Tomorrow is a friend of mine’s birthday so today she came over for a cuppa and I made this cake! Usually I’d make cupcakes but I thought I’d try this idea after seeing Rice Krispie cupcakes on Pinterest. I found a recipe online, which was straight from a Rice Krispie packet years ago but instead of doing cupcakes, made two batches in sandwich tins and then made one big cake!
I used an icing recipe from one of my books: 125g of butter at room temperature, beaten with an electric whisk until pale. Then add half of 240g of icing sugar, a bit at a time, whisking each time, then add 2 tablespoons of milk, then the rest of the icing sugar.I also added a bit of food colouring and some strawberry essence! Theres a thin layer of icing in the middle and then I swirled the top and sprinkled on some strawberry curls!
It went down a treat! 🙂
Been a bit quiet on here haven’t I?! Sorry! Been a bit lazy and I’m going to use the excuse of baby growing 😉 I have been busy with a couple of craft projects though! The first was a cross stitch.. I’ve made a few cards in this kind of design and thought it would make a cool cross stitch, so I got some graph paper and designed my pattern and away I went! I’m so chuffed with how its turned out!!
I’ve considered selling the chart (£5 for two charts – one coloured, one just the outline, will include list of colours I used) but unsure if there would be enough interest? If you would like it please comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Next project was a summer baby blanket! My baby is due in August so I picked out some cotton yarn based on the colours in a blanket I saw in Mamas & Papas. I found a zig zag pattern but have made a smaller version (although its turned out a bit smaller than I’d hoped, but will make a nice car seat blanket and then comfort blankie!) I’m loving how it’s looking 🙂
The last photo features a stitch marker/keeper from Pollyorange!
I hope you are all well!