Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm a Groovy Find

Work up to a Convo from teachergurrl on Etsy to say she has featured one of my items on her site as a June find!
I'm so thrilled & grateful :)
Here is the item that is Featured

And here is the badge I'm proud to display!

Groovy Gal Designs Online--Home of the Groovy Finds

I'm a Groovy find!!
Happy Monday All :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Two Tone Gorgeously Girly Cupcakes

Hello Again,
Gosh I didn't realise it was so long.
I keep forgetting to bring my camera or take pics of the cakes I'm making and then life took over and before I knew it, it's been 3 Weeks since my last confession :)

Anyhooo... Here's a tasty recipe that's handy for a visit from the girls,a princess birthday party or an afternoon treat.

For the Cupcakes you will need

150g/6oz Caster Sugar
150g/6oz Butter/Margerine
3 Eggs
150g/6oz SelfRaising Flour
1 Tablespoon Water
A few drops of pink/red colouring

Pre heat oven to 190C 375F gas 5


1. Cream/ beat sugar and butter/margerine together until light & fluffy
2. Beat in the eggs one at a time following each with a spoonful of flour
3. Sift the remaining flour into the creamed mixture and fold in gently alternately with the water.

4. Divide the mixture into 2 bowls. To one bowl add pink/red colouring.
5.Put a spoonful of each colour into cupcake cases in a muffin tray. Only fill two third of the case as the cupcakes will rise and over flow if they are too full.

6. Put in preheated oven & bake for 15 mins

7. Cool on wire tray

For the Icing You Will Need

100g/4oz Butter

178- 225g/6-8oz Icing Sugar

Few drops Vanilla Essence

1-2 Tblsp Milk

1. Cream/Beat butter until soft

2.Beat in the Icing sugar a little at a time adding the vanilla essence and sufficent milk to give a fairly firm but spreadable consistency.

3.Divide into 2 bowls & add pink/red colouring to one bowl.

4. Put scoops of each colour into icing gun or piping bag and pipe onto cakes starting on the outside working in to form a two tone spiral.

5.Decorate with sprinkles or silver sugar balls

All thats left is to invite the girls round for coffee,cake & chat or just put your feet up and enjoy one all for yourself :)

I promise not to be away so long next time xoxoxo

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Dance

I would just like to brag I mean blog (lol) about the fact that.....

Here is my Pirate Pendant that was featured

And the little badge that I've been dying to use!!!!

Spiralgoddess does Happy Dance around the kitchen!!!!
Partner raises his eyes to heaven again.....
Daughters join in Happy Dance

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Most Sinful Cake Ever!!!

Yes! I'm bribing you lol :)

I'm offering you all, my secret recipe for the MOST Sinful Chocolate Cake ever!
It's not for the faint hearted or Lilly livered!
Leave your diets at the door and Indulge your chocolate cravings!!

Great for Easter,Birthdays,Holidays or my favourite, Pyjama Days :)

OK here we go

6oz Self Raising Flour
5 1/2 oz Castor Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa
4oz Butter
4fl oz Coke/Pepsi ( yes you can use coke zero/diet /max I prefer to use zero, I just like the flavour and moisture content it gives the cake)
2fl oz Milk
1 Egg
I tsp Vanilla Essence
Good pinch Bread Soda

Preheat Oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4


1. Sieve Flour, Sugar,Cocoa and Bread Soda into a Bowl
2. Slowly Melt Butter in saucepan with Coke

3. In a jug lightly beat together Milk, Vanilla Essence & Egg

4.Add the Milk mixture & the Coke mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix gently & thoroughly.

5. Pour into a greased & floured 1lb loaf tin

6.Bake in oven for Approx 45 Min's check it after 40 Min's with knife in centre if blade comes out clean it's ready. ( don't worry the cake wont collapse promise)

Icing Ingredients:

2oz Butter

2 tbsps Coke

1 heaped tbsp Cocoa

41/2oz Icing Sugar

1. Put Butter,Coke & Sieved Cocoa into a saucepan and Slowly melt Butter
2. Bring to the boil then add in Sieved icing sugar.
3. Beat with a whisk until smooth.

4. Pour over cooled cake and smooth with knife ( work quickly as icing sets fast)

Et Voila! One Sinful Chocolate Cake!

My Daughters & I like to heat up our slices for a couple of seconds in the microwave and put a BIG scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on top.

Now all thats left is for you to put the phone on silent , turn off your mobile, grab a slice of cake put your feet up and induldge :)

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