This week we have been super busy crafting, cooking and having fun over the school holidays. Thanks to Flora for sending us a love parcel full of goodies. My son has been enjoying making a cake or 2. First up we made some Banana cup cakes from an Flora activity guides we received.
Pretty vanilla cupcakes each topped with butter cream and a chocolate nest of Jelly Belly "eggs". You can use any Jelly Belly beans for decoration but the Ice Cream Parlour mix is especially pretty with egg like speckles!
A couple of months ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Baxters, informing me that they are launching a Britain loves Beetroot campaign. They were looking for bloggers to take part in a making their own beetroot recipe as part of a fun challenge. We love beetroot in our house, (only yesterday my son had it with his fish and chips) so I was looking forward to taking part.
This is the last ever Creative Thursday posted today and we will re-posted next Thursday lasting for 10 day though out the Christmas Holidays.
We love this hop so much we have decide to change it to Creative Mondays.Starting from Monday 2nd January 2012 each Monday the hop will be started and the linky will be open until Sunday night so you have all week to pop back and link up with us.
Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts this is a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing and you can link as many posts as you like as long as it something creative.All welcome wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us in the New Year....
This week I've been making Christmas Cupcakes....
115g Butter at room Temperature
115g Caster sugar
115g Self raising flour
1 Tablespoon milk
Few drops green food colouring
Few drops orange extracts
200g Soft cheese spread
300g Icing sugar
Half a teaspoon orange extract
1 Tablespoon of milk
Few drops of green food colouring
Pre-heat oven to 180c.
Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin backing tray.
Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
Add a little flour then one egg at a time will a little flour added to each then mix the remaining flour in.
Add the milk food colouring and orange extracts.
Place the mixture into the muffin cases and cook for around 20 minutes until well risen.
Leave to cool completely.
Beat the cheese spread and the icing sugar together until all mixed in.
Add the milk, food colouring and orange extract and mix well.
Place in a icing bag and swirl around the buns.
Add sprinkles and place in refrigerator to set....