Sunday, 23 October 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge #164

Here is a buttons and bows card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge. I used HA's three fern stamp, Basic Grey buttons and American Craft chip board alphabets.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Aiden lost his first tooth

Aiden had a wobbly tooth on Tues (18 Oct) and the very next day it was away. He did get a visit from the tooth fairy.

Aiden's 6th Birthday

Here are some pictures of Aiden's 6th birthday on 12th October and of his party on 15th October. The party was Sonic themed - Sonic table cloth, paper plates and napkins and the birthday boy and his wee brother had Sonic tops on.

We got Aiden a wee 'football' cake on his birthday on Wednesday. Blowing candles on a cake is a symbolism of birthday that Aiden and Luke relate to and we definitely had to have a cake. 

We got Aiden a DSi for his birthday and the above pics are evidence of what a hit that present was and still is. I'm never in any of the pics as I am always behind the camera. 

Dessert table - various cupcakes and lemon drizzle cake...not sure what the two bowls of crisps doing there. 


Above are the cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing, lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream icing and carrot cupcakes with orange cream cheese icing) I baked for the party. The blue icing is the vanilla buttercream icing with some colouring to match the sonic theme colour. I got all recipes from the Cupcakes book by Primrose Bakery. I must say that this book is really good as they give some really useful tips which allowed me to bake the above yummy cupcakes.....that's the feedback received from all who tasted them. I so enjoyed piping the icing on and as you can see I used every pattern mold I had. Who says they have to be the same?

Here is the spread for the party. The two chafing trays hold the seafood paella which Kevin cooked and the chicken sambal (based on Angeline's recipe) which I cooked served with rice (not in pic). The adults enjoyed the paella and chicken. For the kids we had various sandwiches with crisps, chicken goujons, chicken popcorn, cocktail sausages and sausage rolls.

This is the Sonic cake that was ordered for the party.

Party game - Chaotic pass the parcel! 

Aiden and  Luke with their cousins.

Aiden and Luke with Tinkerbell! 

The Brennan boys.

Blowing out the candles.

A picture of Priya 'Tinkerbell' Small with her mummy enjoying a cupcake. Yummy!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Baking with little helpers

A couple of weekends ago I had three little helpers to bake cupcakes with me. They were so excited but were very good and listened carefully and followed instructions. The boys were excited to have their cousin, Priya with them for this baking stint.

The children put the colourful sprinkles on themselves.

Here is a close up of the swirls on the cupcakes. They are vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. This baking session was a trial for Aiden's birthday party the following week.