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I suddenly feel creative

Posted in all things beautiful, Inspiring, Something we created on November 8, 2009 by jiunnli
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Happy birthday =)

I would love to show you all the the rest of the photos I took of the card but I can’t. That”s because the recipient hasn’t recieved it yet. Personally, I think its really beautiful. Purple and green. Reminded me so much of Barney actually.

oh, back to market analysis. . . .=(

Me!

Posted in Something we created on February 24, 2009 by jiunnli

Good news people!I think I kind of got my inspiration back. Things have been dormant recently and I haven’t actually got any of my projects done. My materials were all left untouched. No inspiration. Mental block they said. I don’t know. Just couldn’t bring myself to do something ‘creative’at this point. . . . until tonight. . .tah-da!

tah-da! I did a page on myself first

tah-da! I did a page on myself first

Scrapbooking was one hobby I picked up recently. I was introduced to scrapbooking by someone initially when he bought me one whole bag of scrapbooking stuff but I had no idea how and where to start until I went to Australia. There, I met a friend of my sis’ who was really good at scrapbooking and she showed me her collection. Impressive and then on I was hooked!

As I looked around the art and craft stores like Spotlight and Dymock, I was captivated by the extensive range of art materials, equipments and their huge range of papers and embellishments. Haha, In any case, the best part was actually scouting and shopping for the materials than actually sitting down and making them. Btw, Scrapbooking is the making of a scrapbook. A scrapbook is an organized collection of clippings, notes, pictures and other things that has little relevance or no relevance at all =).

This thing I like doing, It has no rules, no boundaries and no borders. You are free to go wherever you want to go. Doesn’t matter where you turn out because anyhow it’ll be pretty and the details that you put in makes the world of difference. Sound very much like the life we yearn for? Why a page on myself? A friend of mine once told me to start loving myself before i love others. how profound =), A cool reminder to myself and all the girls out there =)

Funny how I suddenly feel like doing a lot of things when it’s time for me to leave for KL. . . darn. . .

Our first attempt

Posted in Something we created on February 22, 2009 by jiunnli

Here are some photos I owe you guys. Not that it was such a big deal that we could bake some decent looking cupcakes but evie and I felt it was such a huge achievement seeing we made time and were able to stick to the end of our mission to bake despite how tired we got after running around town buying and sorting out the ingredients. We cannot possibly contain that joy we had so we would love to indulge you a bit in the process of making those red velvet cupcakes of ours.

A lil bit of the red velvet cake history.

James Beard’s 1972 reference, American Cookery describes three kinds of red velvet cake varying in the amounts of shortening and butter used. All of them use red food coloring for the color, but it is mentioned that the reaction of acidic vinegar, baking soda and buttermilk tends to turn the cocoa a reddish brown color. Furthermore, before more alkaline “Dutch Processed” cocoa was widely available, the red color would have been more pronounced. This natural tinting may have been the source for the name “Red Velvet” as well as “Devil’s Food” and a long list of similar names for chocolate cakes.(Wikipedia)

A Red velvet cake is a type of rich and sweet Chocolate Cake which has a distinctive dark red or red-brown color. Common ingredients include buttermilk, butter, shortening, flour, soda powder, and often either beets, or red food coloring. It is most popular in the Southern United States, though known in other regions. The most typical frosting for a red velvet cake is a butter roux icing also known as a cooked flour frosting. Cream cheese, and buttercream frostings are also popular. (Wikipedia)

Yes, I had to admit we are both noobs when it comes to baking. . . This batch of cupcakes was a success except we need to work on how to cream the cupcakes alil bit.

 

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And she still have time to pause and pose =)

And she still had time to pause and pose =)

So intense and full of determination =p. . .

So intense and full of determination =p. . .

Brown on the outside, red in the inside

Brown on the outside, red in the inside

something like tat la. .

something like tat la. .

the cheese frosting makes the whole difference

the cheese frosting makes the whole difference

it was good and we are going to do this again =)

it was good and we are probably going to do this again =)

It was a success!

Posted in Something we created on February 21, 2009 by jiunnli

. . . .another Saturday. . my last one here in sitiawan. . . .

 

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er, that’s pretty lame~ anyway was a bit busy to post up the rest of the photos of what we did one Friday. So Stay tune for more photos! . . .

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. . .