Sunday, 13 November 2011

Baking Day

Ive baked cup cakes for my daughter to take back to celebrate her Uni house mates 21st Birthday. I love the pretty box from the Lakeland Store (where I had gone in for a browse and come out considerably poorer!)

I iced them using a nozzle from my vintage Tala icing set - purloined from my Mums house! My Mum has a treasure trove of vintage late 50's early 60's goods - most of them wedding presents that she never got round to using.
Even though she never uses them, she doesn't give them up without a fight, but I think she quite likes the fact that they finally do get used.

28 comments:

Louise said...

Those cakes look amazing! That's a great box too. Lakeland is a dangerous place for bank balances!

elsy said...

wow, a new career in the offing diane...very professional!

mandycharlie said...

Those cakes look fabulous, you made my tummy growl. I was amused by the story of your mum not giving up tools that she has never used, I think I will be the same!

topchelseagirl said...

Wow they look amazing and very professional in the lovely box.

Nic B (Vintagebebeau) said...

Is there no end to your talents Mrs?

Rosie said...

I think it is almost impossible to visit Lakeland and not come out of the shop poorer than when you went in! I remember my mother having a set of icing bags and nozzles of various sizes, I've no idea what happened to them. Your cup-cakes are so pretty and look very professional in their lovely box:)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Those buns look lovely, and the box is such a good match.

Anna at the Doll House said...

I absolutely love your pretty cupcakes and they are so beautifully colour co-ordinated with the rose cake box. What a lucky 21st birthday-girl.

Anna

greenthumb said...

Your cupcakes look so pretty, I bet she loved them, love the little roses I just lurent how to make them.

Twiggy said...

Oooo they look pretty, I love Lakeland but they ain't cheap are they? I fancy a Tala icing nozzle set for Christmas, would you recommend the metal one? I seem to struggle with bags and always end up covered in icing !!
Twiggy x

two bones and a bagle said...

love your buns - i've got a few bits of old Tala but I haven't used it as its a bit old and tatty and I don't know how to clean it properly. Have e-mailed you re bloggy date. Bit giddy! Did you do the roses - i need a lesson please.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh Diane! Those cup cakes are works of art, almost too good to eat. Bet they were delicious. x

Jan said...

Oh wow!! Those cupcakes are beautiful and the box sets them off perfectly. Jx

Janet said...

They look fabulous Diane -too good to eat ! what a treat -bet they were delish x

noelle said...

Wow, great buns!!!!!!

harmony and rosie said...

Wow Diane, they look so professional. What a great mum you are!

Kate x

Ticking stripes said...

Hi Diane - they look gorgeous! (I too will be at Julie Arkell on the Sunday). Looking forward to our catch up when the next workshops will be announced...

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Those cakes look wonderful.

RosieP said...

Wow, what beautiful cakes, they look gorgeous, how clever are you.
Bet they went down a treat.

Hugs Jill x

Lisa said...

They look beautiful, another string to your all ready over flowing bow!
Lisa x

Petit Filoux said...

They look picture perfect!

Gilly said...

Aha! Diane, I still have my Tala Icing set - well, it was my mother's, but she handed it on to me. Fiendishly difficult to get icing out of the little nozzles.......

Love the cup cakes. They won'tr last long!

andamento said...

They look great, perfect proffesional presentation.

diane b said...

Woohoo they are perfect cupcakes. Lucky daughter. Your mum must be a bit of a hoarder but good for you in getting the icing set.
I laugh to myself when my daughter gets excited about finding 60's stuff to decorate her apartment. They furnished their whole place with 60's stuff from the markets. All the sort of stuff that we threw away in the 80's.

The Curious Cat said...

They look amazing - little side business I ask myself? They are presented so nicely! xxx

Jackie, Erik, Jake, Drew said...

You could start your own cupcake company! They look too pretty to eat, I love how you co-ordinated them with the box, they look magical and I bet they tasted even better than that! xx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Wherever you go in England you come out considerably poorer!!! ;-)
Hello stranger! I've taken an "evening off" for catching up with your lovely blog, hope you're well!
Michela xxxx

Lyn said...

wow-you should bake them for a living!!!
xxx