Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cupcakes

I had to pop in to share with you the 100 cupcakes I made the other day; cupcakes need to be share with the world, even if all that can be seen at the end is a few crumbs and a photograph or two.






 
 

 Yum!
 
Making the toppings and flowers.....

What else have I been cooking.....

Welsh Cakes for Karen....

Salmon nuggets rolled in crisps!

Chocolate loaf

Sesame marinated chicken stir fry with noodles and rice...

My favourite roasted artichoke salad with Parmesan....

Sesame chicken salad

Scallops and pan fried greens with an artichoke heart

Still on budget, still sticking to the plan!   Uh...except for those cupcakes of course.....

Be back soon!



36 comments:

Brittany said...

I'm pretty sure I've dreamt of mass amounts of pink frosted cupcakes before. Helen, have you been sneaking into my dreams at night?

Peanut-Butter Kitty said...

Yummy yummy yummy! Pink is such a lovey color and I bet they taste wonderful. That chocolate loaf looks pretty good too.
Shelley

Janice said...

These look fantastic! You have been busy, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my hippy pic, I know you don't have much time, so it is really appreciated.

mimbles said...

That. Is a LOT of cupcakes. Very impressive :-)

The chicken stir-fry and the scallops look really good. I haven't done a stir-fry in ages because I got sick of always doing the one recipe that the kids would eat. They've become more adventurous recently, I should try something new on them.

obladi oblada said...

Mmmm...making me hungry. Gorgeous cupcakes!

Beth said...

The cupcakes are seriously pretty!! Nice decorations....and you made 100. Wow.
All of the other food looks to die for. The artichoke dish is something I know I would love as well as the Sesame Chicken Salad.
I really enjoy your blog! Good stuff.

Beth

Shana said...

YUM! I would love the recipe for the salmon nuggets!!

Catherine said...

So many cupcakes! So many pretty, delicious looking cupcakes! And oh so much work!
You did a wonderful job dear- everything looks wonderful!
Have a wonderful day~

confused homemaker said...

One of these days I'm making it over to your side of the pond & getting some of your cooking & baking. Man those look good!

Christina Thomas said...

Those cupcakes look amazing! YUMMY!! Awesome job!

Virginia Mom said...

Those cupcakes look devine! I honestly can't say that I've ever baked 100 cupcakes at one time- what were you making them for? (That's a lot of cupcakes even for two parents and three kids!) :)

Helen McGinn said...

Brittany, they come out of your dreams and into my own! Wait...isn't that an old song...? ;O)

Shelley, thank you! The loaf was nice...a bit odd...isn't that a funny thing to say about a chocolate cake but maybe it was the lack of icing.

Janice, I was so glad I did; now I have that image of you, that is how I see you! ;O)

mimbles, I found that by marinating the chicken in 2 parts soy sauce to 1 part sesame oil and a squeeze of lemon juice for 30 minutes beforehand that the chicken cooked really quickly and tasted gorgeous. The kids loved it...I was so delighted because, like yours, they don't go for too many stir fry recipes and I love them.

obladi, thanks hon...I'm going to make more today just because! ;O)

Beth, thank you! although my husband said that the salad was where sesame seeds go to die...I did overdo them a tiny bit.... ;O)

Shana, they were little chunks of salmon cut from a fillet, dipped in a beaten egg and rolled in, on this occasion, a packet of ready salted crisps (chips) which had previously been bashed with a rolling pin. They were then cooked in the oven for approx. 6 minutes I think. Always have a tester nugget for yourself! ;O)

Catherine, that's really nice of you, thank you. x

confused homemaker, you know you are welcome anytime! :O)

Christina, thank you, it was so much fun.

Virginia Mom, *L*...they were for the opening of a spa. We did get to try them out though.... ;O)

ER said...

pinch me 'cause i must be dreamin'! Wooooooooo hooooooo, pink cupcakes!! You never cease to amaze me, Helen. Beauty and yumminess in one friendly place. Heaven! :) Lizzy

angelcel said...

It all looks yummy (as usual) but those cupcakes are kind of spectacular. Why so many? Is this a new business venture? If not, maybe you should consider it - they certainly look professional enough to sell.

Ms Bibi said...

Check out the sea of pink cupcakes. They look absolutely gorgeous and all the other pictures make me so hungry right now.

Shelle said...

excuse me while i go find a tissue to clean up the drool....it's a pity we can't just live on food by looking at it!!! off to the supermarket...i am sooooo hungry all of a sudden???????!

Julie M. said...

Those cupcakes are gorgeous along with the rest of the food as well! I'm definitely intrigued and have become a follower!

Helen McGinn said...

Lizzy, what a lovely thing to say! Thank you. xx

angelcel, it was for a new beauty spa opening. It was a one off but I've been asked about taking orders and I wouldn't say no! x

Ms Bibi, hope you had a lovely dinner then! :O) xx

Shelle! Hi hon, hope you are well. Did you buy cupcakes?? ;O) xx

Julie M, that is so kind, thank you! :O) xx

LisaDay said...

You never said what the 100 cupcakes were for. They are lovely.

I did a food page article on Wales once and made Welsh cakes. They are pretty yummy,a big hit at my house.

LisaDay

1 Special Family said...

The cupcakes look fantastic! Well, most everything does, but I'd really like that chocolate loaf for lunch! :)

koralee said...

You amaze me with those cupcakes my friend...I love how you decorated them...so so beautiful. Have a great weekend. xoxo

mimbles said...

I was inspired to try a noodle stir fry - udon with pork fillet, onion, red capsicum, baby corn and sugar snap peas in oyster sauce - it was pretty good and the kids ate quite well. A veritable success!


There's a little something waiting for you over at my place.

aladdinsane12 said...

oh my gosh, those cupcakes look orgasmic! and you put so much detail into them! wow.

just so you know, there's an award for you in my "i'm a slacker" post!

Cathy said...

I love cupcakes and they look so gorgeous. This post has made me very hungry. By the way, I was directed here by Mim of Mim's Muddle.

Unknown Mami said...

I think the gates of heaven are lined with cupcakes. They must be because those look divine.

gaelikaa said...

Oh, I like them, I do. I need me some cupcakes right now!!!

Mhel said...

Awww! The cupcakes are too pretty to eat. Especially the butterfly one. I love the scallops and your roasted artichoke salad....

WackyMummy said...

Holy cow am I ever hungry now! When is dinnertime?

Buddy and Krista said...

your cupcakes look amazing and they're just how i like them best: with lots of pretty and yummy frosting! mmmm! and the rest of your dishes look equally as delicious--you are one gifted woman! oh how i wish i had the knack to make such good food!!! love to you!

Marianna said...

Welsh cakes? They look wonderful.

I'm also drawn to that scallop and pan-fried greens with artichoke hearts.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Your food always looks amazing. Happy Easter! X

Beth said...

Happy Easter!!

Beth

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IS VERY GOOD..............................

scrappysue said...

100 cupcakes? awesome! how'd u get the pink icing totally flat? did u drizzle it?

Helen McGinn said...

Scrappysue, it was butter icing from an icing bag, drizzled icing, made runny and poured on top and royal icing, cut out with a cutter. :O)

Shelle said...

oh, you've put me in the mood for sesame chicken, i must put it on the menu for next week. glad you stopped by today, you were missed.