Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Summer hovel knit

It has been over a year since the last sit 'n knit, so over the weekend Chez Arrow hosted a few ladies for knitting, despite the hovel-y atmosphere. I made caramel-filled vanilla cupcakes with mocha buttercream for the occasion.

Caramel-filled vanilla cupcakes
Mocha swirls

Next time I will try putting more caramel inside each cupcake...

Caramel inside the  vanilla cupcake
Inside the cupcake

Dan and I also attended several birthday celebrations over the weekend. I made a knitting needle roll for Jess...

Knitting needle roll
For DPNs and circulars

And a polka-dot zipper pouch...

Zipper pouch & knitting needle roll
All rolled up and polka-dotty

I also made a couple sets of wine charms as part of Jenny and Graham & Sara's gifts...

Wine charms
Colorful markers

Happy birthdays, fellow Cancerians!

3 comments:

African Kelli said...

Wow! I just love it all! You did such a great job.

Cristin Mansfield said...

Hi

Do you mind if I ask you a question? You indicated on one of your posts that you made a simple syrup to moisten pre-made cupcakes

"Either way, next time I use a perishable frosting, I will try brushing the cupcakes with simple syrup to retain moisture overnight."

Is this a pretty good rule of thumb? I made cupcakes today (Fri) for a Sunday party and I am afraid of them drying out. Also, if I don't plan on making frosting till Sun do I need to refrigerate?

Thanks so much!

Carol said...

Hi Cristin, I do not like to refrigerate cupcakes because I find it affects the texture of the cake, but many bakeries do it, so you may want to try it yourself! If you do not refrigerate the unfrosted cupcakes, I think brushing simple syrup should prevent them from drying for a day...haven't tried two days in advance though. Good luck!