The cupcakes were iced en masse and then divided up for their respective places.
Elsewhere, while rummaging through the craft room I came across a vest I had started knitting absolutely yonks ago! I remember knitting it while on holiday four years ago. It only needed the side seams sewn together and the armhole edging knitted up..an hour of clacking, tops! Do you do this? Leave projects aside, abandoned and forgotten when so ridiculously close to finishing them?
Absurd, isn't it!
I'm still getting over the morning tea our weekly veggie group were treated to on Friday at Lise's. Her table always looks so beautiful, and this day was no exception...
Gosh, that layer cake she whipped out at the back of the picture was four enormous layers high of chocolate, coffee, pecan, strawberry cream indulgence! Oh my! Let my thighs get to work after that one, please! It was a glorious morning to catch some sun too..and good company of course ;)
Inspired after spending time in Lise's garden, I actually got outside and turned the compost at home! This heap was started about 3 months ago - the last time veggie group was at my place. I've been filling the heap steadily with layers of manure, straw, garden prunings and veggie scraps and decided it was time to commence a new heap so this one can 'mature' in time for spring/summer plantings.
With spring flirting a brief appearance here, I also had a chance on the weekend to get outside (in the sun!) and start working on a crude tunnel for our hatchy mamas. I figure rather than go the tractor route right now I'll extend their hutch with an enclosed chooky, chicky and fox proof (fingers crossed) enclosure.
Broccoli is making it's way inside! Yay!!
Along with some Olympic supporting, high jumping goats but we won't go into that.
I'm thinking of a pork/noodle stir fry for dinner tonight with some leftover roast pork.
What's making it's way to your table?
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Easy Cupcakes (recipe can easily be doubled...or tripled!)
Add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat for 3-5 minutes.
Gently fold in 1 cup self raising flour and divide mixture between twelve cupcake cases. Bake at 180c in center of oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden and center springs back when touched.
Cool on wire racks and ice as desired.
These cakes are THE birthday cupcakes in our house! Enjoy x.