Chocolate Chiffon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Happy 1rst Birthday!)

IMG_6119It’s been ages since I’ve bothered too deeply with the more decorative aspects of baking – food colouring and sprinkles, fancy piping tips, cake toppers, (frosting as a whole), that stuff.  NOT because I don’t find it twee and amazing and honestly I’m a bright colours person… I was just frugal.  Enjoyed my natural looking food (grown-ass adult baking heyo). Continue reading

DIY Baby Food (smooth brew for new dudes)

16178904_1302636693130308_3459552971917825866_oAaah baby purées, those swirly, smooth, colour-crazy nutrition paints.  My tiny guy eats so well, and has been down so many avenues of flavour already, he’s all like, “not just crackers for me today, mom, what’s that new stuff?”  Granted, not so much with his mono-syllabic commentary, but with his gooey cheek-spattered grins he says it.  (I know this; we have a rapport). Continue reading