September 2008


This is Spotty.

This is Spotty’s friend.

Spotty and friend both need to get dressed so that they can attend the cake decorating course Tim and I have been going to for the past 7 weeks.

So we start with almond icing underwear, meticulously smoothed by inexperienced hands…

…then a rather ordinary dress of fondant…

…piped Royal Icing jewellery…

and topped with a beautiful floral crown of handmade roses.

As for Spotty’s friend, he got dressed, rather quickly, as is typical of males

 

*hides eyes* eep shouldn’t look at him in his underwear!

All good now.

Topped with frangipanis.

There we go, all dressed up now.

And look..! See what everyone else came in!

Grace, if you ever read this, we want to see how your odd-ball went!

What I spent a lazy urban afternoon trying to make – sugar paste formal rose….

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I’ve been awful at updating regularly this semester, and I won’t have the chance to in the next couple weeks…so I suppose this is one I prepared earlier

There is a strand of cuisine that you won’t find on restaurant plates anywhere in the world. Yes, you can find caviar and foie gras, you can try gels, foams, chocolate ‘earth’ and sniff your food out of a test tube, or dive into a plate of deep-fried grasshoppers and snakeskin soup, but you won’t find this, I promise you.

I speak of course, of the food of students. In particular, uni and college students. People who don’t have the luxury of a full refrigerator or well-stocked pantry, who can’t afford to spend hours slaving over a hot stove, or simply can’t think straight due to a hangover.

(In case you were wondering, I currently fall into the second category, and not the third. =P) 

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Yes, more cupcakes, another birthday. Happy birthday, Donut! =)

I won’t bore you with the details, but here’s a secret – those flowers were handmade…! More on that coming soon =)

Vanilla cupcakes, with various shades and flavours of buttercream. I prefer my usual recipe, but the presentation was worth whipping out the camera.