How terribly sad for the families involved in all this...
It's almost enough for me to want to take the Samoan flag I have billowing from my car aerial (lol - yes I'm guilty of such freshness and proud of it!!) and the Tongan flag decal sticker Miss 16 proudly stuck on my windscreen...cos I don't want my car to be the target of some random moe ki'o trying to prove a point
Today is the first day of a 2wk holiday for the kids. Mr 13 has Waka Ama practice everyday this week - then nothing next week. They have a swimming assessment on Friday
Miss 16 went into school today to re-do a History essay assessment.
Miss 10 is at her nana's house. Mr 9 is home with his cousin
Elizabeth M: I'm in Auckland :) and of course after getting excited about the warm weather - today is overcast and windy lol Brrrr. Would love to share some lasagne with you :)
Manu Tuilagi taking a dip Hamo style lol I thought this was funny.
So today I popped into the cake shop down the road and bought a piping bag, 'cuplet' nozzle thingy-me-bob, a nozzle for writing and a nozzle that is most commonly used for piping icing to cupcakes, all for a grand total of $15.90 it's the start of a little addiction I'm sure!!
I made a double batch of cupcakes (just the ol' recipe from the Edmonds Cookbook) used some fancy foil paper cups. The first batch were OVER filled...the next batch was the perfect size.
I found icing them a breeze tbh...and with a bit of practice they'll look really awesome. After I'd iced I almost felt sick at the thought of ALL THAT ICING on each cupcake...there was no way in hell I was going to leave them laying around in my kitchen - with my will power - hell no!! So I packaged them up and off we went to the inlaws. Had a lovely chat and coffee with SIL...came back home at 10pm!
Not the best pics...but here goes :)
See half the cupcakes have over filled the paper cups - no good. By the time you put icing on them they are ridiculously HUGE and sickly sweet!!
I sprinkled pink, raspberry flavoured sugar on a couple of them...
They may not have looked perfect - but they tasted absolutely wonderful!! Like I said, with all the icing that goes on them, ONE is definitely enough
every 10 mins LOL!!