Alas I had a cold and had no appetite at all really, but I did manage to scoff one of Kelly's adorable, and very tasty gingerbread cupcakes.
|The gingerbread men were awesome - the recipes on Kelly's blog|
And a bite of both of Ellie's cupcakes - the HUGE (some of the biggest cupcakes I've ever seen - they were whoppers - but Manny still managed to polish off a whole one!) and chocolate'y black bottomed cupcakes, and her salted caramel cupcakes which I thought were really tasty and didn't taste too salty (I'm not keen on salted caramel really, but these were nice).
|HUGE black bottom cakes - Manny loved them, but he does love a big bottom!|
|Half eaten salted caramel cupcake - I loved the frosting|
Manny outdid us all and scoffed more cupcakes than I can remember him eating! Oh and my brussel sprout cupcakes went down ok, Marcus even took a spare one home so they must be ok! I will post the recipe this week that I used.
A lot of people didn't turn up due to the tube strike, and I'm assuming the awful weather, which was unfortunate, but it was a great way to spend the evening, talking about cupcake ideas, where to buy cupcake stuff and zombies! I do hope if Kelly arranges her January club some more people make the effort to come along!
Oh, and before I forget, Kelly arranged prizes for the night. She drew the names out of a hat; Marcus won a an adorable ice cube tray from Paperchase, and I won the Jumbo cupcake mold!
Isn't it fab! I already have one giant mold but this has the bit where you can leave room for filling and I already have plans of what to do with it!
Even the box I used to transport the cupcakes didn't go to waste - the cats have been using it since we got home!*
|Demon has taken over the cupcake box|
|Angel guarding the bag|
*the cats only play in the box after its been used for cupcakes, never before. That'd just be wrong!