Oh, hiya. I've had a lovely couple of weeks, but they have been RIDICULOUSLY busy. I work at a magazine so I don't always get public holidays off (all depending on publication schedules, etc) but luckily I got the royal wedding & yesterday off & was able to chill.
It wasn't all just lounging in the (pale, pathetic) Scottish sun though. I'd been asked to make wedding cupcakes, so my last week was spent preparing, making sample cakes, & then finally the real deal - baking and setting up 170 cupcakes.
It went well though. Tada!
I used my go-to recipe for cupcakes, which I will post (with a how to) later. It's the loveliest (& easiest!) recipe ever - it is a little dense for big cakes, but perfect for cupcakes and comes out a lovely golden brown. I used the same buttercream recipe I always use (500g icing sugar, 250g butter) because it is THE BEST and nothing I've tried beats it. This makes me sounds like such an obnoxious baker, sorry. It is good though.
I had planned to roll out the hearts individually, but cheated and bought some in bulk because they had lovely embossing (which I wouldn't have been able to do at home). See? Lovely.
I have also celebrated the royal wedding happily (so beautiful, so lovely, etc) and have PASSED MY ROLLER DERBY MINIMUMS! Which means that I can officially call myself an Auld Reekie Roller Girl, go to more practices and skate with all the skaters in our league (who are all so brilliant and a bit terrifying to keep up with just now, but I'm telling myself it'll get better).
Happy days indeed.