' New York ice cream embroidery!

New York ice cream embroidery for the ice cream pencil case swap!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Here´s another pouch I made for the ice cream swap...for my dear friend Mollie! She loves New York cherry ice cream and ice cream sandwiches and as I had a hard time to pick one of these options I thought I´d make two pouches...one featuring the New York ice cream and one that looks like an ice cream pencil case!

I had so much fun embroidering all those little details!

And this is the ice cream sandwich one, in Neapolitan colors!

Have a great Monday everyone!!!


' End of Summer cake

Recipe for baking a cherry end of summer cake!

Hello everyone...

...let´s say goodbye to Summer with a yummy end of Summer cake today and welcome fall - shall we?!

There we go!

End of Summer Cake

Don´t be scared because of the measuring, it´s really easy when using a measuring cup! :)

150g butter, melted
1 egg
150ml sugar
450ml flour
400ml cherries
sugar for coating the cherries (we used about 3 - 4 tablespoons sugar)

Mix sugar and egg until white and creamy. Add melted butter.
Mix flour and baking powder and add.
Pour into a greased springform tin and top with the cherries. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 175°C for 40 minutes.

Have an awesome weekend!!!


' Whimsical (ice cream) Wednesdays

Whimsical Wednesdays with another ice cream swap!

Hello everyone!!!

As I promised on Monday here are the goodies we got from Gina for the ice cream swap!!!

Isnt that pouch just the cutest? And it happens to have some favorite ice cream goodies in it - vanilla, chocolate and mint! Yum!!!

Gina also happened to send some candy...

...and Jamie had her first Tim Tam experience!!!

And loved it!!!

Have a great day!!!


' Ice cream swap

Pouch and pincushion for an ice cream themed swap!

Hello everyone!!!

I figured now would be a great time to show you all the ice cream themed treasures that arrived at ours lately as well as the ones that I made to send out before summer is really gone!

This is a hexie ice cream pouch I made for my friend Gina in Australia. The blonde girl is supposed to be Gina at the beach playing with her dog. I also embroidered some favorite ice creams.

Just the right size to hold some pencils and a wee little notebook.

I also couldn´t resist making her a little chocolate cupcake with beads sprinkles to serve as a pincushion...there´s never a case of too many pincushions, right?!

On Wednesday I will show you all the awesome goodies Gina sent to us!

Have a great start into the new week!


' Post-Birthday week cake

Recipe for the star birthday cake!

Hello everyone!!!

On Wednesday I showed you the cake I made to share with my fabulous friends. I am sure you all got people in your life too that are your "super stars", so how about baking them a super star cake - just because?!!!

Super Star (Birthday) (hey, or unbirthday!!!) Cake

250g flour (1 1/2c. + 2 1/2 Tbs)
125g sugar (1/2c. + 1 tsp)
pinch of salt
125g butter, softened (8 1/2 Tbs)
1 egg

3/4c. jam

Knead flour, sugar, salt, butter and egg together to form a dough and chill for 30 minutes.
Put about 2/3 of the dough into a greased tart pan. (Roll out into a circle slightly thinner than 1/2 inch and push it in).
Put jam on top. 
Roll out remaining dough and cut out super stars. Put them on top of the jam.
Bake at 180°C (355°F) for 30-40 minutes.

This is an easy no-fuss recipe, but so amazingly yummy. It tastes even better after 1 or 2 days. It´s like a giant jam cookie!

Have a great weekend!!!


' Whimsical Wednesdays

Birthday cake on Whimsical Wednesdays!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

...and no, this is not Christmas in September, it is the cake I made to share with my wonderful friends that gave me my amazing birthday surprise!

I really think these ladies deserve another blog post as well as cake...!!! They are my "star" friends so each of them got a star on this cake!

Have a great day everyone and I really hope you are blessed with friends like these!