Monday, July 30, 2012

long time no see

Hi, I'm still here, just been busy and a little drained. Here's what I've been up to lately.

my first attempt at coconut cake
My friends and I are cupcake enthusiasts, and lately we have been discussing frosting: buttercream vs. cream cheese. I think cream cheese is my new favorite because of possibilities of flavor combinations. Before last week, I had never thought of coconut and cream cheese together, now I'm wondering what else can I do with it?!

This cake was inspired by this version. I used a box cake (the horror!) and used coconut oil in place of butter, it came out quite light and fluffy, then made the cream cheese frosting, I like less sugar and more tang from the cream cheese and bought the coconut flakes and tada! Fancy and delicous....I forgot how much I love to bake.

I also went to a quilt show, and I was really inspired by this garden themed quilt that combined applique and embroidered panels. I am excited to experiment more with embroidery soon.

I have been thinking about the little things that make me happy about sewing and baking.
This is what I've got so far.....still playing with colors of course. I want to do a series of these and I plan to start the next one very between my other ideas.

 The most difficult and fin part was coming up with the patterns for the fabric for "happy"
The H and Y might still change not sure I'm completely satisfied with them as they are.

What makes your heart happy?


Purple Quilter Queen said...

Ok - so the cake was delish!!! Please make us more! And you know what makes me happy - quilting!!! I'm so happy we are buds!! Even though we don't really work directly together, it's fun that someone up here finally gets me when I go on and on about fabric! Jenn

michelle tree said...

mm I love coconut cake! Sewing makes me happy, so do sweets!


floating thru fields said...

thanks for sharing guys :)

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