Another Day another Duck. This time chosen by Emma.
I have to say that if I had my way this duck would be Harry Quacker, not Harry Ponder. But do not let this take away from what is a fabulous duck.
“Harry Ponder and the Ducky Shallows”. This does kind of open the door for all sorts of duck related sequels.
“Harry Ponder and the Peregrine of Aquaban”
“Harry Ponder and the Hummingbird Prince”
“Harry Ponder and the Giblet of Fire”
“Heron Potter and the Chamber of Sea Ducks”
“Harry Ponder and the Deathly Bill” – Actually we will disregard this one. Sounds like one of my mortgage payments.
Credit to my lovely flatmate Ellie for her help with the Harry Potter duck related puns. I live with this amazing human and yes we find ways to amuse ourselves, we’re so punny. Yes that was dreadful I can only apologise. Obliviate.
There is a full winter collection available for Christmas 2018! Will make a lovely stocking filler or decoration for the festive period, and unlike a snowman this little snow duck will survive the spring! I have been reliably informed that there is zero chance of melting.
So next time you are asked “Do you wanna build a snow man?” you can keep your feet up with a cuppa tea and relax, because you’ve gone one better and got yourself a Snow Duck!
Day one’s Duck has been picked by my lovely flatmate.
Here is the Flamingo Duck sold by The Duck House in Brighton.
Don’t be confused by this Flamingduck’s confused expression, he will make a lovely stocking filler for any animal/bird lover. Although I have to admit he does look like he is judging you. We will rename you Judgey Flamingduck.
Flamingo’s were hot this year. Think stationary, pool floats, flip flops! Perfect little addition for any flamingo collector 🙂
I keep being told that I do not blog enough. Therefore I would like to introduce to you December’s Ducks of the Day. Each day will feature a different duck and trust me these make amazing stocking fillers :).
I was incredibly tempted by the 12 Ducks of Duckmas. But why stop at 12 when there’s 31 days in December? That really would be quackers.
Poor blog I have neglected you for far too long! I can’t believe I have had this lovely little flat for a whole year now! In honour of this anniversary I finally have a new kitchen floor!
Here is the old floor:
Not a bad floor, but ever since I moved in I really wanted to brighten up the kitchen as the wood effect floor made it all look a little bit too dark. So my dad is rather gifted in the art of DIY and dedicated a weekend to transforming the kitchen floor.
Of course the kitchen was exactly like the rest of the flat:
Multiple floors under the existing floor! Every room in this flat seemed to have three others underneath it.
Ta-Da!!! So much brighter! A very much appreciated first flat anniversary present! Thanks Dad 🙂
I seem to have been getting a lot more traffic to my blog lately! Majority of this seems to be cake and baking related so I thought it would be a good time to look back at past cupcakes which never made it to the blog as I was not blogging then! I do miss baking for cupcake sales!
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes:
I loved making these, easy to make and they were so popular!
Marble Iced Cupcakes:
Such an easy technique and the one I normally use for flowers. This example are very girly butterfly cupcakes and a mix of both vanilla and chocolate icing
I found that it was relatively easy to make kids cupcakes for girls but it was sightly more difficult to design cupcakes for boys. But different choices of colours and accessories can easily make a normal cupcake perfect for a little Prince, Princess or Pirate!
Fancy Fondant Flowers:
I haven’t done much fondant work, prefer piping and icing, fondant makes me angry! But these were not too dreadful for a first attempt!
Never underestimate the power of a giant chocolate button decoration!
So this week I made one of the most important cakes I’ve made to date! My brother and his girlfriend (Chloe)’s joint 22nd birthday cake! I love making cakes as birthday presents as I know there is no way that anyone else will ever have the same thing. My brother said when he came to collect it that it is always nice to have things that are homemade and I’m so happy that they both loved the cake!
I am so very proud of this! It is three layers of fluffy chocolatey cake, kinder bueno flavoured filling, chocolate icing (with real chocolate!) and an assortment of chocolatey decorations! Estimated calories per slice: God Knows. It’s cake, enjoy it, salad is always there tomorrow ;)! For anyone who does not know, a Happy Hippo is a cute little wafery hippo shaped piece of deliciousness made by Kinder filled with either milk and hazelnut filling or coco and hazelnut filling. If you’re a fan of kinder chocolate, kinder buenos or any other kinder related chocolate you will love these. Actually I think most people will love these,such an underrated chocolate! They also made a special appearance on last year’s Kinder Cake. Click here to check out that one if you’ve not seen it yet!