Saturday, October 26, 2013

More cupcakes.....

More cupcakes......






















Here is the recipe for these yummy chocolate cupcakes:
Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes

1 cupcake

160 calories/cupcake (without frosting)



Scratch-Made Chocolate Cupcakes that are Moist, Deeply Chocolatey, and So Easy to Make! These Cupcakes have a Slightly Domed Top and a Fluffy Texture, but are Sturdy enough to stand up to your Favorite Buttercream.

Ingredients

§  1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

§  1 cup all purpose flour

§  1/2 cup cake flour


§  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

§  1 teaspoon baking soda

§  1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

§  1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

§  4 eggs

§  1 cup greek yogurt

§  2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

1.       Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2.      Place the first 7 (dry) ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

3.      Mix in the butter on low speed, until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.

4.      Stir in the eggs, greek yogurt and vanilla, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl to be sure all the ingredients are well-combined.

5.       Fill lined cupcake wells just over half full (approx. 1/4 cup of batter).

6.      Bake for 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with moist crumbs.

7.       Cool completely before frosting.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Enjoy every moment

I am entering this layout for 3 challenges....

1. Divas by Design
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/3-or-more-layers.html
2. Wild Orchid Challenge
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-87pretty-pastels.html
3. Maja Designs
http://blog.majadesign.nu/2013/10/october-mood-board/
with this moodboard....

Moodboard-October

Here is my take on these challenges.....






















Paper: Maja Designs
Bridge, birdbath, birds and pearls: Prima
Branches, leaves and title: Silhouette America
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punches
Flowers and doilies: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tree: Memory Box Inc Die
Stitching and sanding done
Circles cut with CM circle cutters
I have used a Let's Scrap Sketch 10-2-13.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tea for two

I am entering this cute little teapot for 3 challenges....
1. Divas by Design
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/3-or-more-layers.html
2. Wild Orchid Challenge
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-87pretty-pastels.html
3. The Ribbon Girl (I won this challenge)
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/october-card-challenge-make-it-sparkly.html

Here is my take on these challenges.....























Paper: Maja Designs
Pearls and Flowers: The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts
Sparkly Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders: Eyelet circle, small scallop circle, leaves, cups and foliage
3d teapot: Silhouette America
Ink: Colorbox Ink
The rose on the lid I made by using Fimo clay and a rose silicon mould

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wedding Gift Box

I am entering this gift box for 6 challenges...

1. Charisma Cardz
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2013/10/week-39-bingo.html
Pink-Charms-Gems
2. Sugar Creek Hollow
http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/2013/10/71-romance.html
3. In The Pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-29-luscious-lace.html
4. Creative Craft Challenges 2
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
5. The Ribbon Girl
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/october-card-challenge-make-it-sparkly.html
6. The Shabby Tea Room
http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2013/10/week-187-sketch-this.html
with this sketch...



Here is my take on these challenges....



















Paper: Maja Designs
Image: Sourced from the web
Flowers, Lace and Pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirl and corners: Cherry Arte
Sparkly "Love" word: MM
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Key: ?????
Oval: Spellbinders
Box and label cut with Silhouette.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Steampunk Card

I am entering this card for 4 challenges...
1. Cute Card Thursday
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-289-signs-of-distress.html
2. Crafty Little Fairies
http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/bows-n-brads.html
3. Creative Craft Challenges 2
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
4. Cupcake Inspirations (made the Top Sweet Six)
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-231.html
with this photo inspiration....

Here is my take on these challenges....


























Paper: Textured cardstock and Graphics 45
Flower, brads, chain and ribbon from my stash
Feather: Scrap a doodles
Lace: Bobunny
Tulle: The Ribbon Girl
Charm/Trinket: Prima
Cogs, Dressmakers doll, Corset and Top Hat: Silhouette America
Distressing done with sanding block form MM

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Cupcakes

Here is some more Cupcakes I have baked and decorated.......






























Madeira cupcakes with a butter icing.
Nicoletta's ready to roll fondant
Nicoletta's Butterfly Confetti
Edible glitter

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Pink Card

I am entering this card for 5 challenges...

Charisma Cardz
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2013/09/challenge-38-inside.html
Divas by Design
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/09/monochrome.html
Cute Card Thursday
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/09/challenge-288-pretty-ribbons.html
In the Pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-28-bling-it-up.html
Creative Craft Challenges 2
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html

Here is my take on these challenges...





























Paper: Textured Cardstock and Maja Designs
Lace, Doily, Rhinestones and Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders: Scalloped Oval, Oval, Corners and Cup
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punches
Ink: Colorbox
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Spectrum Noir Pens