19 March 2012

A round dance of fairy cakes!

Sweets for my sweets!

You know how in fairy tales you´re always told not to eat and drink anything on a fairy banquet? And really, you shouldn´t touch fairy food, unless you´ve always dreamed of a lifelong vacation in the fairy realm, of course.
And you need not fear anymore, aimless wanderer! Your journey comes to an end, for you´ve come to the right place! I present you with two truly magical recipes for fairy cakes (cupcakes as normal people call them) to indulge your sweet tooth. I´m sure that not even the fairy king and queen could resist them!

I created two different cupcakes: Double chocolate and red velvet with a heart of cherry. Unfortunately, I had to use the same frosting for both of them. The chocolate ganache that I tried for the red velvet cupcake became so hard after one hour in the fridge before piping, that not even my cat wanted to sniff at it (and normally my cat licks up everything creamy. Bad cat!).

I keep my promises: These cupcakes are ideal for your picnic basket. Just simply prepare them in advance, put them in the fridge for at least four hours and then place them in a box in your basket and only cover them lightly with a paper towel. The frosting should be hard enough to not get damaged by this.

And don´t say that I didn´t warn you before: You might still get abducted by greedy fairies….muahahaha!


The envoy of spring

(pencil and color pencils)
If you paid this blog a visit this last month, you might have spotted some tumbleweed balls rolling past, like in some old western movie. I have been neglecting this baby for far too long. But here comes the spring wake-up call for all you sleepy heads out there!
It´s high time for some spring-cleaning, inside and outside. Spring is absolutely the most natural time of year to renew, rejuvenate, refresh and recommit-all for the sake of making myself happier, more fulfilled and in control of my life! It´s a rebirth!
I´ve already adorned my room with daffodils and my home on the web can´t miss out either. The old design started to make me weary. My header shines in new splendor with its bright and warm colors. I chose a grass-green background so as to invite you to spread your blanket here for a picnic. And trust me on this one: Here your picnic baskets won´t stay empty for long!
As the robin is considered an envoy of spring, my first rebirth drawing is entirely devoted to this little guy. I sketched this outside on a bench with a fantastic panorama view over the Moselle valley. This was clearly one of my first „ouf“-moments for this seasonJ
So far, this month has already been so full of delights….and there is yet more to come! What do you think of the new design?
Stay tuned for some more spring surprises!

May your muse be with you for this new season,
Your Spring Fairy