Sunday, 31 January 2010

Cupcakes galore....

SO I had birthday cakes to make for my dad's friend Nathan. Nathan is a tattoo artist so I did a little mock up of him tattooing some guys back...

Check out the website for the tattoo shop he runs... My dad also works there...its pretty cool...

These are again guinness cake with black and white butter icing and black fondant stars with words piped on. And some black glittery stars. And of course, the fondant man,

Then I also had been asked by Picto to make some pretty cakes for a wedding present. This time I made vanilla cupcakes filled with squidgy nutella and then iced in baby pink butter cream edged with baby pink sugar and a light dusting of white holographic glitter and then i piped a nice bright pink heart on each of them...
Then I also made him six more to take home to Mary and Pete his lovely lovely folks. Pete isnt a massive fan of icing so what I did there was not only fill them with nutella but also spread it all over the top. And then I sprinkled them with nice chocolatey sprinkles.
And then Mary's were pretty much like the wedding cakes but with different pink sprinkles on top.

And there were smiles all round. x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Valentines Day Orders & Prices in General!


Valentines day is around the corner...

If you;
  • Want to buy cupcakes for a loved one.
  • Would like to hint for someone to buy you some cupcakes.
  • Are not sucked in by Valentines Day but would just like to buy some cupcakes
  • Are single and lonely and would like to comfort eat some cupcakes.
  • Would like to send "I Hate You" cupcakes to an idiot...

...Place your orders NOW! (Or soonish... because I am in demand haha)

Prices for whatever cupcakes you want (from the list**) in a box for you (minus delivery charge) with whatever you want on them (lets chat about that...)

2 Cupcakes - £5

4 Cupcakes - £10

6 cupcakes - £12

12 Cupcakes - £25

24 Cupcakes - £40

More??? Hit me up on email!

** LIST: chocolate guinness/rainbow/vanilla/white choc & raspberry/lemon/carrot/any colour/nutella filled etc....

Time for Positive Thinking????

I'm not trying to bring everybody down. I am a really bubbly person and it takes something out of the ordinary to knock me down, so please bear with me while I get a grip!! Feel free to leave kind words of encouragement/wisdom/funniness etc.

But just so you know I am trying...

I went and had a read of this beautiful lady's blog earlier and her latest post grabbed my attention and made me feel a bit better. Her blog is so lovely and nice and always gets me thinking.... Thanks for that...

Aubrey's Lovely Blog

Saturday, 23 January 2010

I need help...

I need help.

I feel so very very down at the moment. I just feel like I am swimming against the tide. Things are not peachy with the boy and I don't think they ever will be.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Last one I promise!!

I thought I would put this on here because I made these time and time ago!

I made these for a man called Karl because he was having a stag do and he is the boy's friend and in turn I guess kinda my friend too. He's a lovely guy and fully deserved these cupcakes and gets props because he put this picture of them on facebook... which I then stole because I didnt have a photo!

Somehow! Anyway... here they are...

The point is that the boys all say that Karl is so hairy he looks like a wookie... (you should know what that is... if not...

SO I made little wookie cakes and also a stag hahahah.

Karl is pretty talented and lives in London Town being sick at architecture and stuff like that... He had his drawing up in the London Underground...

Go check out his website...


Paul. Big cake from hell...

lovely blog readers meet Paul....

Paul meet lovely blog readers...

If you dont know why I am calling him Paul... go here
taa x

Oh its been a day full of posts today!!

So, Jo at work was going on her maternity leave to have a little girl... She is due on Valentines Day which is cute... and she asked me to make her some baby cakes to bring into work on her last day...

I made her swirled pink and white vanilla cupcakes with pink buttericing and made various baby bits and bobs out of icing for the top and piped bits and bobs also. Piping appears to be improving.

And here... for your viewing delight....

They are all the same colours... the ones that look lighter pink were taken on the evening I made them and the light wasnt very good. The brighter ones were taken in day light.
Jo was chuffed.
Good luck with mummyhood Jo xx

Comics By Bitsy....

**If you click on the picture of the comic it will enlarge so you can read it!**


Monkey Tennis Championship...

Alans Sexual Adventures... In 3 Easy Steps...

The Spicy Antics of Manuj Rostag in 7 Days...

Bitsy and the Hunt for the Lost Golden Crisp...

The Crazy Adventure of the Mick Float...

Inside the Intricate Mind of Picto Eyes...
Policeman... The Beginning...

You give me a title... I'll give you a comic....


The Chawner Family....

Oh boy... makes you proud to be British doesnt it.

Mushroom soup at work is not nice....

I am being super healthy at the moment... and by super healthy I just mean I am trying to not eat the world...or my feelings... so I am being healthy. In our house we say "we're on health". And we dont do things by halves. Normally we count calorie of everything going, eat only vegetables and the odd bit of prawn or chicken, do exercise, join gyms, buy a wii fit board, watch diet programmes. But I am in it for the long haul this time. I am still doing all of the above... minus the only vegetables thing...because lets be fair noone can go on like that. Although a bonus to me is that I love love love veg, especially anything green, so I can eat a tonne of it. But I am making healthy things like veg in tomato sauce with brown rice and things and eating a breakfast of ryvita and philli light and eating soup for lunch that kind of thing. I have the odd slip up here and there but I am trying to train myself to not see this a complete failure and eat a whole cake but to simply say "oh no you've eaten 27 biscuits... you must now not even so much as look at a biscuit for 7 days!" You know, that kind of thing hahah.

AND! I have not had a chocolate bar for a WEEK! (bear in mind I did have one of Rachels guinness chocolate cupcakes mentioned below... but still its not a chocolate bar... and for those that dont know me THAT my friends is what keeps me alive!) SO a week for me is proper hardcore. I let the boy know last night that I had not had any chocolate and he congratulated me. Then I told him I also thought I was falling apart inside body and mind because of this fact and that I didnt think I could go on... so he kindly said that tonight he would have a chocolate bar and give me 2 squares. AND its GOLDEN CRISP. AND its his last one! Thats the kind of boy he is. Nice and thoughtful. WHEN HE WANTS TO BE. (there are times when he can be such a nob, but thats by the by and I think hes awesome anyway... flaws included.)

ANYWAY... I digress... so I'm on soup again today although I can smell everyones food in the office and someone had a chip bap and the chips smelt so good and she had mayo and cheese on the chips... BUT I stayed strong and I avoided the canteen and went to the coffee shop instead for soup and a roll. And it was mushroom soup and I LOVE LOVE LOVE mushrooms... so much so that my friend Mark calls me a mushroom perve... but then again he cant stand mushrooms and he calls anyone that eats so much as one a mushroom perve... but its HORRIBLE. And I am not a picky picky eater. But I cannot stomach it. Its fresh and its blended. But not very well. And the only thing that I am picky about if LUMPS. mashed potatoes... lumps? NO TA. I dont know what else comes with lumps... (well apart from NEXT mushroom soup) but I am pretty sure I wouldnt like it. So disappointingly I cannot eat the soup.

So I have been and brought a pack of french fries... only 97 cals dont you know... and a muller cherry yogurt. All set. F. you soup. (sat on the desk taunting me...git)

I am trying to curb my swearing. I am a disgrace. I apologise in advance. I am changing all swears for the first initial. I have decided. Especially around the office. I think people think I am funny a bit but you only need one person who is new and doesnt like it and it can open up a whole can o' worms.

Yesterday I made a big cake... Not a massive cake but a big cake for me... for a girl at work.... And I didnt like it. NOT one little bit. I am nervous about big cakes. They frighten me a bit. I am not comfortable with them. It looked alright (pics to come) but I still felt like it was the enemy. If it had a name it would have been Paul. Even though it was pink. It looked like a paul and was shifty and if it could look it would have been sneering at me. Shooting the evils. I hate Paul.

** I apologise if you are called Paul... or know someone called Paul... or if your dad/brother/uncle is called Paul... Its a generalisation. I dont even know anyone called Paul. Except Paul Daniels... well I dont know him but I think hes a bit weird...**

SO, last night Paul caused me a bit of heartache just because he was being a general s. And the boy also caused me a bit of heartache. Also being a general s. The boy and a cake. A pair of idiots. I bet he's never been compared to a cake before. Well I may have said he's yummy like cake but never compared him to a bad cake. Hmph to the boy.

He was coming for tea and I was making a thing with chicken veg chilli low fat natural yogurt and rice. (He's tryin to be healthy too) to be honest that day I didnt really fancy it but I had said I would make it and I thought he would really like it because he likes spicy. and I had text him in the day to say "you still on for dinner yo!" you know, that kind of thing, but he didnt reply but I didnt think owt of it because sometimes hes with people all day at work and doesnt even look at his phone... BUT ANYWAY... I start stressing because the kitchen is a state and I have to make Paul and I kinda wanna go hang out at the bar and play the quiz with the boy and have dinner and stuff. SO I manage to get out of work half hour early and convince ma to pick me up we drive to the local cooperative stores and purchase ingredients for dinner and then she drops me off. I start tidying and start panicking that I look like s. So I need to do something about that before he comes over etc etc. AND I still have to bake paul.

As I am washing up I think... if the boy texts me and says "can we leave it" I will not be fussed. BUT. At 6pm. 6! SIX. he texts and says in response to my 3pm text... "Oh I forgot, I have pasta sauce that needs eating so gonna have that".

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Forgive me if I am wrong but this upset me a bit. I'm not irrational. I'm not a permanent a. hole. I'm not one of those clingy girly girls. BUT! have the decency to apologise.

SO I burst into tears (its that time...) and have a little sob whilst washing the pots (I think it was the stress of creating Paul which also contributed to this little outburst) I decide not to text him as I am too mad at the fact that sometimes he is a thoughtless a. hole.

The later I calm down a bit and say "I'm not mad about tonight. I was a bit upset at first but nevermind, Im just saying Im not a monster, If you had just said at any point in the day 'i dont reckon I am up for later' it would have been fine. Don't treat me like an idiot. I'm not mad just a bit meh etc..." there was more but its boring to you out there...

but the point is he text and said he was sorry he was being thoughtless and crap. and he would make it up etc etc. So thats lovely.


So then I made Paul... and in a way wanted to scream at him. But he's done and I will NOT be making a big cake again. NO.

Then I watched fat families, biggest loser & diet tribe with gabby topped off with some SATC reruns and then went to bed happy.

So all is not lost.

If you dont watch fat families. You should do. Google it. Its funny.

OH! Funnier is Lorraine Kellys Big Fat Challenge... With the Chawner family. The huge girl that auditioned for Xfactor - her family. Its truly disgusting. And funny. But only because they are so fat and in no way prepared to even help themselves and just expect to live off benefits because they are too fat to work and they need to fund their junk food diet. Truly disgusting.

Its been ages since I typed about what was happening in my world so I thought I would.

I really enjoy reading everyone elses... not to say that any of you will enjoy reading mine... but least I get to vent I guess.

If you do read and have got this far without falling asleep. MANY MANY thanks. You deserve a medal.

I will send medals.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Numero quattro

Soooo... Last one for this week... wow its been busy!!

The boy asked me to make him some cakes as he had moved teams at work and wanted to make a good impression haha. He wanted all the names piped on! shhhiiiiit...

but. I did it. even though I thought it would kill me. I think the butter icing I piped with was of the wrong consistency and it was really hard to pipe and my hand had turned into a claw. hahah

I thought he may try and pass them off as his own but he didnt and it was cool and everyone loved them.

(ps. the piping is bobbins)

el numero tres

These little beauties.... WELL.

I think I have fallen in love with the little men hahah. They are so cute! I make comics and they are little men that look like this so never expect any people that actually look real. They will always look like this! This is how I see people. hahaha. Everyone has a bald head.

So this was another birthday order through work... Simons 40th. He likes manchester united and also the new york rangers so I thought I would incorporate this in.

Little manchester united players and the badge. (which was hardcore to pipe...think my self teaching is going ok....)

Little n.y rangers players and the badge

And ta daaaaaaa...

And boxed...

"When Manchester United are at their best I am close to orgasm..." - Gianluca Vialli

Nummer zwei...

My girl at work Rachel had a birthday... Its today in fact... I am gonna text her...anyway...

I thought I would make her Guinness chocolate cupcakes (which is so so so so popular...and I am in no way surprised cuz its AWESOME... seriously... if you dont believe me buy some of my cakes and seeeeee!!) and take them into work on friday...

I decorated them quite simply in pretty pink butter icing and sprinkled them with a variety of sprinkles haha. And then... as part of my self teaching... I piped on "Rachel" rather poorly. BUT like I say...still learning eh!

Safe to say she loved them... she even shared them with us at work... so I got to have one which I rarely do and it was lush. oh yeah.

Happy Birthday Rach.
Every age is enchanting, provided you live within it" - Brigitte Bardot.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Catching up on cupcake posts....Numero Un!

So.... one of the first orders I had in this past week was for the lovely lady I did the wedding cakes for... She requested 12 cupcakes for her father in laws birthday.

her lists of wants were...
guinness chocolate cupcakes
greens and blues
musical notes
little bit of sparkle.

So I went and made some guinness cupcakes for her and then I made musical notes out of fondant and also little presents out of fondant. All black. Then I piped green ribbons on the presents. I made stars out of black fondant as a back ground to the piped letters spelling out POPS.

I think it looks pretty cute really. I never really pipe owt because I dont think I am very good so I decided now was the time to teach myself... Didnt work out too bad... (another reason is because I lost my letter cut outs... theyre crap anyway. Theyre too skinny and look a bit lame sometimes...)

And then I piped a mish mash of green and blue buttericing onto the cakes so it was all marbley and nice. and sprinkled a lil bit of blue holographic glitter on (i do heart my glitter...Im building up quite the collection...) and popped on the music notes and presents, put them in a box and put on some nice blue and green ribbon and the photos you see on this post are the finished article.

Wham bam thank you mam.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Cakes Cakes Cakes

I have 2 birthdays. Another wedding. Another birthday. Someone elses birthday. Its all go at Bitsys Cupcakery.

Only one being a gift from me. All the rest being paid orders. Yay.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Work Glorious Work...

Bloody Hell.

First day back at work in ages. I have no idea where to start. I feel as though I may have a mini breakdown. I apologise to everyone about all the work I am about to pile on your heads.

I want to be a housewife.

NYE was eventful.

Kissing the boy makes my tummy flip.