As promised here are a couple of photos of my cake. It has been a little longer than I anticipated but better late than never.
Happy Birthday to me!
Look at the Middle!!
This week also introduced the ‘caught ya being good’ jar which I got from here. This has been to try and improve the behaviour of the kids at after school care, but also to reward the kids who do the right thing all time that never get ant recognition. So far its kind of been working, and the kids love the owl stickers that I used. Only time will tell if it actually works. The rewards I am going to use are pencils from Smiggle.
‘Caught ya being good!’
This week I have also made some Strawberry and Lemonade Scones. They are from here at Munchkin Munchies. Now they were amazingly delicious. But I’m confused as to where the lemonade actually is in the recipe and why the name is in the title…but whatever! They were good. I had to substitute fresh strawberries for the dried because I couldn’t find any. I will be making these again!
Strawberry and Lemonade Scones
My Birthday has come and gone, but the celebrations still continue. I am celebrating with some of the work ladies this coming week, even though my Birthday was technically nearly a week ago! It was an ‘oh’ birthday so I was lucky enough to get Tiffany’s from my family, plus a few other tit bits.
My day started with a pinterest idea I had shown my mum ages ago. I woke up to find balloons hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen. LOVE IT! Then I had an amazing lunch Wagamama’s which I have been waiting 12 mths to have (long story and not really interesting). The Chicken Katsu was AMAZING and I will be looking for a recipe to re-create it at home.
But for the most important part of the day was my birthday cake. I made a polka dot cake which I got from here. It took a while to figure out how to make the cake pops properly. I have a whole bunch of photos which I will put up tomorrow. I figured that the cake, being vanilla needed a bit of flavour. I had seen a recipe for a Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting with a chocolate cake a little while ago and figured this would be a nice subtle flavour to put with the cake to give it just a little somethin somethin. And boy I was right! The frosting was a hit with everyone, especially with some of my teaching friends at school…the process was a little involved, because I made the Salted Caramel, but it payed off. I took the caramel a little too far, so it was a tad burnt, but I think if it hadn’t been you would not have tasted much of the caramel at all.
I was going to make some scones that I found today, but the strawberries were a bit gross looking at the store when I went. So I’ll leave those for another day!.
Tonight though I finished off a pair of lace topped socks to wear with my boots now that it is getting a little cooler. The look HOT and I think I might even try it with different coloured lace next time as I have white on white at the moment.
Tomorrow there will be another post as I am making dinner from a recipe I found. The weekly planning of food is really working well. Have I mentioned we are doing that?? I will have to read my posts and if not I’ll let you know about it too 🙂
My birthday is just about 4 weeks away. Which is a little entertaining as I will no longer have a 2 at the front of my age.
I did my invitations today to give to my family members for my lunch on my actual birthday day. It nice again this year that its on the weekend and I can actually spend time celebrating and not working.
I found a whole bunch of DIY ones on Pinterest, including these cute ones with chevrons. I printed them out and they looked cute, but I would have to find some sort of board to print them on to make the a bit stiffer than just normal copy paper. I had a brain wave while I was at the shopping centre today. I only need to do three invitations really as it is just for my immediate family. I went to Typo, my favourite stationary store, where they sell everything from pens to notebooks and cards. I knew for a fact they sell blank cards, so I thought that I could use these as the invitations and just put the wording in the middle. 3 for $10 is much more cost effective than 25 for $20, especially when I need so few. I stole the wording from the invitations with the chevrons and made my own inside to print out with a cute font and a blue boarder (as it is one of my favourite colours). I think they came up looking AMAZING!
For those interested the lets party is the front of the card.