastic new adventure for me and hopefully exciting for all my followers too!
As always I am linking up with Wendy’s handmade Monday post, please pop over to handmade harbour to see what everyone else has been up to this week.