Oh, Nordic Ware. Please stop tempting me. I mean, I totally want you. I want dinosaur muffins like you wouldn’t believe (also, why can I find a cheerleader cookie cutter but not one in the shape of a dino footprint?) but I’m trying not to overspend. You understand, right? I’ve put you on my christmas list, but… No, don’t look at me like that! Yes, I lust after your pirate ship! But how often will I bake a pirate ship cake? Oh, yes, it would be worth it, but… fine. I can’t reason with you when you are like this.
Ahem. Here is the quilt book I was talking about. It’s called Contemporary Quilts. There do not appear to be any pictures of the interior on the internets, so I will take a couple happy snaps when I get a chance because they are goooood. And I want to remember them. I want to buy the book, but see above comments re: overspending. I will write it down and if it’s still on the wish list in a couple months, I’ll think about it.
Speaking of baking (yes, I was. Sort of) I made these on the weekend:
Just cos. Cos I felt like it. I saw some on the internets somewhere, and I thought ‘hmmm. Cookie monster cupcakes. I can do that!’ He’s my equal second favorite muppet, you know. Maybe I’ll make Oscar the Grouch cupcakes next.
Usually I do not enjoy the decorating, but I’ve cracked it. I baked them one day, decorated the next. Just like seaming – when I finish a knit project, it has to sit for a while before it becomes a seaming project not a knitting one and then I don’t mind. The cookies were bought, the eyes are white choc melts with choc chips attached with sugar water (or icing, when I ran out) and the icing is just buttercream with scads of blue food colouring. It was delicious, but I have to warn you, it will make your poop green. Oh, yes, it will. TMI anyone?
OM NOM NOM NOM NOOOOM!!!