Tuesday, 19 October 2010

19th October 2010

Believe it or not this is the first tea cosy I've ever made and when you consider how popular they are at the minute I don't know why I haven't.



Maybe it's because no-one in this house likes tea or maybe it's because I never realised just how quick and easy they are to make . The teapot is on loan from a neighbour if you were wondering.



This one is on it's way to Australia where a lady is going to get a surprise birthday present from her lovely partner.



You know what goes well with tea , or so I've been told anyway ..... cakes.
I said I would do a post about my new cupcake book a while ago and completely forgot . It doesn't help that I've lost nearly all the cake photos I took !!.



The ones above are Blueberry and Polenta and are most definately Hubs favourite , definately a hit at breakfast time . I'd never cooked with polenta before and I have to say it was a really nice surprise adding that little bit extra crunch.
The boys liked the banana and chocolate chip and the double choc ones ( lost photos), no surprise there then.



The ones below are my favourite , Carrot and raisin with a orange flavour soft cheese topping yum yum. These are the easiest and by far the tasties carrot cakes I have ever made or tasted.



Think the oven is calling me ...............

18 comments:

Simone said...

The tea cosy is great Lisa. It must have taken a lot of skill to make and position all those little mice. I hope the lady it is a surprise for isn't scared of them!!! Your cake baking is coming along wonderfully too. I remember when you used to say that you wasn't that good at cooking. Well, you are now!

Mia said...

...after seeing these it's calling me too! And I love your tea cozy, just wonderful!

Have a happy days (filled with tasty little treats!)!

Yours,
Mia

Tabiboo said...

That is so cute - like the little old lady that lives in a shoe, but it's mice and a teapot.

Nina x

driftwood said...

that is really really cute.

and the cakes look amazing. xxxx

Adrienne said...

Oh yum! OK ... now that I am done drooling - that tea cozy is just too cute!

melanie said...

Oh wow, I am in love with your tea cosy, it is so super cute, love it :) xxxx

Denise said...

I love the tea cosy, I've never ever knit one either. I don't like tea and drink coffee over here, but I'm sure I could knit one as a gift, if I could ever find the time... too cute.

Ally Johnston said...

That tea cosy is totally adorable. I love it and although I drink gallons of tea I rarely use my teapot. Love the cakes.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how cute! What a fun tea cozy design. It's almost tea season here -- we finally caved and turned on our furnace last night. And the cupcakes! Ohmygosh -- they look fabulous!

Diane said...

I absolutely love that tea cosy - are you going to sell them because I would love to buy one. Thanks for asking about my daughter the other day - she's at Salford Uni, but got robbed in a bar in The Printworks in Manchester. She seems to have recovered OK - its me thats a bit wobbly still! She's always called me Old Worry Guts! xxxxx

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I love that tea cosy! The mice are wonderful. I hope you'll be making more for your shop!
By the way, Pip arrived yesterday. He's so cute!!

elephantJuice said...

Great tea cosy! Those cakes look delicious, that book has been on my wish list for ages!

Bobo Bun said...

What a great tea cosy. Love the idea of the wee mice popping in and out.

I love cakes of any shape and size too. Banana cake last weekend so maybe I'll follow your lead and go for carrot this weekend.

X

julie said...

wow those little carroty cakes look fab - I think they'd be my favourite too! Your tea cosy is lovely. I've never made a teacosy before either, and I drink a lot of tea - maybe I should add one to my ravelry queue!

Twiggy said...

What a fantastic tea cosy, I don't drink tea either but it would make a super hat :) The cupcakes look lovely.
twiggy x

Lynne said...

Love the teacosy.

Julie Rutter said...

I can't believe that tea cosy counts as easy. I can't imagine what counts as complicated! And the cakes sound very yummy. Juliex

Leanne said...

That tea cosy is tooooo cute.