31 Aug 2012

Baking: Tropical Cupcakes . . .

Another Lily in the Labyrinth / Carousel Cupcakes collaboration (we're quite the team now!) are these Tropical Cupcakes! As Sam is just back from her Caribbean honeymoon and I spent two weeks in Cuba last month, we thought it would be fun to harness the tropical vibes of our summers and create these colourful cakes. And what's best, the cakes are pineapple and rum flavour! Cocktail cupcakes? Genius! Sam did an amazing job with the baking - the cakes are so light and moist! The blue frosting in the signature Carousel Cupcake swirl is also really light and we used sugar craft, cocktail umbrellas and special edible paints and glitters to decorate them with hibiscus flowers, beach balls, buckets and spades, flip flops and shells . . . 

Let Lily Know: What do  you think of our Tropical Cocktail Cupcakes? NOM!

24 Aug 2012

Travel: Michelham Priory, Sussex . . .

The 21st of August marked my parent's 30th Wedding Anniversary and to celebrate, we took a trip to the place they first met - Michelham Priory in Sussex. Surrounded by the longest, water-filled moat in England and dating back to the 1200's, the Priory has a rich history - and several resident ghosts! The attached Tudor house and barn (in which my parents first locked eyes on each other), make it a unique little historical site and well worth a visit. The beautifully tended moat, kitchen gardens, physics gardens and surrounding countryside are so peaceful and make the perfect place to wander for a while and forget the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Here are some snaps I took as I had a little stroll back in time . . .

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