Tuesday, 12 November 2013
The cupcakes all 30 odd of them are bound for tomorrow afternoons bring and buy sale in aid of the schools sponsor child - Frank from Mozambique. I wish I could send him a cake too but the school is hoping to buy him and his family a goat (for a christmas gift in addition to his sponsorship money)which, has considerably more longevity and use than a cupcake would. Having recently donated lots of old toys and books to the local charity shop I wanted to contribute with something and cakes to sell seemed a good idea.
I also tried a new ratio of icing sugar to butter for the icing and would probably use it again but sparingly - a great consistency and flavour if on the rich side of things. I prefer cream cheese frostings as they're nowehere near as sweet but I didn't have time to make it fresh on the day and it doesn't keep well in my opinion.
There's lots of knitting on the go - a Heliopath vest by Emma Welford on Ravelry here, it's actually quite a bit further on than the image below now. I'm knitting it in Stylecraft Alpaca DK which is a new yarn and working up a treat.