Monday, February 22, 2010

Cocktails & Cakes

Heaven. What more do I need to say?! It was a night filled with some of the things I love cupcakes, cocktails & friends. It was a good night and I learnt I can make a mean cosmopolitan. I crazly made over 50 cupcakes on the cocktail theme. I made a B52 cake with amazing B52 frosting, cosmopolitan, whisky sour with lemon frosting, mojito which not as successful as I would have liked, it needed more lime. I also sneaked in a batch of chocolate and mint as a trial for the next Iron cupcake. All the cakes went down well, at least I hope they did. I was left with some the morning after along with a lot of nearly empty bottles of random booze. Cakes the morning after and a cup of coffee does wonders for a slight headache. I'm not sure what the next event will be. I am beginning the next cake decoration course on Wednesday so not sure how much time I will have for organising over the top cake themed nights.

Very Late Valentine's Post

Well as usual I spend Valentine's Day alone and happy. I wanted to share some love with my friends so I made some cupcakes. Oh what a surprise!! I made rosewater cakes with sugarpaste hearts and gliter to had that special touch. I did have a slight hicup in that I do not own one heart cutter. I'm not sure how this occured but somehow I have gone through life without a heart shape cookie cutter. I ventured out of my house to the local cook shop to buy supplies for the next cake decorating course which starts on Wednesday 24th (I am feeling very joyful about this) and to of course to fill the huge hear shaped gap in my cookie cutter collection. What I had failed to remember was that it was Valentine's Day and what does everybody buy on the spectacular heart filled day but heart shape cookie cutters. So I returned home heart less and saddened.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have cake sweats

I'm so sad I did not win the Iron cupcake competition :( I did not seriously think I was going to win but next time!!! It was sooo much fun and so much cake. I few of my friends turned up to support me which was amazing (I also think that the idea of eat as much cake as you like may have drawn them in) I nearly didn't enter when I arrived as the standard of entries was totally out of this world (I'm talking I have no job/life type of cakes) but I did enter and I'm glad I did. I was the only person to make a beetroot cake which I suppose is in my favour. There were so many people there and it was a bit of fight to get the cakes. We loaded up our plates and set off to taste all the wonderful pieces of artwork. I think we ate at least 10 cupcakes, could be more like 20!
Check out the site all the cakes are pictured, even mine (it is the last one in the amateur section)