Our home before was a 2 bedroom unit with NO yard! We now have a yard for the kids to enjoy.
What's with the umbrella you might say? Kevin Rudd (our PM) is giving a $1600 rebate to those who get ceiling insulation, wahooo! So come 1 July, you know what i'll be getting.....free ceiling insulation. Okay, enough about my home.
How cute are cupcakecottages! I think this would make a wonderful 1st birthday cake with a candle as the chimney.
How to make Cupcake Cottages:
Level the tops of two texas sized cupakes. I've tried normal sized cupcakes and they work fine too, you'll just have to find really small sized lollies.
As a guide I marked out a square on the bottom of one of the cupcakes. Now you need to cut from the side of the square down on an angle.
Sandwich the two halfs together with icing. Ice the roof with one colour then ice the bottom cupcake with a different colour icing. I decorated my roof with fruity stap things cut to size for the edges, round fizzy lollies for the roof tiles, Bo Peeps (from Darrell Lea) and a fruit stick for the chimney. I used sugar paste for the door and handle and Bo Peeps for the windows.
We're going to make more of these next week for a school holiday activity - can't wait:)