It’s a GIRL! Hurray!!!

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It’s been quite a long time since I last came here and posted anything. I had my reasons of course…First of all there has been a big discovery within the family which is that we are expecting a new baby! Totally unexpected but Hey, I guess this is what life is all about: unexpected things can be expected to happen any time! And that’s exactly what happened to us with this baby.

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Now everything seems to have settled and we are looking forward to it. My Daughter was super excited of the prospect of having a new sibling and she was absolutely sure that she’ll have a baby sister this time. And guess who was right? Yes, it’s a GIRL! Now we have some issues finding a name for HER but I’m sure we will come up with something eventually.

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This batch of cupcakes I made especially to break the news of the sex. I made them 3 weeks ago, when I was 20 weeks pregnant, that makes me 23 weeks now, still a long way to go…

For the Christmas holidays we’ve been away at my in law’s, so I didn’t bake too much in the past weeks. Also because I need to watch my weight and with lots of cakes around me it would be impossible, specially that I have a really sweet tooth in this pregnancy! So that means I probably won’t bake as much as normally would in the coming months too.

But who knows, maybe I will 🙂

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Think Blue :-)

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I had to use up my leftover blue chocolate cream from last week’s Wild Rose project. I also had leftover decorations, like pink and white fondant roses that I had to use before they would go bad. Would have been a waist which I can not let happen, my everyday motto being “We are not waisting any food. Ever!”

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This being said, it just happened to have in the kitchen cupboard a box of cake mix (yes, not like me at all, because I don’t like them!), so I quickly baked it and in no time at all I had 7 cupcakes on my table today. It was very convenient for what I had in mind.

I swirled the blue cream on them and decorated the cupcakes with my decorations, and VOILA!

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And, this little guy down here, has a fragile chocolate butterfly on top. I melted a little dark chocolate, put it in a piping bag, and using a small tip I made this butterfly on a piece of baking paper, then put it in the freezer to get hard again.

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