Friday, July 1, 2011

Xavier's 2nd Birthday!

Well it's been a few weeks, but I just wanted to share a few pictures from Xavier's 2nd Birthday! I don't know where the last two years have gone and a few weeks on it's still hard to believe our baby boy is 2!

We had lots of yummy party food, and for once I tried not to go too over board! The printable's we got from Spaceships and Laser beams as always really brought everything together and looked fantastic!

The hanging rockets (an idea I got from Pinterest) were a great hit with the kids and the confetti sprinkled all over our lawn looked pretty and was gone in the next mow.

The rocket cake was a big hit and the sparklers added a great touch, along with the little alien I made from the picture on the invites!
Just had to share these pics of Xav enjoying his cake (especially the one where I asked him to smile ;)
 And sharing cake with his buddy...
So another year has passed, another theme come and gone and big thank you to all our friends and family who came and shared the day with us xx

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birds of a feather...

I have a little collection of Owls that seems to be rapidly expanding in the last few weeks which is always nice. I particularly like white ceramic ones, they are my fav.

Here are a few I found while playing on etsy this week. You can visit my treasury here
I think this little Owly pillow from Beetle Creative may just be coming home with me on Friday night at the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets

Hope to see you there, Bel x

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Days!

I have had a really lovely weekend! I didn't have to work today which is always a bonus :) and I even got a little sleep in till 7.30am yay!

I got a chance to finish up some icing orders, which I meant to take some pics of before it got to dark but you will just need to settle for the sample pic I took.
I just made a yummy apple pastry for dessert and now I am off to have a cuppa and watch Master Chef (who do you think is going to win?)

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Bel x

p.s Don't forget the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets are on again this Friday night so if you have the chance pop down and say hi!

Also Friday marks the end of our Mega Toy Drop so you might even find a little surprise waiting for you. We were hoping to do a drop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary today but we were rained out :(

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Don't forget the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets are on tonight!

You will find us in King George Square rain or shine (if the weather is to bad, you will find us up on the deck above the Groove Train Restaurant) 

The car is all packed and here are some goodies you find on offer tonight.

Babushka Dolls, on their own or in sets...
Billy Blobs (I love how they look like they are waving in this pic)
This little monster is not for sale (not today anyway) but just had to share this pic. I was trying to take some stock pics while I was packing everything up and every time I turned around he was sitting amongst the toys, cheeky boy!
 Hope to see you there!

Bel x

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

No matter what you are doing for the long weekend hope it includes some fun and relaxation and maybe a little chocolate too xx

Friday, April 15, 2011

enticing icing :: party feature (Saxon's Birthday)

Now that I am slowly getting back in the swing of things I have a few parties I would love to share with you, starting with my son's 4th birthday held recently.

Let me just start by saying I have two typical boys, if it's got wheels or an engine its cool. My eldest is obsessed with Motorbikes and had not waived in his choice of theme for he's party, so on the hunt I went only to come up blank. Enter boys party designers - Space Ships and Laser Beams! on etsy! I can't rave about these guys enough. I went to them with a rough idea of what we wanted and they brought it all to life (and for a very reasonable price too) and were just awesome to work with. We are already planning our youngest's upcoming birthday and I know exactly where I will be heading for our stationary.
 So our Motorbike party was nearly complete, we had the 'look' sorted. I just had to come through with the goods on the day. Silly me let Sax look at some cakes online with me and what did he fall in love with, you guessed it the 'Rainbow cake'. Now I had read about this mythical cake on blogs, seen lots of beautiful pictures but attempted one myself, no never. As you know I am more of a cupcake than a cake kind of girl. Cupcakes are easy, simple yet still tasty. A rainbow cake, it has layers, colours and is pretty complex but I gave it a go and it all worked out ok in the end :) and I will never forget the look on the birthday's face on the day, so that definitely made it all ok.
The party table all came together pretty easy, as we were having it at the local park I wanted to keep things simple, yet still work with our theme. I had some of the designs from the stationary printed at my local cake supply shop straight onto icing with edible ink so I could add them to the Chocolate Chip Biscuit party favours. It was very fiddly but looked really cool and I was so happy with how they turned out.

All in all we had lots of fun, a play in the park, some yummy food (probably a bit too much sugar intake) but all in all a fun day had by all :)


Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm Back!

Did you miss me? Well after what turned into a longer than planned bloggy break, I am please to announce I am back and hopefully will find the time to bring you regular posts once again as I have so much that has happened in the last few months I would love to share with you.

As you will notice we have moved... Not house just blog address and had a little makeover in the process (thank you Rocio from Little Magenta). So if you were a follower of our old Blog 'EmBelISH' you will now need to re-follow this address (sorry)

SO to thank you for my long absence and for hopefully waiting in the wings I would like to have a little give away....

I haven't been sitting idle in my break but have finally joined the rest of the human population in the 21st century and you can now find enticing icing on Face book! Yep you heard me correctly, bear with me as I am still finding my feet but I am slowly getting there. So make sure you pop on bye and say hello.
So give away time... Here are the details ::

1. To Enter simply 'LIKE' my enticing icing page on face book, its that simple!

The giveaway will stay open until 6am (Queensland time) on Monday morning 18th April, where the winner will be announced on Face book so they can contact me with their details and I can get their parcel off ASAP

What's on offer I hear you ask? Some lovely goodies that's for sure...
1. 2 Dozen enticing icing pastel bunny toppers
2. 1 packet of Marie Shion Sugar Hearts
3. A set of bakers secret hanging cookie cutters (how cute as these, I whipped up a batch today)
4. 4 x enticing icing coloured sanding sugars

Open to Australian participants only (sorry I just wouldn't get your parcel to you if you live OS)

So what are you waiting for, go and Like me now!