Monday, 6 September 2010
All the small things
In the spirit of being a recessionista and domestic goddess, I baked some cupcakes to provide as gifts. With the amount of cupcakes I can produce from the batch of ingredients bought, I'm definitely making savings against shop-bought cakes, they also taste better too! I tested out another recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, this time vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate crispy bits. I packaged them in a great cupcake gift box (available from Sainsbury's) so they really looked the business. While everyone testing the cupcakes liked them, I honestly preferred the vanilla frosting and sprinkles.
I like receiving presents and parcels in the post too. I've just received the latest copies of Easy Living, Glamour and InStyle to read. I just don't know which to start reading first!
Blackpool Illuminations are now on show every night here following the Robbie Williams switch-on. This is always an indication that Autumn is on its way and the nights are drawing in. This is my favourite time of the year and as evenings get darker, I'll be curled up on the couch catching up on my reading, its a perfect excuse to do necessary research for my blog!