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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Elevated fairy cakes

So when I signed off last night I was just about to make some cup, sorry, fairy cakes for the yarn swap which took place today.

Do you want to see how they turned out?

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I love the cupcake stand (borrowed from Jenny). I may have to get one of my own. Nothing like a good cake stand to elevate your afternoon cuppa into an event.

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I love the little orange and lemon slices which I found in the Co-op and I'm pleased with my buttercream piping which, after a bad start with the wrong piping nozzle*, was pretty consistent. It's good to get the practice in as I've just signed up to a company-wide baking contest at work and I know (from sampling the output at various recent cake sales) that the competition will be stiff.

More on the yarn swap and the knitting that I got done tomorrow (or rather later today as it's now past midnight). Time now for a bit of Patrick O'Brian and then sleep.

* too narrow a star which meant that buttercream started to ooze from the spaces between the stitches in the seam of my piping bag rather than coming out of the nozzle as intended.

4 comments:

Jo Spittler said...

It all looks delicious! Is that an antique stand? What an unusual idea.

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Mmm... they look delicious! I love the stand, you should definately get one. :)

ruthcrafts said...

They look great! I'm sorry I couldn't make it :) I don't know if they're everywhere, but my local branch of The Works had some of the cupcake stands this week!

Petit Filoux said...

They look very tasty!!