I hope you had a fun weekend, and your Monday hasn't been too miserable!
I mentioned last week I was planning to spend the majority of this weekend in the kitchen baking up a storm, and that's exactly what I did. A friend asked me to bake a Peppa Pig cake for her little boy's second birthday this week, and a batch of assorted cupcakes for the grown-ups.
|Just a small selection of the many, many ingredients - including FIVE blocks of butter. Mmmm....|
|The un-iced cakes. Cupcakes (l-r) lemon meringue, better-than-sex chocolate and chocolate orange|
So, I soldiered on and (finally!) after nine hours of baking and decorating, I was finished. Yes, there is something a little weird and lumpy going on with the bottom of Peppa Pig's dress but, as Tom said, if anyone is looking up her dress they're a pervert and don't deserve cake anyway. He always knows the nicest things to say :p
|Shark-infested chocolate orange cupcake. Nom nom nom|
|They're not quite better than sex, but they do taste like a chocolate brownie and a cupcake made a very delicious baby. Which I think we can all agree would be the best possible result of sex, ever.|
I'm actually proudest of the chocolate orange cupcakes, purely from a design perspective, because I came up with the idea of making shark-infested cakes with slices of a Terry's chocolate orange :p I covered the top half of each slice in purple icing, and then attached the fin by stabbing the bottom half of the orange slice straight into the cupcake.
|My original sketch for the shark-infested cupcakes. I ended up making orange-infused chocolate cupcakes for the base instead.|
P.S I'm linking this post up to Lakota's suitably scrummy Ta Dah Tuesday :)