Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tracey Lau Art & Soul Giveaway

Tracey Lau has decided to start her own photography and styling business and to celebrate she is giving away a Silhoutte SD!

The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool that connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. With the machine connected to your computer, you’ll get access to all of the fonts on your PC plus the thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store.

Go on over to Tracey Lau now for your chance to win. Whilst your there have a look through Tracey’s pages her dessert tables are beyond beautiful and you’ll be truly inspired.

Did Someone Say Giveaway

These are the prizes I was told I won yesterday over at digella emporium

I’d like to thank Digella and The Cupcake Courier for the giveaway.

My daugher Hayley can’t wait for the apron to arrive so she can bake something!

Smiles Catherine

Midsummernights Dream Cake

My daughter Emma is playing Hermia in her schools version of Shakespeares “A Midsummernights Dream” and I was asked to make a cake to use in the show.

Originally I was going to make Martha Stewarts ruffle cake {pictured below} but ran out of icing and was worried the ruffles might drop off during the performance so came up with this cake instead! This is my third layer cake and I must say I think I’m getting better with practice! Now I just have to improve my photography skills.

Delicious School Lunchbox Banana Cake/Cupcakes


School started back this week so thought it was a good time to try
these banana cupcakes I have been meaning to make for a while.

This recipe comes by way of Sharnel from

These are the best banana cupcakes I have tasted and Sharnel suggests
making a double batch and freezing them so you can pop one in your
childs lunchbox each morning. I added 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
also and my daughters Emma and Hayley love them.

Banana Cake (cupcakes)

125g (4oz) butter
175g (6oz) sugar
2 eggs
2 large mashed ripe bananas (I use 3 med sized)
1 tsp Baking soda
2 Tbsp boiling milk
1 tsp baking power
225g (8oz) flour

Cream butter & sugar till light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time.

Mix in mashed bananas.

Add baking soda that has been dissolved in hot milk.

Lastly mix in sifted flour & baking powder.

I cook this as a cake in a 20cm ring pan on 180c for 40mins.

This mixture will produce around 18 standard size cupcakes and they are baked at 180c for approx 18-20mins (depending on you oven but you want them just to start browning on top).

Give them a try and let me know how you go!

Hayley’s Birthday Cake

Tomorrow is my daughter Hayley’s 12th Birthday so I made this cake for a birthday lunch we are going to with her cousins.

Big PJ party on Monday…making a chocolate cupcake tower for that.