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!

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12 comments:

  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!!

    hugs,

    S x

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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
    X

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  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

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  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

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  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!!

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  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

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