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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happy 16th Criselda!!

Last weekend my dear cousin Criselda turned sweet sixteen!!  She is addicted to KPop and Anime, more specifically BIG BANG {Korean boy group} and Sword Art Online character Kirito.  This cake had to incorporate these two things that play such a big part in her life right now.  After watching countless music video clips of Big Bang, and browsing through images of Kirito, I came up with a mash of shapes and colours that I felt best portrayed these two things.  It was such a fun cake to put together!!  Hope you like it just as much as the birthday girl did :-P

Rainbow batter paint :-P

Baked rainbow layers

Sketch of Kirito

And now, the FUNKY SIXTEEN cake!!

My gorgeous cousin Criselda with her birthday cake xo

Family photo :-)
Let's not forget our fluffy Mango to complete this family photo :-)
Inside the top tier...rainbow goodness!!
Click 'Read More' after the break to see the rainbow cupcakes I made {and forgot to bring to the party} lol...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Oh Girl!!

Shux!!  It's been a while, huh?  I hope you've been well and life has been nothing but amazing for ya!  If not, I pray that it gets better :-)

Today, I am excited to share with you some cute mini girly cupcakes I made a few weeks ago for my friend Kaleena.  It was her sister's baby shower and she wanted girly cupcakes to serve to her guests!  I had such a fun time putting these wee cuties together because of the fun vibrant colours!  I've been meaning to share these with ya since I made them, but y'know how wonderfully busy life can get for a stay-at-home Momma!!  :-)

Enjoy xo

Aren't they cute?  Kaleena said everyone enjoyed them so yay!!

And here's a quick batch of kid-friendly monster cupcakes I made for my nephew Addy's 4th birthday that same weekend...

He absolutely LOVED them!!  Happy nephew, happy aunty :-D

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's cupcake feature!!  Can't wait to get back into more baking and creating and share them with you!!

Have a fab day!!


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Happy 11th birthday to my Jubs!!

Is it March already?  I can't believe it!!  I've decided I won't be doing a February monthly glimpse, because my posts are running behind schedule, so I'll be combining Feb with March instead :-)  Hope you don't mind :-P

Today, I get to share with you my oldest boy's birthday highlights!  Javaughn {aka Jubs} turned 11 on the 23rd of Feb, and this year his birthday landed on a Saturday which was great!!  We kicked the day off at Megazone {Mt. Wellington}, where we played laser tag, dodgem cars, laser web missions, and arcade games.  It was awesome!!  

BEFORE laser tag...nice and dry :-)

Laser web mission - The yellow arrow is pointing to my cousin Criselda...you can see her legs and that's about it lol

Dodgem cars

AFTER laser tag...nice and sweaty :-)

The very happy 11 year old xo

Soon after we went to my sister's place for a feed and of course, some cake!  Now, this cake/cupcakes/brownies were only baked that very same day, as in, while we were at my sister's place with everyone around.  I was feeling run down days leading up to his birthday so I really couldn't work on it in advance.  Let's just say I prefer baking alone, lol.  I forgot to add a couple of things, like baking powder and baking soda, but did my best to rectify the situation {I mixed it in the batter after it had already been baking for 15 minutes...eek!}  These are the things you SHOULD NOT DO by the way.  Just as well, it turned out ok...that's the best word I can come up with.  Nobody seemed to notice...either that or they were too polite to say anything, haha!

This cake was super simple to make!  All you need are three {square} layers of your favourite chocolate cake, fill with chocolate buttercream {or ganache}, then frost with {green} vanilla buttercream {use a 'grass' tip}.  And that's it!!  I made Jubs' favourite vanilla cupcakes to surround the cake, and that was also frosted with 'grass' {I even ran out of green icing so I ended up using the remaining chocolate buttercream I used to fill the cake with for a couple of the cupcakes}.  So simple, yet effective!!  And best of all, the birthday boy LOVED it!!  That's all the matters in the end :-)

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure, enjoy xo

{posterised version}

Minecraft cupcakes

The very happy birthday boy :-)

Jubs blowing out his candles with some of his cousins

Minecraft cake all cut up and ready to serve...

Minecraft dirt brownies...thanks to my helper Trisha :-)
 Click on 'read more' to see more pics...