Saturday, September 24, 2011


A friend of mine asked me a couple of months ago to make her a Croquemboche for her 30th birthday and I was like 'yep' haven't done that before... So the months passed by and the time came to do it.... eeecck....

What an interesting experience that was. So anyway here are some photo's I took documenting my experiences.

Lots of eggs....

Making the choux pastry.

Piping the puff balls from the finished choux mix.

Mountains of puff balls.... over 200 phew!

Making the yummy custard!!!

Egg yolks, sugar and cornflour for the custard base.

Making the toffee drizzle! Super hot and scary!

The final Mexican themed Croquembouche.

What these photo's didn't show was my failed attempt using a cone and the mildly screaming disaster I was when I saw my many ball collapsing into a pile as I took the cone out.... aaahhh!

Thank you LORD for kiwi ingenuity and taping 3 formula tins together cover with baking paper holding up this lovely creation. I was happy with  the result.

My friend was happy with the result! 


Monday, September 12, 2011

Op Shop Find

Another bargain at the Op Shop I got for $1. I'm needing this one for some current projects I'm doing. I love a good bargain!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

50cent Thrill!

Master 9 and I have been looking on the net at this kinda thing lately. I told him I'd go to the op shop today and grabs some old records. So this our 50 cent record made in to a bowl....

Cheap thrills!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I've been crafting. I've really enjoyed to do these for my friends 
My 2 lovely besties are in Oz so when I heard Mumma of Art by Anya was going over I wanted to send a little gift to my girls. Love you guys and miss you both.

This mum, dad, big bro, twin girls and little man.

This is mum and dad, big bro, middle bro and little baby bro.

Pinterest  is such a great source of inspiration for me! I love it.