18 February 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On!

I keep seeing Keep Calm and Carry On everywhere and today while I was looking for cupcake wrappers I saw it on Robert Gordan's website, printed on a milk bottle of all things! It's become a shabby/retro slogan!

And for those of the who are interested, it was one of three posters printed by the British Government during World War II in bold colours with the symbol of the king's crown. The plan was that if Germany invaded, all of these posters would be issued. As history tells, Germany did not invade and so the posters were burnt, bar a couple which got kept and later auctioned off. Apparently a couple still exist in the Imperial War Museum in London. How Brainy am I ??!! (source: www.keepcalmandcarryon.com).

Now these guys have keep calm printed on ev-er-ry-thing! but....when I searched for cupcake toppers, I saw this: no results! *gasp*


So, what else is a girl to do on a Friday night when DS and DD are asleep woot woot!! and DH has gone fishing? you got it... make cupcake toppers!!
Here they are! Approx 3.5cm by 4.5cm, perfect size to make your cupcakes retro chic.



Of course there is one about cupcakes....



and funny people have changed some words...

 

 this was my favourite funny one... lol


These are available in my ETSY shop in nearly any customised colour. Pink, light blue, turquoise, black, pale green and red are the most popular.

You can request different combinations of sayings too.

They will also be on sale at our market stalls!! See our market page for details of when and where we will be! Keep calm everyone! 


12 February 2011

Personalised Wedding Cupcake Toppers

Since moving to Australia, I have become slightly obsessed with paper craft, especially now that I have access to a Lincraft and a sewing machine! So I have introduced some non-edible cupcake toppers into my cupcake designs and my ETSY store.

Here is our first wedding cupcake topper, although you could write anything on top for any occasion!

Wedding cupcake without topper

Wedding cupcake with topper! How much cuter is the cupcake!




These are fully customisable, different fonts, names, sayings, colours...


So cute for a wedding! 

Personalise with each guests name: great for favours or as name placement cards...




10 February 2011

Caramel Cupcakes



Another fabulous recipe... caramel cupcakes! Something delicious, something a bit different. They are scrummy yummy, no complaints in my house!! Forget that diet and put cinnamon cream cheese frosting or the original vanilla butter cream. Either way you won't be disappointed!

Makes 12 flat cupcakes to the top of the case (4cm) as shown in the picture.

Recipe:
110 grams (butter at room temp)
2 eggs
100 grams of light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1-2 tsp of caramel essence (can get online from baking pleasures approx 6$)
140 grams of self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

Directions:
1. Beat the eggs, sugar and butter together.
2. Add the essence
3. Sift in the SR flour and baking powder and mix in by hand
4. Put 1 tbs in each cupcake case and bake in oven for 10 mins at 170 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy!


5 February 2011

Chocolate & Strawberries Tea Party Toppers!

Introducing our newest range of toppers! The.... Chocolate & strawberries tea party! Chocolate cakes, cookies, cupcakes, strawberries, tea pots and tea cups... with a vintage twist of roses and blossoms of course!
 All hand-made from edible gum paste and gel colours. Available this week from our ETSY store, they come in a DIY kit, enough to decorate 12 cupcakes. 






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