Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Basic Vanilla Cupcakes

Ok, so I've once again been neglecting my poor blog. Assignment and exam season is upon me.

This recipe for cupcakes can’t get any easier. Feel free to play around with the flavours, substitute the vanilla pod and vanilla extract with coffee, chocolate, chocolate chunks, orange and lemon zest, different toppings, the list is endless! I know I’ve come up with some gems through throwing in different things.

125g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
125g self-raising flour

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line cupcake tray with cupcake papers.
2. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and vanilla extract till light and fluffy.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix till smooth and creamy.
4. Fill cupcake papers till two-thirds full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or till tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.

Decorate cupcakes however you like they pretty much go with anything, though they’re also really delicious on their own.

Btw, I really like my pink cupcake papers.
So bright and cheerful =D

Sunday, April 06, 2008

When I'm not baking.

We all need some random in our lives.

Like photo-taking at 1 in the morning in pjs.

Empty laundry room.

I spy...
A really big empty steel drum.
(or whatever the insides of washing machines are made of)

Practising the art of escapism.

On random photo shoots,
always bring along an equally insane partner-in-crime.
Someone has to take the photos =P

Emo moments.


Savouring my moment in the spotlight.

That's all folks.

Well maybe just one more.
The crazy woman trapped in a box photo.

And now I'm done making a fool of myself.

Friday, April 04, 2008

To my dear Papa.

Happy Birthday!
You're now half a century old.
(But still young at heart)

A big celebration requires a big celebatory cake.

And even though I can't spend your birthday with you,
the housemates and I had cake to mark the occasion.
(They wish you happy birthday btw.)

It was a very tasty cheesecake.

Missing you lots, but I'll be home soon.

Happy 50th Birthday!!!

With love,
Your Daughter