Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strawberry Pimms cupcake

I've been busy on the baking front - cupcake baking, to be exact. The task was set on cupcake challenge to bake up cupcakes using at least 2 of the 6 ingredients as set. This month's ingredients are strawberries, Pimms No 1, lemonade, orange, mint and cucumber. I've gone for the easy combination of strawberry, Pimms and lemonade. I made a Pimms syrup and soaked the strawberries in it (for the adults). For the kids, I soaked the strawberries in a lemonade syrup. I used a basic vanilla cupcake recipe and placed the strawberries in the middle of each cupcake. The icing is some fresh double cream whipped with a small amount of icing sugar.

It turned out really well. I think for the adults, I'll drizzle some Pimms over the cupcakes for an added kick. Yum!

Thursday, June 09, 2011


My BFF had a road trip to to Germany which included a trip to Munich. You know what's just outside of Munich -The Wollmeise Store. I researched into colours which I liked, gave her a list and this is what I got. (Actually, the Turkise Markise and Graf Ratz was from Marja in her destash, and My Old Blue Jeans and petit Poison No5 Light was from Knit Nation last year)

I notice I like certain colours, quite dark colours.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Cola cupcakes

I think I'm going to get fat, very fat. I bought a new cookbook and it has amazing cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, whoopie pies, cookies, biscuits etc......... It's the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book.
We've decided to try out the Cola cupcake recipe. And it is good! And easy to make.

If you like cupcakes, you should check out the Cupcake Challenge blog. I intend to participate in it - any excuse to make more cupcakes!