But I am now back and will hopefully be able to catch up with all my blogging. Starting with the Wellington Bake Club finals last Thursday. Which was a night of EXTREME baking.
But lets start on Wednesday night with the baking of the cupcakes - Rich took a few photos to document the occassion.
Rich also made me a stencil for my cupcakes - seen as we had snow last week he made me a snowflake one, rather than using my previous heart shaped one. Here's a trial run with the snowflake template. I thought it looked pretty good. So on Thursday after work I had to rush to the Wellington town hall in order to set up my plate of eight cupcakes, plus one for the judge. It had been a busy day at work and I didn't manage to get away as soon as I would have liked too. When I got there I stencilled all my cupcakes - we were supposed to to be all set up and ready to go by 6pm and I didn't have long to get organised. Here's some of the other cupcakes at the competition - I have to admit I felt totally out of my league at this competition. So many fancy cupcakes!
For the purposes of the competition, we had to provide nine cupcakes and whilst the judges were tasting cupcakes - everyone else at the competition got to eat as many cupcakes as they wanted. I think in the end, Rich and I had two each. So much cupcake goodness!My friend Alice, who was also in my bake club also came along for the big night and she even gave me a wee cupcake themed present. This is a little mirror compact. Super cute!