Wednesday, 27 October 2010

288 of 365


On 15th October I made some pumpkin cupcakes (second post down on this link). The idea was that some of them would be for the cake stall at The Boy's Scouts fete, and some would just be for us to try. I made 6 large (muffin size) and 24 small; unfortunately they didn't rise as much as I'd hoped so the small ones weren't really large anough to sell, so only the 6 large ones went to the cake stall. (I did top up my donation with a batch of the chocolate chip shortbread cookies, though!) Also, I don't know what it is with me and icing, but although I followed Shimelle's recipe very carefully, my icing was very soft and so had to be spooned onto each cake rather than being piped into pretty stars :-( But hey, they tasted good, and sold very quickly at the fete - pity I hadn't made more at the larger size! :-)

Yes, of course there was quality control.... But instead of that photo, here's one of the carrot and pumpkin seed roll I had with some cheese for my lunch that day:

8 comments:

Amy said...

As I go to press comment I see one of your labels for this post is 'culinary diasters' .... that would be where? Mel! These are not culinary disasters in any way shape or form :-)

Miriam said...

my sentiments entirely! Cake or roll? I can't choose they both look fab Mel.

jennifer said...

mmm, they both look delicious. xx

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh that roll looks scrumptious
Jo xxx

jillconyers said...

Love the composition of this shot. Looks yummy!

Deb said...

~sigh~ You make me hungry, Mel!

I'm thinking of adding some baked goods to the craft items I'll be selling in a local boutique I'm participating in next month. You inspire me! xo

Fiona said...

Cakes look delicious.

Lizzie said...

Mmmm... so what do pumpkin muffins/cakes taste like, Mel? I'm not so keen on pumpkin in general, but I wonder if it makes nice, moist cakes, like bananas and carrots do?
The roll with cheese looks sooo tasty. I looove cheese and I'm not supposed to eat it.. life can be soo sad... (hee hee).