Thursday, November 27, 2008
5th birthday party cupcakes
We are heading into the busy season, so I havent had a lot of time to be baking this week. These are some cupcakes I did for a 5 year old birthday party last week. I made vanilla cupcakes topped with pink buttercream icing and a little royal icing flower. There were 6 boys at the party, so I did plain white icing for them and little blue fondant stars. The cakes were sent home in loot bags. I think cupcakes are a good thing for children’s parties, as they look pretty and you don’t have to worry about cutting a cake etc.
This week my Mum has been staying. She loves fresh fish, but doesn’t cook it much herself. So, on Saturday night we had salmon and on Monday night we had terakihi. I hot roasted the terakihi in the oven as I usually do, topping it with chopped hazelnuts, a little melted butter and lemon juice. We had it with gorgeous new season jersey benne potatoes which I roasted with black and green olives. Very yummy, as the saltiness in the olives gives the potatoes a lovely flavour. We also had a salad made with baby spinach, grilled eggplant, roasted almonds, feta and avocado. It was delicious!
Thanks so much to Peggy from Pantry Revisited who has passed on this lovely butterfly award to me. Peggy is a fellow TWDer and has a fabulous blog herself – you need to check it out. Thanks Peggy! I am meant to pass this on to 10 bloggers, but I am just going to pass it on to Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen. Gaye is a real sweetheart, a fellow antipodean blogger and also a lawyer. Check out Gaye’s blog here.