A Love Story

It was the perfect Spring day today for a wedding and we witnessed two of our friends make their love story come true. Β We wish them all the very best with many happy years to come!

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Here are some snaps from the day.

I’m also delighted to report the cupcakes made it to the Church with no casualties and with no leftovers. Β Yay. You can see the final heart versions below πŸ™‚

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Project Wedding Cupcakes

We’re attending a wedding this Saturday and I promised my friend, the bride to be, that I’d make cupcakes for their special day. Β My friend is incredibly laid back and gave me free rein as to the flavour, colour and theme for the cupcakes. Β Eeeeks, the pressure!! What if the colours don’t go with everything, what if she envisaged something else??!! Β Ok, so the pressure was purely self inflicted, but I want the cupcakes to be perfect for their big day!

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So Easy Soy and Honey Chicken Wings

My family adore chicken wings. Β We often buy them pre-marinated and occasionally I make my own marinade, but my marinade is a little hit and miss ….and just never tastes as good as the ready to cook version. Β I know making your own marinade is more economical and healthier (less chemicals and preservatives) but it’s just one of the things I couldn’t successfully reproduce.

I recently stumbled upon a recipe on chinese.food.comΒ and from the listed ingredients quickly realised where I had been going wrong. Β For 1.36kg or 3lbs of chicken wings, the recipes states you’ll need 3/4 cups of soy sauce and 3/4 cups of brown sugar! Β Wow, no wonder my chicken wings never taste as good. Β I would often only add a few tablespoons of soy sauce along with some oyster sauce and perhaps 1 tablespoon of honey.

With the full knowledge that chicken wings are a sometimes food, let’s dive in the deep end and embrace their tastiness in this full fat, full salt and full sugar version!

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