Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cupcake heaven!

Using the cupcake recipe from The Gentle Art of Domesticity we made some cupcakes for Dada on Father's Day! I wanted a little something extra for the icings so after some rummaging around the cupboards and some experimentation a new icing recipe was invented....

Icing for a Special Man

1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp ricotta cheese
 a few drops of maple syrup
coco powder/zest and juice from an orange

1. Sieve a cup of icing sugar into a bowl.
2. Add the ricotta cheese and the maple syrup.
3. Mix in either the sieved coco powder or the zest and juice, a few drops at a time!
4. When cupcakes are cool, spread on thickly using a knife.
5. Hide immediately if not to be eaten straightaway!


We decorated them with roasted almonds, marshmallows and choc chips and then had to take precautions as a certain someone decided she didn't really want to wait for Dada to come home before tucking in!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Dada's Day!

You make up new games for her, you give her toy's names and (sometimes wierd!) personalities. You can throw her in the air and swing her around for as long as she wants and yet be tender and gentle too. She gets so excited when she hears your car in the evenings...and when she sees you it's with pure delight. I watch you watch her and the expression on your face says more than a thousand words. I know you can't believe how beautiful she is. But it's no surprise to me....she's the image of you. She's Dada's girl.