Saturday, 11 June 2011
I have been baking again this week,a colleague celebrated his 40th birthday I think he thought he could keep it quiet but we found out so when he came back of hols, us girlies got together and gave him a gift. I made a lemon flavoured sponge cake for him as a treat and we all clubbed together and got him a bottle of red wine and a card. I think he was quite taken aback, but I think he was pleased.
Anyway myself and two friends are pooling our resources in crafting and are working away at putting a small business together,I specialise in the baking side and Jenny and Alison specialise in the card making and photography, we are planning to offer wedding cards and invitations and celebration cakes. Jenny and Alison are currently branching out into card making classes and they are running their second class today. A few weeks ago Jenny kindly made me two cards and the deal was that I supply some cup cakes in return. So, I have made some lemon flavoured cupcakes for them to take to their class today and serve at their tea break. Here is a picture, I made a lemon sponge mixture then made a lemon butter cream topping which I piped on and made some little daisies, I cut out the basic flower using white fondant on my Cricut then shaped the petals so that they had a little more texture and added some small balls of yellow fondant for the centre. I thing they looked quite cute and I hope they go down well at their tea break. I will be adding cupcakes to my portfolio so will be making some more soon. Here are a couple of pictures.