Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Things that I made (AM)

So I made some nice things over the last couple of days. 
Want to see them?
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First, I made  an apron as a housewarming gift for Hushaz. 

I followed this pattern and basically did everything they told me to do. At my house,  making a apron  looks like this:

And ultimately this:

Not bad, huh? The genius of it is that it is adjustable, so it will fit a woman of average height like your author, as well as a woman blessed with the gift of height, like Hushaz. I feel like she's going to do some great cooking in that thing. 

Next, I made some birthday cupcakes for Scampy. It's Scampy's birthday today. Happy birthday Scampy! We're all going to the pub tonight,  so obviously someone had to make cake. 

I used this basic buttercake recipe, which I wanted to be excellent and moist and not dry like buttercake often is. 

The making of the cake looked a little something like this:

They puffed up real nice, huh?

I decided to ice them with this chocolate coconut icing because I wanted them to taste like coconut rough. 

So now they look like this:

I sampled one and I have to say, I'm not convinced. But it's possible that's because my taste buds are a little shot out after eating too much batter. I'm having another one for morning tea, so I'll know more then. 

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