so. . . i failed to mention this yesterday or earlier because i had other stuff to post about but on Friday afternoon i came home to find a belated Birthday present waiting for me by the gates!!!
it was off my best friend Courtney and inside the pink tissue paper wrapped bundle i found a cupcake maker!
yes you read that right, she got me my very own mini cupcake maker!!!
a cupcake maker that allows you to make cute mini cupcakes in minutes!
i'm not gonna lie, i fully squealed when i realised what the present was! i'm not the world's best baker and to be honest i often struggle just to make decent cupcakes so this is a real god-send!
it's kind of like a little toastie or waffle maker except you pour cupcake mix in instead
according to the instructions, it's not necessary to use cupcake cases but i'd seen a few blogs and sites online showing people using cases with their makers, and luckily my cousin Mandy bought me a lovely little cupcake making kit for my birthday that i have been dying to try out!
the cases fit perfectly, so now all i needed were the ingredients!
like i said. . . not the best baker! i didn't trust myself with completely raw ingredients (measuring wise i really suck) so my dear mama got me some simple 'just add eggs/water' kits instead.
the maker itself is actually really awesome, once i'd mixed the batter and heated up the little maker it cooked the cupcakes up in no time!
+ it was an absolute doddle to clean (as you can see i spilt some of the batter) and super easy to use!
i actually cooked up 15 mini cakes altogether and then of course, came the fun part. . . decorating them!
i mixed up a bowl of buttercream icing with a dash of strawberry milkshake powder. ok so i failed to buy any proper vanilla essence or flavourings but the milkshake powder actually worked really well! it made the icing a sort of blushed peachy pink and it piped out really easily onto the cakes
even if my piping skills aren't quite as good!!! i threw on some sprinkles for good measure though
before promptly running out of buttercream icing!!! luckily my star of a mother whipped up a batch of chocolate icing for me to use
so i ended up with some strange sort of marbled iced cakes as well
but at the end of the day the proof is in the taste and these taste delicious! even if i do say so myself . . . and i do!
a mini cupcake success i think!!!
thanks to Courtney for the amazing gift, thank you deary xX
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in other news, i've spent the afternoon writing and editing my digital logbook ahead of assessment next week,
planning on watching a movie or something now but to be honest i've been at a bit of a loose end since i finished my re-watch marathon of 'Supernatural' which means i now have nothing to watch!!!
any suggestions for a show i could maybe get into and watch/re-watch would be greatly appreciated!
i was thinking maybe 'True Blood' or 'Misfits' but i'd quite like a new show to watch
anyway, enough rambling! enjoy the rest of your Sunday
that's all folks . . . ★ ◕‿◕ xX