As promised last week, we made some cupcakes to celebrate National Cupcake Week, and also in honour of Auntie B coming to tea and meeting Teaghan for the first time. She isn't a cupcake person normally (do wish I'd known that in advance lol) but she did seem to enjoy them so I was quite pleased about that.
We made Hot Chocolate cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days and they were delicious if I say so myself! The only change to the recipe I made was to make vanilla frosting instead of the chocolate flavour one in the recipe, as I felt that it was a bit chocolate overkill!
I have never made frosting before. I was surprised at how easy it was, and also how tasty too. I don't normally like buttercream but this version was very nice. I deliberately made the frosting at night to stop dippy Caoimhe fingers and instead got dippy Tim fingers but there was more than enough to let that go!
I also managed to sell my Tens machine last week, and with the proceeds treated myself to a die for my Big Shot. I used it last night to make a card for my cousin Joelle, who has been very kind over the last couple of years, donating some of her daughter's out-grown clothes for Caoimhe. Definitely appreciated! I hope that my one-armed card making (I am slowly getting the hang of crafting whilst holding a baby!) goes some way to show my appreciation!
Well I have a busy day ahead of me today, starting with a trip to Mothercare to exchange my broken pram (do they ever make things to last these days??!!) so I guess I should go and get us all ready!
Don't forget to have a look at Wendy's blog and I'll see you all towards the end of the week..