According To Matt Archives- Cupcakes
Originally posted on: Monday, 13th June 2011
Today was my last day off before I go back to work tomorrow, the prospect of working is quite exciting me!
I've had the best two weeks off, not rushing around and doing whatever I want with no time restrictions. I've been eating lots of yummy food, so working out also needs to start again tomorrow!
Its been such a joy spending so much time with Dennis, before he leaves on his next cruise ship contract at the end of the week. We have done so many nice things together but I've especially loved our time at home working on separate projects always in full conversation with each other.
Two nights ago I tried making my first crocheted Amagurumi strawberry. It was so fast and easy to make! Since making it I've been hooked on making food. Not sure what I'm going to do with all of this inedible food? At least it has been a lot of fun to make. It also looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself :-)
Today was another very breezy day. Once again full of lots of yummy things, Including all of the little things I made.
The first being a little slice of chocolate pie. I found the pattern on Ravelry and thought I'd give it ago, It was surprisingly simple although it looked much harder than it actually turned out to be. I even placed it on a plate with a fork as if I were going to eat it. Good job I didn't, I'm thinking this would give you a major fur ball!
Next out of the oven, came a little Bakewell Tart. I was really pleased with how this turned out and especially enjoyed taking pictures of it with Instagram on my ipad.
Made with the same pattern, I gave a little Cherry pie a try. I adapted the topping with a little bit of hooky improv.
Finally the one I'm most proud of, my little Jammy Dodger. I used to love these when I was smaller. I'm still quite partial to them now :-) I made this pattern up myself and was sooooo happy with how it turned out. I may even give it another go sometime soon and give writing out the pattern a try.
After making all of these delicious looking cakes, I had to end the day off with a little something sweet.
We have this very cute little Cupcake store, just behind our apartment. You can choose the type of cake you want and they fill the cakes and frost them whilst you wait. They even have a delivery service where they deliver your cupcake order in a little cupcake van.
The cakes are very sweet, you can barely eat a whole one! But they are so nice and make great gifts! They are nice to have as a little treat once in a while.
I chose a chocolate filled Oreo cupcake, with chocolate frosting! DELICIOUS!
Such a nice way to end my break from work :-)