Saturday, 24 September 2011

A new cupcake decorating class

This week has been a busy one for me and has included the start of an 8 week cupcake making class that I am teaching!

This week we looked at working with fondant icing sugar and compared it to using normal icing sugar, we learnt how to dip the cakes and made blossom flowers to go on top!

Here are some the students made

On wed we are working with buttercream! Will upload the photos later in the week!!

Carla x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cake pops!

I have been playing around recently with these and today I have made some out of Oreo biscuits!!

I smashed up the oreos into tiny pieces

Added some buttercream

And mixed it all together!!

Made balls about the size of ping pong balls and put in the freezer for 15 mins

I then melted some candy melts

Dipped the lolly sticks in and stuck into the balls!

I then dipped the balls making sure i had covered them all

These are as far as i am taking them today! They are to go on georgia's 4th birthday cake!

Can you guess what it is going to be????

Carla x

Friday, 22 July 2011

Last day of school!!!

Had to quickly come up with thank you presents for the teachers at school last night!!! Left it all until last minute!!

Both kids wrote a thank you message on the back of the presents but the stampin' up equipment definitely came into it's own in a hurry last night!!!

Hope they liked them!!!

Carla x

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cake pops!

I have been busy working out how to make cake pops!!

These were my very first attempt at them!!

After a little trouble shooting my next attempt looked like this!!

And after talking it through with my friend Debs, we spent an evening making them!!

Between us we came up with these!!

A closer view!

Today I have been baking to help raise money for the school with my little girl Georgia (who literally licks the bowl out!!)

But I am off to see Victoria (blue jelly) tonight andvi have a few guests around over the weekend as it is my birthday, so I made these as treats for everyone!!

Carla x

Saturday, 25 June 2011


It is finally here! Our 2011 scrapbook retreat!!!

The challenges that everyone has entered have been amazing!!!

The cupcake challenge was amazing!! Everyone brought such beautiful cakes with them, especially Annabel who took the challenge 'cup' cake literally!!!

Then came the slipper challenge!!!

Some lovingly sewn and altered! Elaines must have taken her hours!!!!

This was the 'all about me' challenge of everyones layouts!!!

And some of the name tags , although i didn't manage to get photos of eveyone's!!!!

More to come!!!!!

Carla x

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A bonefide teacher!!!

I have just received the phone call to tell me that I have passed through the official exam board at Nottingham Trent University and achieved my PGCE making me a qualified teacher!!!!!! I Am very proud of this achievement as I never really thought I would get there!!!

Big day in our house.............we are picking up the latest member of our family!!!! Photos to follow shortly!!!!!

Carla x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cupcake Heaven!!!

On Sunday I taught my first Stampin' up! Class!! It went really well!

We made a gift box for 4 cupcakes, made 4 cupcake wraps and decorated the cakes to go in the box with rice paper toppers using the flights of the butterfly stamp set and punch!!

I think everyone was really happy with what they had made!! And what a lovely bunch of people came!!

My next class is on 3rd july if you fancy joining in some fun!!

Carla x