Friday, 29 January 2010


For Kate.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Hello cupcake

I made cupcakes today! They will be presents for people up in the Norf. They're kind of based on cupcakes in The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook but with a simplified recipe because mine always turn out lumpy following theirs. Also, changed the frosting too as I'd run out of milk... I was not the most prepared person in the baking arena. Anyway, here's the recipe I used.

125g Butter
125g Flour
125g Caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla essence

250g Icing sugar
80g Butter
1tsp Vanilla essence
(I threw in a bit of pink food colouring too for funsies)

1. Mix the butter and sugar together until creamed
2. Beat in the eggs until mixed together
3. Seive the flour in and fold into the mixture a bit at a time
4. Add the vanilla essence and pile it into cases
5. Cook in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden
6. For the frosting just mix all of the ingredients together and pipe or spoon onto the top of the cake.

Also, I noticed this at the bus stop at the top of my road and thought it was pretty.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Lobe love

I'm generally not a 'jewellery person', but, since having all of my hair chopped off and revealed my naked ears, I feel like I should dress them up. I had several pairs of huge earrings but on a little trip round the charity shops in Nantwich I had gathered quite a substantial amount of earrings. Here are a selection of them, now I just need to wear them outside...

The Selby

I love The Selby.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Yum yum yum

I have fully just fallen in love with these shoes, especially the yellow wedges. I love desert boots but can't seem to get the Clarks idea out of my head. These are definitely not Clarks.

They are by Matiko, if I had a spare $172 and a US postcode I would never take these off.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Mask ball dabblings

Experimenting with feathers and glue for my friend Rachel's Masked Ball next weekend, hopefully her fear of birds has subsided a little...
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