One of the things I love best about baking is getting all the details right – I have more fun with the decorating that I do with the actual baking. I spotted a fabulous idea for making some easy cupcake wrappers out of paper doileys at Intimate Weddings and Cake Central. I had seen the beautiful laser cut ones around but they have an expensive price tag. These ones are easily cut from paper doileys that I already had. A paper doiley that is approx 28 cm/11 inches in diameter will yield you three cupcake wrappers. Simply remove the centre part of the doiley, leaving the lacy edging and cut into three. Wrap around a cupcake after it has been decorated and attach the ends with double sided tape – easy and so pretty!
So of course I had to bake up a batch of cupcakes so I could try them out! I made White Chocolate Cup Cakes – the recipe can be found here.
Lemons are in season at the moment so I made up another batch of lemon butter (lemon curd) using this recipe. I decided to make little fabric “hats” for my jars.
Now I am heading off to the sewing room to make some progress on a few projects. Fortunately it is a long weekend here in Perth so I hope to get a lot done.