Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Sweet Sunday and undercooked cupcakes...

It has shaped up to be a beautiful day here in Canberra. After a foggy start the sky is now a lovely shade of blue and there is some snow on the ranges. Pretty!

Yesterday I decided to participate in Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #26, and this is the sketch:

I decided to go with a 6 x 6 scrapbok page, and to use up a piece of background cardstock where I had trialled the wax paper technique (see the details on Splitcoaststampers here):

Ingredient List (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherise noted):

Cardstock: Pacific Point textured and plain cardstock, Whisper White plain cardstock and Glossy white cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze classic ink and Whisper White craft ink
Accessories: Waxed paper from Black and Gold, iron, brayer, paper piercer, sticky lettering from Creative Memories, white embossing powder, heat tool, photo corners punch, On Board Timeless Type, Styled Silver Hodge Podge, Pacific Point striped grosgrain, SNAIL adhesive, mini glue dots and dimensionals.

As you can see, the wax paper technique worked well, and I love the shot of hubby and Mr2 (YES...despite the shoulder length hair that IS a MR under there ;-). This page falls down though with the colour of the sticker letters I have used. The orange is completely lost on the striped can hardly read what it says. I am contemplating lifting them off and using black instead...but am fretting over the waste of lettering that will be! What do you would you fix it?

One of the reasons I like blogging, apart from the social networking and sharing of ideas, is that I really like pretty pictures, and one of my blog-goals is to be a place of pretty this end, I give you...MORE NAUGHTY FOOD PICTURES!

Before you leave any comments about my cooking, I thought it fair that you know that these cupcakes are waaaaay undercooked and taste like egg and flour! Also, because I am no MasterChef I manged to curdle the butter/sugar/egg mix while I was making them.

I had to go online and see what causes the batter to curdle like that and I came up with this list:
1/ ingredients not at room temperature
2/ insufficient creaming of the butter and sugar
3/ adding the eggs too quickly
I am guilty of all three, so no wonder my batter looked icky by the time I was finished. I was looking around for Miss Muffet to come eat her curds and whey! But the photo looks that's why its here. I like to show you the pretty stuff, and I try not to think about the mistakes :-).


Ange Kelly said...
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Ange Kelly said...

Hey Sam, I love this! the background looks FAB! and I actually like the colour of the lettering. No comment about cooking as I make my husband do all the baking/cooking (when I can get away with it LOL!), that's how bad a cook I am he!he!

KimB said...

HI Sam,

looks gorgeous to me, and I love the wax paper effect - another technique for me to try out! I thought the orange letters looked good - so I'd keep them.


PS Cupcakes look gorgeous too - love the sprinkles :)

Caroline Colgan said...

I agree - the orange letters look good - they give the page a lift & draw the eye to your little fellow as they match his hat! I'm loving your scrapbooking!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hiya Sam - I think if you put black letters on it will look too heavy! I like the orange letters - they add a nice touch of colour - a bit like sand with the waves and whitecaps in the background! The photo is gorgeous too!
The cupcakes look great - you shouldn't have told us they weren't cooked properly - we would all have been wishing we were there to share - LOL!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love what you did with the sketch and those cupcakes look delicious!

PurpleD said...

Lovely card! The picture is so precious!

Karen Giron said...

Such an awesome scrapbook page, I never thought of that! What a great page.