Monday, May 30, 2011

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Strawberry frosting Recipe

I'm letting you in on the best chocolate cupcake recipe ever if you like a light and fluffy cupcake this is not for you this is moist dense and decadent like a brownie.

Brownie Cupcake:

3/4 cup of all purpose flour

3/4 cup of unsweetened coco powder

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 sticks of butter

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla

1/2 cup of sour cream (i like to add a little more)

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

sift together flour and coco powder

cream butter and sugar together , add eggs one at a time

add vanilla then add dry ingredients and sour cream mix well

Bake for 20 min

Strawberry frosting :

1/2 cup of strawberries preferably fresh

2 sticks of unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla

a pinch of salt

4 cups of powdered sugar

You can puree the strawberries or chop them and they tend to break up in the mixer cream butter add 2 cups of powdered sugar then strawberries and pinch of salt add vanilla and another 2 cups of powdered sugar (i would add one cup of sugar at a time unless you want a mess lol)

Frost cupcakes when cool and you can add a strawberry on top for decor

If you have any questions about this recipe feel free to leave a comment and ill get back to you

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Feature Friday: Oh LuLu Lingerie

I'm really excited to write about this weeks feature shop Oh Lulu , I am absolutely in love with Sarah's shop! I am a lingerie fantastic and her shop has some of the most beautiful items I've ever seen and she was sweet enough to send me a pair of her ruffle bloomers. The picture below are the ones she sent aren't they fabulous?

These are so beautifully made and even more fantastic in person . Her shop features more of these beautiful bloomers ,bras,rompers,and garters perfect for wedding lingerie everything is so classy and elegant.I will definitely be buying from her shop on a regular basis. I did an interview with Sarah so here it is...

1. Tell us about yourself?

My name is Sarah, but my family often calls me Lulu (Sarah Lou, Lulu, Lou, or any variation thereof). I studied Fashion Design at George Brown in Toronto and have always been making my own clothes. What a lot of people don't know about me is that I am a huge geek! I play video games (when I get a chance), love documentaries, studied Latin, and spend a lot of my down time reading.

2. How did you get started making making your amazing panties and bras?

I am a very petite, very curvy girl and it has been impossible to find clothing that fit, let alone a proper bra. The first bra I ever tried to make was made entirely out of an old bra that I had ripped apart, and some cherry-printed cotton. It was a disaster, but I persevered and tried again... and again... and again! And finally I came up with a few things that worked.

3. What inspires your collection?

I am obsessed with history. Before studying fashion, I was working on a History Major. I spend a lot of my time watching documentaries or reading about history. I love the clothing and what it says about the specific period.

My biggest inspiration is how a woman feels when she wears my designs; romantic, feminine, dreamy, beautiful... I feel like a lot of the lingerie on the market is kind of trashy to be blunt. It doesn't accentuate real women's curves, it isn't romantic, it isn't feminine. I hope that my collection makes a woman feel beautiful in her own skin the way she is.

4. How would you describe your personal style?

Eclectic... bohemian... casual. I am currently obsessed with long skirts and maxi dresses, but can also be a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.

5. What would you like to do in the future with your shop?

I'd love to delve into some more swimwear and accessories. I've got some racier ideas in my mind that may or may not come to fruition and may or may not include blindfolds.

6. If you had to have dinner with 3 people alive or dead who would it be and why?

Vivienne Westwood. She is my all time, hands down favourite designer. I love her eclectic personal style. I love that she is a strong woman in a tough industry. She is gorgeous, and talented, and completely herself, and I admire that.
Queen Victoria, which is appropriate as I am writing this on Victoria Day here in Canada. The Victorian period is one of the most fascinating times, there were so many changes, socially and industrially. She was strong, and more importantly, she loved pugs. She sometimes reminds me of me.
Marie Antoinette. My French is very rusty, but I would love to meet her. She may have been utterly deluded as to the goings on in France, but she is still my style icon, she was completely over-the-top.

I hope you all will go check out Sarah's shop and i wanna thank her again for taking part in my feature Friday.

If you would like to be featured on Feature Friday contact me through the link on the top of my page and be sure to include your shop link or blog link.

Spring Coupon One week Only

Hi kittens i haven't done a coupon in awhile and i wanted to do something special for all my new readers and loyal followers .
Today 5/26 till 6/2 this coupon will be good for .

Since i do book up fast in the summer if you have an event for the future you can use this coupon now and book ahead .

Also i don't have any fathers day cookies up in the shop yet but if you have a custom idea for cookies let me know and you will get 15% off just send me a message with your custom request idea and i will send you the coupon code for 15% off .

All custom orders aka cookies i don't already have listed will also get 15% off message me with your ideas and i will send you the code.

Okay here is the coupon code for this week just enter: fancyspring

during checkout on my etsy and it will deduct it .

You can always email me with your custom order or questions if you don't have or use etsy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nantucket Love

I'm sitting here planning a post on Nantucket weddings and it hit me i never did a post on my trip to Nantucket last year so here it is lol.

Last spring during the off season i took my first ever trip to Nantucket . I decided to take the cheaper ferry over which was 2 hours long bad idea next time I'm shelling out the money for the faster one it gave me a headache lol. When i got there it was raining windy and cold this is what happens when you go on the off season being on the water makes it extra cold and windy lol.

Below is the Jared Coffin Inn and the inside.

The Jared Coffin House

Jared Coffin House

Thankfully the second day was sunny but still cold and i went exploring. I have to say everyone was so nice everywhere i went i had conversations with the shop people and it was that genuine nice not the phony kind . It was so refreshing to meet such sweet people .

Flowers on Chesnut

I wandered into Flowers on Chestnut

It was the prettiest flower shop Ive ever been in I should have bought myself some flowers lol . My Nantucket wedding post I will be doing is featuring their flowers.

more beach

Main Street

The town is amazing cute shops cobblestone streets what more could you ask for . Aside from the cold weather it was nice to be there on the off season because the town was pretty dead which meant quiet i could just enjoy everything. I wandered into the tourist house place and talked to the sweetest old man working there who looked happy to see anyone I'm sure he was bored lol . I also may or may not have picked up Nantucket wedding books in there lol okay it was may . Nantucket is my second favorite place in the world my first being London . I am aching to go back again soon , I'm trying to convince Matt to take me or my best friend to come with me . If i had the money id love to get a house there and open up a cupcake shop that would be perfect there. I will stop rambling for now keep a lookout for the wedding post soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Frosting for the Cause

My post on frosting for the cause was last week but I have been so busy i had forgot to post it here for you guys check it out here to make the cookies above!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The perfect creepy old house

Ever since i was a little girl watching old munsters and addams family episodes on TV i have always wanted to live in one of those big old creepy houses. Yes i know I'm weird lol, I love the idea of a house with history as well . My dream is to find the perfect big old creepy house to live in one day when I'm married. Then fix up the place so its really pretty yet still maintains that creepy vibe. Ill do all the diy decor projects and Matt can do all the manly renovations (its nice to have a man who can do manly things lol).

Here is a collection of amazing creepy houses I've collected from the net since its been awhile Ive been saving them I don't have the links to link them back so if you see any familiar ones let me know and ill link them up

Almond Shortbread Cookie Recipe

For mothers day i made these cookies for my mom its the recipe i first used when started making cookies but since it contains nuts i thought best to change recipes.

2 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
3 (1/2 cup) almonds, finely ground you can substitute almond flour as well
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

Sift together dry ingredients set aside

Cream together butter and sugar

add dry ingredients in two separate sets

mix well

If dough is to soft stick in the fridge for 30 min roll out dough and cut out your selected shapes

Bake for 10-15 min depending on how your oven cooks till light brown

Any about this recipe leave a comment

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