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Figs after Easter

10 May

a.k.a. Cupcake lesson FOUR

I know I know, Easter has come and gone, but I realised I hadn’t shared my cupcake creations for Easter / Spring with you yet! And it’s still spring (although judging from the weather, you’d think it’s fall allready). So here’s some sunshine and smiles for you, Enjoy!

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Cupcake lesson THREE

22 Jan

Some of the “winter” cupcakes I did a while ago. Enjoy!

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Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

a.k.a. Cupcake lesson TWO

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Cupcake lesson ONE

12 Sep

Wow, seems like my last blogpost dates back a few ages. I have been superbusy: moving, changing jobs and organising an event… I did manage to get some very purrrrdy nailpolishes (GOSH! CATRICE!) to try out and review. And some other stuff that you will see passing by. Some day. When I get to it.

But first I just need to brag a little bit with my accomplishment of tonight.

I went to my very first cupcake-lesson! My classmates and myself colored decorating fondant, rolled it, pushed out nice shapes with a cookie cutter and started some serious decorating. The brave ones (yes, myself included) ended up doing elaborate sculptures.

So, Tadaaaa!

From left (under) to right (upper), in order of construction:

Starry night, birthday crown, pink/yellow flower, yellow flowers, pacman and friends, cat and mouse

The ones on the left are beginner work, not much to say about that. I actually ate the crown cupcake the second I came home, just to get it out of my sight.

The flowers are both pretty and elegant. And fairly easy to make. I LOVE the leaves, those are made with an aid (that I need to get for myself).

Both DIY cupcakes on the right took some time to make. Especially when the fondant started sticking to my fingers. But I do love my Pacman and kittycat! I’m not sure I will be able to eat them. Enjoy!

Are you a fan of decorating cupcakes, even now the general cupcake craze has cooled down a bit?

Are you able to eat them after you spend so much time and work on them?

Tell me!

Xoxo, your domestic goddess.

Chocolate-cranberry muffins

24 Aug

Wiii, I am feeling like quite the domestic goddess. Today I made chocolate & cranberry muffins!

I used a marble cake recipe, but added extra cacao and dried cranberries, put the cake dough in a muffin/cupcake tin and baked it in the oven for a short while.

Here’s the result!

 

Inside

 

Nom Nom Nom!

DIY: the quiche

13 Aug

What you need:

– Ready made quiche crust

– Any filling you like. I used 1/2 butternut squash, 2 carrots, 1 shallot, 1 courgette, 1/4 broccoli and some soy chunks. You can add bacon or other meats, but that’s not my kinda thing.

– 3 eggs

– Some milk and double cream (I didn’t really measure it)

– Cheese (I used Emmental)

– Herbs and spices

 

How you do it:

Stick the crust in a round cake tray, pierce slightly with a fork. Sauté or blanch the veggies, throw in the soy, season with whatever spices you want. Put the filling in the crust. Mix the eggs, milk and double cream until it’s a bit foamy. Pour into the tray and cover with cheese. Place in a preheated oven (200°C) for 20-30 minutes. Bon appétit!

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