Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Colds, cakes and my 100th post!

Rose has got one stinker of a cold at the moment and is feeling rather sorry for herself. So instead of going out anywhere this morning, we I had a lazy morning in our pyjama's and did some baking! I did have to go to the dentist at 11:45, so the laziness didn't last long I'm afraid...!

I got this book for the bargain price of £4.99 the other day in W.H.Smith, I really don't need another recipe book but there were sooo many beautiful photo's of yummy treats inside, it was just too tempting! 

So anyway, I had all of the ingredients to bake the sticky gingerbread cupcakes in the book, so we were busy in the kitchen even before Rose and I had got dressed! She's got to the stage now where she's not happy just playing on the kitchen floor while I get on with whatever I'm doing, she wants to oversee Everything that is going on! So, in the high-chair she went with a little bread and jam to keep her happy! :-)

Ray came home to watch Rose whilst I went for my check-up at the dentist (everything was fine - phew!) and then I iced the cupcakes when Rose was having her afternoon nap. I was really happy with them because I've never piped icing before today, I thought I'd better get in some practise before I have to Rose's cake next week. They were delicious... far too delicious in fact, I've eaten 3 today!

I'm trying to lose my post-Christmas weight at the moment and I just know I won't be able to resist scoffing more of them tomorrow...
So, I'm sending the rest of them in to work with Ray tomorrow. He seems very happy to do so... I think he thinks it's going to make him the popular guy at work for the day! haha

This is my 100th post! Woohoo!
I plan to get a giveaway sorted fairly soon-ish, I just need more hours in the day please!



  1. Oh my they look yummy!! You'd never know it was your first time piping!!

    I made some of Nigella's sticky gingerbread at Christmas and it was delish - in fact as I was the only one that love it I more or less finished the lot!!


    S x

  2. They look delicious and the piping looks great :)

    Hope Rose feels better quickly! My little boy had his vaccinations today and is off colour too :( Horrible to see them suffering :(

    Gem x

  3. They look totally yummy and Rose is getting sooooo big!

  4. I love that last photo of Rose on the carpet. I can't believe that she is going to be a year so soon.

    See how easy it is to eat cakes? You almost have to force yourself don't you xx

  5. Oh poor little Rose.. though she looks quite happy even with a cold! The cakes looks brilliant - very professional! Congratulations on your 100th post! :)x

  6. Congratulations on your 100th post. Your gingerbread cupcakes do look very yummy indeed, no wonder you couldn't resist them! I hope that your little girl feels better soon too :O)x

  7. They do look very yummy and great job on the icing! Congrats on your 100th post, may there be many more xx

  8. Those cakes look yum - would you consider posting me one please?!
    Congrats on your hundredth post - I'm nearly at mine too - it's an exciting milestone, isn't it?
    Hope Rose is a bit better today

  9. ooooh those cupcakes looks delicious, i bet Ray has lots of friends today!
    i hope little Rose is feeling better very soon x
    love jooles x

  10. Your little cup cakes are delicious looking, I am a rubbish decorator of cake :( 100 posts yay!! Look at that little girl of yours, she is growing so quickly, hope she is better.
    x Sandi

  11. Congrats on your 100th post!
    Lovely cupcakes too.

    Regarding matching the seams of patchwork.
    My seams are not all perfect.
    I got better as I went along.
    I made sure before sewing the rows together that the seams matched, if they didnt I made adjustments to the blocks that were a bit off.
    Then I did a bit of stretching and a little coercing, and matched seams as I sewed.

    Got more to sew now!!

  12. I love the photo of Rose on the floor, she is so cute. Poor Rose it is lousy when they feel poorly, lots of cuddles needed. I would dare make the cupcakes as I wouldn't be able to resist eating them, not quite allowed on the SW diet!!
    Lots of love
    Mum xxxx