Friday, 20 May 2016

Oldie Friday

Happy Friday! Apologies if I've not got round to visiting you yet this week. Time seems to have been in short supply and my neck/arm is playing up making commenting difficult, probably due to shifting stuff around the house. I will catch up with you all soon, you all make such amazing things that I love visiting you all.
As today is Friday it's time to join Erika again to share an old crafting make. I've got a baking oldie to share with you today. A few years ago work decided to have a bake off competition to boost staff engagement. As my colleagues regularly praised my baking I decided to have a go. In hindsight I should have stuck to my tried and tested recipes but I decided to be adventurous and found a recipe off the internet for toffee cupcakes with a toffee sauce filling and toffee buttercream. Hopefully you can make out that I made some tiny red roses out of fondant and piped hearts out of white chocolate to decorate. It doesn't show up too well in the pictures but I sprayed half the hearts lightly with an edible gold shimmer mist and dusted the other half whilst still molten with edible red glitter. Interesting fact - there is apparently no such thing as edible glitter, to be deemed edible it must have some digestible element. Edible glitter is in fact non toxic and passes straight through the body. I always have visions of someone going to the loo and then going "Oooh sparkly!"
Back to the oldie, I came second with my cupcakes to someone who made vanilla cupcakes with strawberries, champagne and fresh cream. I was robbed! Hope you all have a great weekend x


  1. Oh Cara you made me LOL with your sparkly comment. I think your cupcakes look fabulous and you were so obviously robbed. Thanks for joining me sharing an oldie today. Hope your aches and pains ease over the weekend.

    Hugs Erika. X

  2. I'm gutted Cara. I was going to call round for a cuppa and now I've just seen that they were made years ago lol ;). I'm with Erika, you made me laugh about the edible glitter. Hope you're feeling better soon. Have a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  3. You were definitely robbed girl, I would have given you first place. They look so yummy and I'm still smiling about glitter and digestive systems. You take things easy, Kate x

  4. Well they certainly look very impressive and certainly very yummy. You've shattered my illusions - I had a cupcake two weeks ago and thought I'd eaten edible glitter for the first time now you tell me it's not glitter. I didn't NOTICE any sparkle later.

    Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Barbxx

  5. They look yummy Cara, all that buttercream my all time favourite (always takes me back to my childhood and me and my brother fighting over who's turn it was to lick the bowl lol)
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend
    Hugs, Kaz x

  6. Yummy cakes.....lovely buttercream....Hope you are now feeling better and dont over do things....I dont know where my week went...seems to go faster each week....have a lovely weekend...Joolsx

  7. They look yummy to me and all this talk about toffee has really given my a craving! lol. feel better soon. hugs :)

  8. Ooooh can you bake me some if these pleeeease they look amazing! Congrats on coming second in the comp! :-)
    Lucy x

  9. Oh Cara - too funny about the sparkle! The cupcakes look fabulous and you certainly were robbed!


    Di xx

  10. Yummmmmmm! I'd never thought about what happens to the glitter LOL ;)

  11. wow I wish I worked with you lot what a lot of fun eating and trying all those yummy cakes.
    I bet none said 'ohh my little precious'


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