Wild lions I have known

So after a cupcake-free month, filled instead with determined Monanimal sewing, I have been asked to make African animal cupcakes for a christening… they left me with  loads of room for colours, and these are probably the brightest christening sweets I’ve ever seen! Why not! Who said babies could only like pale blues or pinks anyway!

This is the first layered cake I’ve done in a VERY long time, and I was really happy to see that it actually looked FINE! I’m not a fan of covering cakes with fondant icing, but it came out alright all the same. Cupcakes are still THE BEST

June 22, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Naruto cupcakes!!

Simple vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing!

These characters and the “Naruto” logo are COPYRIGHT(c)MASASHI KISHIMOTO… Thanks to him  for such an epic, funny, sad, action-filled, entertaining anime!

May 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Sweeties, Uncategorized. 8 comments.

Monanimals for sale

Sadly I have to say goodbye to my little creations T-T But there’s no fear in selling them to make them the happy, loving belongings of someone who loves them! More are on their way! One’s with sewn-in, battery-free speakers for mp3 players, ipods etc, crazy hair clip monanimals and many others to tickle your fancy. Each one is one of a kind and wants to be yours!

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March 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Pillow monster and little October the Quadropus

October likes walks in the rain, human hands and cute cuttlefish (even though her parents discouraged  interaction with different species) Due to excess of lead and radiation in her residual waters, October was born with only four tentacles… creating the new species of quadropus. Having high expectations for their beloved but deformed child, they named her October, believing that there was power within a name…

* Due to pigmentoctotitis – colour blindness mutated into skin pigment staining, probably caused by the radiation – one cannot tell what mood she’s in by her colour changes, but rather, let us say, she is doomed to permanently wear her emotions on her sleeve.

Needless to say, she has quite the temper when unexpected things turn over.

Growing up as the only quadropus known to all species, October had a difficult time fitting in amongst the other octopus babies. They teased her mercilessly and excluded her from all popular activities. This left the poor sea farer without any hope of becoming what she had all her life desired to be… An Anti-sushi chef!

After years of ignoring her parents annoyingly gentle nudging towards working in the film room of a cinema -where no one would ever really notice an octopus short of 4 legs – October decided to leave home and join M.U.K.C – Monanimal United Kitchen Club… proudly donning their trusty slogan of “Just because we don’t look it, doesn’t mean we can’t cook it”

Activities ranged from creating culinary masterpieces with ingredients brought in by the Smorgasbord of species within the monanimal genre, to sports including one-to-twenty-armed-archery, anything-that-can-grip-wrestling, and the importance and drama of grand entrance making.

It was in this new home where October felt alive and free, and where she chanced to fall in love… with the Pillow Monster, Ribs.

Though uncertain of its gender, October could not subdue the infatuation she had for Ribs.  Like a magnet to metal she found herself drawn constantly to the comfortable little groove between its ears, or tooth roots (to those who were convinced that Ribs was in fact a mutated tooth). The two were inseparable and it is still assumed that they will be together for ever… maybe even the proud Monanimal parents of baby Quadromolars.



October likes walks in the rain, human hands and cute cuttlefish (even though her parents disadvised interaction with different species) Due to excess of lead and radiation in her residual waters, October was born with only four tentacles… creating the new species of quadropus. Having high expectations for their beloved but deformed child, they named her October, believing that there was power within a name…



* Due to pigmentoctotitis – colour blindness mutated into skin pigment staining, probably caused by the radiation – one cannot tell what mood she’s in by her colour changes, but rather, let us say, she is doomed to permanently wear her emotions on her sleeve.

Needless to say, she has quite the temper when unexpected things turn over.

Growing up as the only quadropus known to all species, October had a difficult time fitting in amongst the other octopus babies. They teased her mercilessly and excluded her from all popular activities. This left the poor sea farer without any hope of  becoming what she had all her life desired to be… An Anti-sushi chef!

After years of ignoring her parents annoyingly gentle nudging towards working in the film room of a cinema -where no one would ever really notice an octopus short of 4 legs – October decided to leave home and join M.U.K.C – Monanimal United Kitchen Club… proudly donning their trusty slogan of “Just because we don’t look it, doesn’t mean we can’t cook it”

Activities ranged from creating culinary masterpieces with ingredients brought in by the Smorgasbord of species within the monanimal genre, to sports including one-to-twenty-armed-acrchery, anything-that-can-grip-wrestling, and the the importance and drama of grand entrance making.

It was in this new home where October felt alive and free, and where she chanced to fall in love… with the Pillow Monster, Ribs.

Though uncertain of it’s gender, October could not subdue the infatuation she had for Ribs.  Like a magnet to metal she found herself drawn constantly to the comfortable little groove between its ears, or tooth roots (to those who were convinced that Ribs was in fact a mutated tooth). The two were inseparable and it is still asumed that they will be together for ever… maybe even the proud Monanimal parents of baby Quadromolars.

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March 9, 2010. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Sugary bliss and anime appreciation <3

Another birthday has made way for yet another awesome day of character sculpting and cake making! Inspiration for this theme goes to the Japanese anime classic “My neighbour Totoro” created and produced by Studio Ghibli ❤

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I wish I would  try  to stay in one place long enough to make hundreds of colourful delights! this, but travelling…. *sigh* Travelling is just so awesome. can someone invent a backpack oven for me please!!!

Yeah… I don’t really feel like writing much at the moment… weather…. is…. so …. hot… *dies

Merry Christmas fellow sweet lovers

December 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Sweeties. 2 comments.

Let’s grace the cobbled walkways <3

Pretty Munchen <3

One day I will walk across all the lands, each step a sip from the cup of culture, each glance a memory painted on my heart. I have no need for the pictures on the sidewalks, my charicature artistically and somewhat offensively portrayed on the canvas of a skilled travelling artist. Instead let’s endevour to enjoy pleasant jabbering of the middle aged Italian hairdresser, overjoyed to have another client to tell her story to, even if it might not really be understood. A night of point-and-shoot conversations to see which word might be understood by the other, always followed by overjoyed “Ah ha’s”, head nodding and laughing at the moment of understanding!

SDC12785Let’s walk along the cobbled streets of Florence, risking our lives in the simple task of crossing the road, or casually stroll into the backdrop of a stranger’s photograph, smiling your biggest, cheekiest smile as you sneak past. Relaxing with a strong but delicious cappucino at the foot of an ancient monument… giggling at the abundance of tourists – and their interaction with these new surroundings – even though we are tourists too.

Heading back to the hostel proves an adventure every time thanks to the uselessness of the pedestrian crossings and the arrival into the long passageways with their old convent ambience. Simple bedroom decor with a view of the Seven Saints cathedral sends it’s greeting at every glance outside of the bedroom window, along with a soft breeze of chilly Autumn air.

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IMG_0915Travelling is fun

November 15, 2009. Far away lands, Fun times, New things. 2 comments.

Forest love and contemplations <3

wooden trailsThere’s something about parks and forests…

I don’t know what it is, but I am in love with them.

Come to Northern Ireland for some forest lover’s eye candy!

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Pretty bells amidst the trees

in harmony they ring

to send their thanks to heavens high

and glorify the King.

walking in my own shadow

loved with rain

And just so that this wasn’t just a bunch of random pictures… here’s something for the soul to consider!

Matthew chapter 11 verse 28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus loves you! And no matter what you’ve done, how bad you think you are, He will love and forgive you if you believe and give your heart to Him!

John Chapter 3 verse 16

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

* * *

Yes, that means that HE loved YOU so much that he sent a part of Himself down in the form of His son to die…. yes DIE for us. So that we could be saved from our sins! (but even more insane sounding is that He did this knowing each of us before we were even born! Knowing every sin we would ever commit. And still He has given us the chance to be forgiven and loved with an unconditional love thank’s to HIS sacrifice!

So yes Jesus DOES love you, even if you try to hide the thought of him away, He will stand there besides you, waiting for you to need Him and to realise that HE IS GOD!

ps… God keeps His promises!


September 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Time for a change <3

Well after four… no, make that five years of having crazy wild and long hair, I finally decided that it must be part of the reason (besides gravity’s help) behind my lack of height… aka, shortness!

So “here comes the the candle to light you to bed… here comes the chopper to *chip chop chip chop chip chop*

THE LAST MAN’S …. Hair? ^^

Same hairstyle as above just a little windswept!

*happy sounds

August 24, 2009. Tags: , , , . Fun times, New things. Leave a comment.

Death of a Dream

Our silent trees amidst the breeze
Have lost their ancient voice
Where rivers freeze the dying leaves
We hide for lack of choice

We dream of skies to hear our cries
To ward away deceit
Alas thine lies are our demise
Now thy’ll suffer our defeat

Some years gone by, the river’s dry
Thine children all grown old
They write their tears for all the years
Thee left them in the cold

And still the trees be dead in breeze
For no one seeks to know
That for the leaves to live and tease
They’ll need the fae to grow

But to this day I fear to say
Of we they have heard none
Instead they play some lands away
With lives and loaded guns

July 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Poetry. Leave a comment.

Sweeties

ケーキはおいしいです!<3 ❤ ❤

It’s time for tea!

Nothing better than something deliciously sweet… and cute of course!

I made these cakes throughout 2007 for family and friends -ancient, I know – but as soon as I get back to my pretty home lands I’ll get right back to work on sculpting some more!

Iitadakimasu!

July 8, 2009. Sweeties, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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