Friday, April 27, 2012

Pink Frosting and A Whole Lot of Love

I have had the best day full of love and little girls.  My mum sent over a slow cooker last week and it has liberated me from the kitchen.  Dinner was on and cooking away by 9.30am.  That was about 8 hours ahead of schedule.  So instead of twiddling my thumbs, I decided as we were home for the day, I was going to make it count.

I had nicked enough flowers from the neighbour's and it was time to tackle the laundry instead.  That was largely under control by 10.30am.  I then ventured into the household finances folder for another hour, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  The creditors who were mean to me, didn't even make it into the hat for a chance at being paid this month.  So after checking some stuff off my to do list that has been weighing on my mind.........

It was time for the rewards.  By 12pm we had baked these little cupcakes and iced them just before lunch.  We had lots of fun with this pink frosting.  My mum noticed via this blog, that I was into piping icing onto cakes, so she sent this stuff over too.  I've never seen it in the stores here and when I asked her where she got it she couldn't remember.  I'll be Googling it though, cause I'm a convert.  I hate to think what's in it, but it looked pretty and I love the way it went on.  It easily did 12 cupcakes and by about cake number 9, I was getting it together.  The Beach house Brat thought it was her birthday for some reason.  Probably because her  mother randomly comes up with this kind of stuff mid I went with it and asked her if she wanted a birthday party for 2 on the deck.

So we set this up out the back and had a little play with her tea set.  This is the kind of thing which makes this motherhood gig so worth it.  When you have the time to stop and just hang out together.

As it was her 'birthday' I took a video.  I didn't muck around with movie maker today, so no music or credits.  She was so funny, because she was falling all over herself to eat a cake as I was icing them and then when I said she could, she hesitated.  Turns out she loves the frosting too.

Have a fabulous weekend and here's to making it count.

Today I am partying here


  1. Carolyn, the cupcake party is just precious as is the wee kid-ling. Love her gorgeous hair.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  2. How cute! Precious memories for both you and your sweetling!

  3. Oh, how incredbily cute, Carolyn!!!!! This is the way to spend a day! Little girls remember times like this for the rest of their lives. In good times and in bad as an adult, this will always be a part of her memories and make everything good. I'm glad your Mom gave you the slow cooker so that you can be freed from the kitchen and have the time to spend having tea (real or imaginary!) with those who matter most!

  4. So very, very sweet. My little girl is all grown up now but she remembers these days and that makes me very happy. Your cupcakes look divine!

  5. That little girl is a real princess. Some of the nicest pinks.

  6. i want that can. im going to look for it. who would have thought!! brilliant. no more piping bags for me!! oh to have a 4 yr old again with that sweet voice. you think you will always hear them like that...but all too soon, they can say proper words, and make long complicated sentances and their voices are a lot lower. (with an accent) so want to be there to sing with her!!

  7. Hello,

    This girl is so adorable! And these cupcakes so yummy! Love how you decorated them.


  8. Such a lovely princess!

    My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

  9. Too cute! I'll have a cupcake, too! Love the afghan and slow-cookers -- one of the greatest inventions! :D :D

  10. Soo cute, I love to create memories with my grandkids.

  11. I see that frosting stuff in the store all the time, but I wonder what it tastes like, so I've never bought it myself. Does it taste okay?

    Cute post!

  12. Hi Susan

    I only had a tiny scoop, but it tasted like the usual sugar bomb that frosting is.

  13. L is just adorable hun. I told my mum my hubby wanted a slow cooker for his birthday a few years ago - he didnt, but he loves it now and I love that he loves to cook in it. *insert evil laugh here*
    You can get that Frosting at Woolies at MV - its good stuff huh! ;) xxx

  14. So cute, so fun! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. She is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The cupcakes look great too! Fun fun!

  16. First of all.. you both have the most beautiful voices!

    The cupcakes look FABULOUS!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)


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