This blog post is well overdue but I am a strong believer in ‘better late than never’ so there you go. I am proud to be part of the team of Gibraltar’s new online magazine ‘Mum on the Rock‘ and, you guys, I have the BEST title in the world: Baker Extraordinaire!
The first issue came out in the beginning of September and I produced National Day inspired Rice Krispies cake pops, you can find the recipe here. If all goes well, every month you will be able to read another exciting article written by yours truly!
I have been extremely excited about this project and this is the place to thank Polly who is behind ‘Mum on the Rock’ and who so warmly encouraged me after the revival of ‘Cupcakes & Unicorns’. At the time we were just fellow bloggers who followed each other on Twitter and it was great for me to receive such posotive feedback from someone who isn’t a close friend or family! She gave me the confidence I needed to believe a little more in myself and what I do. And this is a debt not easy to repay but thank you for everything, Polly! Thank you for your encouragement and for giving me the chance to be part of this amazing team of ‘Mum on the Rock’. Looking forward to what the future has in stock!
For a second year in a row, a few local businesses organised a 4th of July party in Gibraltar. And for a second year in a row, Cupcakes & Unicorns had a small dessert stall. Picture plenty of oreos, marshmallows, brownies, NYC style cheesecake. Luckily, this year I was able to spend less time on decorations (since I managed to recycle some from last year, plus the awesome Whitney and Alan just came back from a US trip and brought some fantastic goodies, including my little top hat) and more time on baking. This is what it looked like:
I loved my tiny top hat!
We had following desserts for sale:
– Sugar cookies with a royal icing flad drawn on each
– Lush fudgy chocolate brownie (which also came in a) gluten-free and b) egg- and dairy-free version)
– Vanilla and oreo cake pops
– Red and blue whoopie pies
– NYC style oreo cheesecake (oreo base, as well as crushed oreos in the actual cheesecake)
– Boozy cupcakes (Guinness chocolate cake with Kahlua mascarpone frosting)
– Funky marshmallow skewers
Here are a few more pictures from the stall:
Cake pops, cheesecake and whoopie pies
Cookies and cake pops
Brownies and cupcakes
One brownie slice, please!
Unfortunately, it turned out the Miss Gibraltar 2015 beauty pageant appealed more to the local audience so not a lot of people came to the event. It was still good fun though, and the local Nazareth House received a donation of brownies, cookies and whoopie pies to give out to the less fortunate amongst ones. Also, mine and G’s colleagues and friends did not mind devouring any left overs.
Here’s to you, America. Hope you all there across the pond had a lovely 4th of July weekend.