Friday, 17 February 2012

Work Work Work! Followed by a little Cake!

I have had literally no time to do anything this last week, I've been working most Nights. So I thought I'd post a stunning Chocolate Cupcake Recipe I used for my wedding. These are absolutely divine!

The recipe is as follows:

Should make between 10 and 15
130g Good Quality Dark Choc
80g Unsalted Butter
175g Soft Brown Sugar
3 medium eggs
185g Plain flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate soda
200ml Semi Skimmed Milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 Table spoons cocoa powder

  1. Cream the sugar and butter together
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla essence and melted Chocolate. (You can do this in a bowl, heated over water)
  3. Mix ingredients together
  4. Gradually add in the Flour, cocoa powder, Baking Powder, and Bicarb and stir.
  5. Gradually add the milk to the mixture!
  6. Now all you need is your bun cases.
  7. Bake in the oven at 180* for roughly about 20-25mins depending on your oven. Allow to cool for an hour before icing. 

Choc Buttercream

170g Chocolate (Dark)
200g Butter
250g Icing Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extra

  1. Cream the Butter
  2. Sift the icing sugar into the butter
  3. Melt the chocolate and add gradually to the mixture, ensuring it isn't to hot.
  4. Finally add the vanilla :) 
  5. Mix together! :) 

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Getting Organised and the winner is!

So recently, I have been gathering more and more crafty bits and I know for a fact I am spoilt rotten by my other half. So in return it is our anniversary coming up at the end of February and I have bought him a lovely stack of presents and it's so hard not to give them to him but I must wait. Anyway, so as I have got so many goodies and such a little house it was time to be proactive and make crafty storage. So here it is.

My Bead Storage System! :) I love Crystals

 My Scrummy Papers and Stamps, which I still haven't used! I have tons.

 Cross Stitch Chart Storage by Alphabet and Theme :) x
Scrummy Fimo in a Box 
Oh and my pretty magazine holder! Love it. I need more space it's crammed.

As, there were only 2 entries to my competition, I've decided both of them will receive 2 kits each. Shame really, I thought it was a lovely prize. Oh well, I'll do a competition at the beginning of each month. Maybe I'll find something more to the liking of people. x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cross Stitch Giveaway :)

I thought I would do a little giveaway on my blog today! :)

The winner will receive
1x Magnetic Beefeater Cross Stitch Kit
1x Festive Tag Cross Stitch Kit
1x Reindeer Cake Banner Cross Stitch Kit

All you have to do is sign up as a follower on my blog and tell me what you think the best Cross Stitch Kit is available to buy today, I will look through all the selections and the one I choose to make will automatically win the prize. :) I'll PM the winner for their postage address.

The charts are all inside the magazines, which I don't wish to cut up, but they are available on the Cross Stitcher website.  You may wish to make your own little ideas up :) Have fun though :)

Closing Date is Monday 6th February at Midnight :) x