There is a bit of cake decorating theme in my kitchen this month. A lovely friend won a big pack of baking and cake decorating goodies and thinking she would never use them, gifted it all to me. This is just a tiny selection of the sugar paste moulds and cutters. I think I am almost set for life. I’m rather intrigued to use the light bulb moulds. My brain is ticking trying to come up with an idea.
There are also heaps of stensils. I’ve never really used stensils but I will be keen to give them a go now I have such a selection. Other than for making icing sugar dustings look pretty, what else would you use them for?
In my kitchen there is a box of new icing tips and tools. One day I will master them all. One day.
In my kitchen there is a stack of decorating magazines that came with the accessories. I think originally it was one of those newsagent things where you collect a new magazine and tool each week. I’m slowly making my way through them. While the cakes and goodies all look really impressive, the instructions make me think I might be able to tackle some of them. We shall see.
In my kitchen is a pineapple hand-picked by Shannon aka The Naturopath’s husband. Aren’t pineapples just beautiful? You don’t see them with the tops on very often now do you?
Last week I had a very exciting mail day opening the mail to find two little pressies. The first was a hand-written recipe from Mrs Sydney. She messaged me as she was making it and then after taking a bite said it was the best bread ever. Of course I had to have the recipe. Thanks Mrs Sydney! I can’t wait to try it.
The other pressie in the mail was from my lovely cousin who lives interstate – the ultimate scone book. It is packed with scone recipes the way they used to be written when people knew how to cook. You don’t see temperatures just ‘a hot oven’ and timings are more like ‘until they are golden.’ It did make my first batch of pumpkin scones a bit tricky but I figured it out and they were just perfect. Thanks Cuz!
In my kitchen is a selection of beef from Bonnie Beef. If you are in Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast you really need to try these guys’ beef. It is so very tasty. Their sausages are the closest thing I’ve tasted to the amazing ones my uncle used to make on his property from his own hand-butchered meat.
I’ve written about Bonnie Beef before so check out this post to see who they are and what they’re all about (free-range, nasty-free, very well treated cattle). They have a new ordering system where you can select individual items and they deliver to Brisbane on Fridays and Saturdays for free.
When I say ‘they’ I mean the farmers. It’s the way we should all buy meat if you can’t go out to the farm yourself.
In my kitchen the cookie jar is full which it hasn’t been in a long time. When I noticed my chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe photos were terrible, I took it as a sign I needed to make them and re-shoot. In my kitchen there is also a new backdrop. That’s right I’m a tiler now. Ok so I can only tile onto a board when I don’t have to cut anything but I think I did ok for a first attempt.
What about you? What’s in your kitchen?
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