Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ok I admit it . . . . . I'm flat

I have fallen into one of those blogging slumps that many of us get into, you just don't feel like letting people out there, in. At the beginning of 2008 I made a resolution to say 'NO' more often and to look after 'Self and Family First', and I think that I have been getting a handle on that. But unfortunately it has meant that blogging has taken a backseat.

Alex started school at the beginning of the year and it is taking me a while to get used to being a full time school Mum, there is so much to learn. Alex who was so ready for school, hasn't looked back, and is beginning to develop school attitude, which if it wasn't so different to his normal easy going persona, it would be funny.

I did go to Perth and had a wonderful time, but got back and felt really flat, and flat is how I can explain how I have been feeling for a long time. My camera battery is also feeling flat, so pictures have be few and far between but to recap the last two months.

The Cake and Cupcakes have still been coming out of the kitchen but at a much more sedate pace than this time last year. I do have orders for 2009 but 2008 is scarily quite. Mind you I have been enjoying the stress free weekends. Lets hope the pace picks up a bit over Winter, and if it doesn't I am planning a series of display cakes, just for fun.

In my last post I mentioned that Transformers were taking over my kitchen, well they brought their All Spark, which is 'the power force that created the Transformers, or something' (definition provided by Alex!).

And when it is cut open, you get Classic Vanilla Pound Cake, torted with Honeycomb buttercream. Sounds good to me. More pictures can be found here.

Easter was full of chocolate, Mr. E. Bunny does a wonderful job at breaking our health eating plans, and is very helpful with putting kids and adults alike into sugar overload. I helped the teachers celebrate Easter by providing them with cupcakes on the last day of school.

The best banana & macadamia Cupcakes, topped with chocolate fudge frosting, styled with sugar paste bees, yellow sprinkles, royal icing flowers and edible glitter.

And for those who could not do without their morning coffee hit I provided deliciously lite coffee cupcakes, studded with crushed Macadamias, frosted with espresso buttercream, and styled with a chocolate egg and a dusting of espresso powder and edible glitter.

This year I have made a commitment to myself to make the majority of presents, so friends and family received vanilla and chocolate sugar biscuits as Easter gifts, instead of over priced store bought chocolate. Unfortunately I didn't get any good pictures, but these will give you a good idea. Sam was a great help with the decorating of the biscuits whilst Alex was at school.

Well I have to walk a friend kid to Kindy, I'll be back soon to tell you all about the Black and White Wedding Cake & Cupcakes that I was creating earlier in the year.


Christina said...

I can relate to the overwhelming feeling. Sometimes, life and blogging just isn't aligned. Welcome back! Like anything else, ease into is slowly.

Your decorating skills astound me! It's such a pleasure to look at your pictures.

Minko said...

Love the Allspark. Hope you get you spark back!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I really like the bee's on those cupcakes - perfect for my daughter's birthday party!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

The bumblebee cakes look so cute!

Cakelaw said...

All your Easter goodies look so cute! My favourites are the banana and macadamia cupcakes with the bees on top.