Sunday, September 11, 2011

2 little birds

My Dear Daughter number 2 was invited to a birthday party this weekend and I decided it would be nice to make her friend a pressie instead of buying just another piece of plastic, so I got busy and made her one of the gorgeous Melly and Me patterns, Hooty and Tweet.

What I didn't know was that she was an Owl fanatic and her bedroom is totally decorated with little tweeters :)
 I decided to make a few extras for the shop, so Hooty and Tweet will be heading to their new home next week.
 I cut up some kits as I was cutting, so if your interested give us a call at the shop next week. My Patch Fabrics 02 4472 2471 or have a look at our Ebay Shop.
Hugs Paula

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cake Pops!

I have had sooo much fun today!

I little while ago I stumbled upon the Bakerella Website and just fell in love with the gorgeous Cake Pops, after all what is better than gorgeous little cakes? Little cakes on a stick of course!

So I ordered the book and waited patiently for it to arrive. Then I got the book and realised I couldn't buy the candy melts where I live, so I ordered 'lots' from an online cake decorating shop and I was finally ready to get going. But of course I'd forgotten to order some lollipop sticks. hahaha
The cake pop gods were against me, so back online and finally this morning the sticks arrived and I was champing at the bit to get going.

So I head into town to buy all the little bits to decorate my cake pops, I was going to make little pigs, so I bought every miniture lolly I could find!

I crumbled up my cake and added the icing, then rolled them into balls, but of course I was too impatient to let them chill for long enough and my first attempt was less than perfect ;)

 hahaha, not quite the perfectly smooth cute little balls I'd seen on Bakerellas website or in her book, so I put my cake balls in the freezer and sat down to have a proper read of the book (rather than just looking at the adorable pictures).

I decided to forget about making little pigs and just try and make nice smooth cake pops with sprinkles and this is what I came up with :)
 I realised that my candy melts were too thick and I freacked out a little when I thought I might have to go back to the shop for some copha, but thankfully the magic lady Ms Bakerella said you can subsitute some vegetable oil, I knew I had some of that in my pantry, so a few teaspoons in the mix and I was off and running. Or really off and dipping :)
 Ohhh they are so much fun to make, but the kids just got home from school, so I'm sure my little pops wont last for long. :)
Hugs Paula