Like cupcakes, without the cups!
The mint chocolate torte I just made for tonight’s dessert :) It’s made with a chocolate biscuit base, dense mint chocolate filling topped with a light layer of whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
For this particular torte I halved the recipe, as it’s just me and my husband having it, otherwise we’ll be eating this for a few weeks - eek!Source: littletuthfairycrafts
Homemade potato salad, tuna & devilled eggs
Homemade potato salad: Steamed potatoes, finely chopped onions & mayo
(not the low fat stuff, I don’t believe in diets)
Devilled eggs: Hard boiled egg (cooled), cut in half, scoop out yolk into small bowl, add tsp of tuna and half tsp mayo. Mix and add back to hollow in egg.
Half a tin of tuna in sunflower oil.
Restrospectively, I now remember I should have added some minced pimiento olives to the devilled eggs and over the tuna.
Sorry for crappy photo quality.Source: tuthfairy
Cookies: I followed the recipe to the letter. The cookies came out really nice and tasty, but look a little weird. I think it may be because I put them too low in the oven(?) Also, they taste very buttery/greasy - so I’m going to try cutting out some butter next time. The cookies are huge, by the way!
Marmalade brownies: Because I’ve been quite obsessed with adding orange extract flavour to my chocolate things recently, I thought I’d try to add a more “natural” orange flavour to my brownies - with marmalade. The brownies have come out as normal, gooey, with areas of glistening marmalade streaks marbled throughout. The flavour’s not too strong, though. In fact, my husband said that if it wasn’t for me telling him about the marmalade, he wouldn’t have known. I was hoping for that Jaffa Cake-type flavour - but you can’t win them all. I guess I’ll just have to keep trying.
This afternoon (well, probably only 2 hours of this afternoon) shall be spent baking - yay!
So I’m attempting cookies, the classic, large, chewy American cookies. I’ve never been too successful with cookies - so let’s see how this turns out.
And my old faithful Brownies of Champions with an added extra flavour. I hope these are uber-tasty too!
Will let you know how it goes….with pictures :)
I would just like to start this post by apologising for my crap photography. I took these with my old camera which was dying a very slow death (whilst waiting for my new camera to arrive).
I made this doll based on the character of Faith from a game called Mirror’s Edge (reference image below) I made this doll as a Secret Santa gift for a friend who works in the video games industry. Funnily enough he was my Secret Santa too, and knowing that I’m a science tutor and into crafts, he got me space origami (yay!)
It’s safe to say he was very happy and surprised when he opened up the gift box, and she now takes pride of place on his desk at work. Maybe I should ask him to lend me the doll so I can take better pictures(?)
So, this is the first plush doll I’ve made based on a human character. I must say, animals and other abstract plushies are much easier to make. But I had lots of fun making Faith nevertheless :)
My husband has asked me to make him a different, mush more stylised, version of Faith, so I will post a picture as soon as I’ve made her.
This is Beartato (pronounced Bear-tay-toh). Half bear, half potato. He is the adorable star of the comic strips on Nedroid’s Picture Diary: [link]
Beartato is a Christmas decoration made from felt with denim stuffing and has poseable cable-tie arms and legs. He’s only 2 inches tall. I also made Beartato two-sided with a happy/ecstatic expression on one side and surprised/scared expression on the other (as he’s often seen in the comics).
I made my own wedding cake. It was just quite a plain chocolate cake with a dark chocolate honey ganache and Tooty Frooties border. We just wanted a simple cake as our wedding was very small and intimate anyway.
The cake below was my practice cake, a few days before our wedding. I sent it into work with my husband and this is how he announced our marriage to his work mates. They were surprised, and some even thought it was a joke. Especially because of the text. My husband requested the text, I didn’t care what I wrote as long as I could practice my piping!
The penguin cake toppers are actually salt and pepper shakers :)