October 2010 archive

down the rabbit hole

When the espresso machine I’ve been hunting for more than a year showed up on my doorstep the very day I was considering joining NaNoWriMo I realized it might be a sign. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write a novel — 50,000 words!!! — in 30 days. It is crazy? […]

Coloured Sugar Cupcakes with Chocolate Monogram

For Lynnette’s birthday I did vanilla cupcakes rimmed in purple sugar topped with lavender buttercream and a white chocolate monograms brushed with lustre dust.  This was my first attempt at dying sugar and I used too much food colouring. (This picture is a little dark.) The sugar stayed wet, but it still tasted great.  I was […]