Here is my book review picture for the second time this week.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines.
If you’ve seen Fixer Upper then scroll down a little bit for a full book review for this picture.
What more do you want in life than a good book?
The Magnolia Story / Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino / W Publishing / 2016 / ISBN 9780718079185 / 184 Pages / Biography Continue reading “Book Review – The Magnolia Story”
At the moment I am reading ‘Read Between the Lines’ by Jo Knowles.
I brought this book in Melbourne last month and have finally gotten to it. I’m not sure about it yet. I’m up to the third persons story and am still waiting for them to connect somehow. Well I hope they do.
What are you guys reading?
This year the Atlanta Falcons versed the New England Patriots in the iconic Superbowl game, held only a couple of weeks ago. As a big fan of American Football and great lover of delicious desserts, I have taken it upon myself to make annual Superbowl cupcakes, celebrating both teams that get into the finale. This year, it was one of my favourite teams, the Patriots (who happened to have won, if you didn’t already know) and the Falcons and luckily both teams had great colours I could play with for my cupcakes. I used a pack mix (which is honestly the easiest and fastest way to make cupcake) again this year. I used Green’s Classic Vanilla Cupcake packet mix.
Here is a step by step of how I made my awesome Superbowl 51 themed cupcakes:
Ingredients for cupcakes:
Method for cupcakes:
Ingredients for icing:
Method for icing:
This scrumptiously sweet baby cupcakes will kind of shrink, which is okay, because then you can have another one. They taste like a vanilla piece of cake and will make you want to go back for more. The icing is nice to.
*Please note that you don’t have to use colouring in the cupcakes or the icing, I only did so, because it was the Superbowl. If you don’t want to use the colours, then just omit them from the recipe mentioned above. I think the colours give it a cool look though.
**Please note that the colouring that I used was a gel. Gels/pastes are better than the liquid bottled ones as they don’t add water to the mixture and give you a better colour and consistency in the end. You can find a whole range of them in Coles and Woolworths in the baking aisle.
Storage – if you end up having to put the cupcakes away, well then just grab a container and seal it properly and they should last up to 6 or 7 days, if you don’t have sneaky little hands going for them all the time.
Let me know what you think of my recipe. Have a go yourself. And please ask if you have any questions.
The One Memory of Flora Banks / Emily Barr / 2017 / Penguin Books / ISBN 9780141368511 / 303 Pages / Young Adult Continue reading “Book Review – The One Memory of Flora Banks”