I was feeling a little lost for ideas and fun stuff today as the cold snap is back So after browsing the net/blogs for a while I came across some simple iced biscuits on BBC and thought I would give them a try but put my own twist on it. I started off with my IKEA animal cutters, although they’re a bit fiddly and actually quite large, so I moved on to simple round biscuits and a single giant heart for my other half. The recipe I used is this-
100g softened butter
100g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
275g plain flour
Preheat the oven to C*190. Beat the sugar and the butter until smooth, add the egg and then the vanilla. Mix in the flour. Roll out the dough on floured surface, about 1cm thick (the dough is really sticky at this point so make sure you have flour handy. Cut the cookies and place on a baking tray and bake 8-10 min till golden. Be careful as these can reach burnt state quite quickly, so keep an eye on them. Once done cool on the wire rack till there’s no heat left as it will melt the icing. For the icing i gradually mixed in tiny amounts of water into icing sugar till I reached desired consistency. Add few drops of food colouring. For the piping i used a cone made out of greaseproof paper disc as its easy and can be thrown away once you’re done. Now have fun! Here’s some pics of my creations…
So I’ve been recently exploring new techniques in the craft world and have come across printing on fabric with an inkjet printer. I must admit though it’s quite addictive! 😀 So my first project is finished- a pair of dachshunds on a pillow. For some reason the character of these puppies really cheered me up so though I’ll turn them into something cute. Bit of faux suede and some stitching and Voila! I have printed out some other dogs and puppies, however I’m currently working on another decorative pillow- this time it’s some kittens though!
Mothers Day has always been one of my favorite days of the year, especially now that I have been living away from home for about 2 years. It’s one day a year, when I can do random things with my dear mother! So this year I baked her favorite cupcakes- Raspberry & Vanilla, decorated with cream cheese and wafer daisies. (She’s a big daisy fan, lol at least I know where i get it from!). Got there early and had some continental breakfast with my parents and then decided to take my mum bowling, since she hasn’t done it for years and last time I checked she liked it. Needless to say she kicked my bum at it, 2 games and she won both by quite a few points. 🙂 We continued with a lovely afternoon of catching up whilst enjoying coffee and danish! I love my mum! She’s the best! ♥