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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Spooky cake for my son's 2nd birthday on: December 30, 2014 12:48:14 AM
I love, love, love your cake! I must admit, when I saw the headline I was a lil judgy in thinking "spooky cake for a 2yr old??" but it is so cute! Not all that spooky, especially the bears Cheesy I've been making fondant cakes this past year and watching hours (sometimes days) of work destroyed in 10secs is a little heartbreaking. If the recipients weren't so admiring I am not sure I could keep doing it lol Have you found a place for the bears? Cheesy

You asked about fondant. I started with marshmallow fondant and found it to be a sticky mess (and I wasn't keen on the sickeningly sweet taste), I tried another recipe which had no elasticity and finally, I have settled on http://www.cakecentral.com/recipes/7446/michele-fosters-fondant She says cream in the ingredients, milk in the recipe. I have used both at different times with no noticeable difference. This makes around 3kg of fondant (I must admit to not really measuring the icing sugar, I just keep adding until I get the right consistency). I have made this without a mixer and it takes a lot of kneading. With a mixer, it's just lovely Cheesy It does have a creamy colour, so to get white food gel is a must. It's not disgustingly sweet and has quite a pleasant taste. I roll it quite thin (less than 0.5cm) as I don't like mass amounts of fondant and it holds up well when lifted after being loosely rolled around a rolling pin, and by adding some Tylose I have also dried figures from it though it takes days (and no humidity). Hope that helps and that you find a fondant recipe you like Smiley

Edited to add: I have stored the Michele Foster's Fondant (known as MFF around the web) for well over 1mth wrapped in cling film and put in an air tight container and it's just fine.
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: International Snack Swap 5 sign ups March 10 to March 24 send outs April 14 on: March 15, 2012 01:49:59 AM
I've never done a Craftster swap but I'd love to join this one (I'm Aussie so you might have a spot for me?). How strict is the postage thing? My sister's getting married April 14th, so I could send the Friday before or the day after (Tuesday).

Wont fill out a questionaire til then.

We're lucky in Aus, we have a lot of international candy stores (well, we do in West Aus). PopTarts, cherry cola, Junior Mints, Reeses... all those things we can't buy in general Aus stores we can get in the lolly shops. Unfortunately, pop tarts can be $14+ per box!!!!!!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: California Girls (a rare 2 pager) on: January 11, 2012 03:51:17 PM
Gorgeous layout. It screams fun and sun  Cheesy
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Butterfly dress on: December 21, 2011 04:43:55 PM
Love the little polkadot dress. My daughter is colour crazy and would go gaga over that fabric!!

I just had trouble getting to the tute link and found it again so thought I'd share in case others want to make this sweet little dress for a precious girl in their life http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7IxXBt/sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/2011/03/butterfly-dress-and-headband.html
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: $1.99 For a rockin' dress and skirt. on: December 21, 2011 02:46:55 AM
I love the print on that fabric, and your daughters dress looks great! Nice that you got a 2nd piece (the skirt) out of the same $2 of fabric. Too cool Cheesy
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Barbie clothes (first two test-dresses) on: July 20, 2011 03:25:08 AM
These are fantastic! Congrats Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: retro black + white zig zag swing dress on: March 22, 2011 06:09:04 PM
Your dress is fantastic! Way to make a simple dress a statement piece. Love what you did with the hemline, must have taken ages. The notched band and the neckline really makes this work. I imagine how plain it would be without it, yet how stunning it is with. Great design!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: New dress and hat in lilac and gray...could be her Thanksgiving outfit! on: November 11, 2010 10:18:20 PM
Sooo cute! Curly looks adorable, even when sulking  Cheesy

She also looks like she has lippy on in the first pic. How freaking lucky to have such a lovely natural colour to her lips!

You twins and your sewing are always a pleasure to see Smiley That you design it all yourself is amazing.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: BDay BallGown on: November 11, 2010 10:14:31 PM
Just gorgeous!! The colour and styling remind me of Belle from the Disney Beauty and the Beat, and what little girl wouldn't want to look just like a princess on their birthday. Fantastic Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled man's button up shirt and purse (plus hat) on: October 20, 2010 05:07:01 AM
I always love your work, and this is no exception!
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