Cupcakes are boring? Myth busted!!!!

For the love of disproving THAT theory, cupcakes are in fact not boring at all! These cupcake toppers were a win for the birthday boy :)… and they were oodles of fun to make.

Jamie and Adam perched on top of some decadent fudge-like Vanilla cupcakes.

By Ginger Pops

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June 29, 2013. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The sweet things in life

Another month of a baking rush only this time, instead of the seething rays of the sun beating down upon my makeshift workshop,  this month has seen my doors fighting to stand strong against billions of buckets worth of rain.

Initially, when I started Ginger Pops ( my cupcake business), I’d thought to keep it simple and only offer elaborately decorated, dessert -like cupcakes, but now, thanks to the confidence of friends and a “word of mouth” advertising frenzy, I have all sorts of requests that I can’t bring myself to turn down. I’m not one to say I’m unable to do something without at least trying and practising to first. So it’s a cake adventure to recreate anything and everything in edible form.

This has however been the cause of my new somewhat hermit life in my workshop, with a lot less time to travel for the time being…

soon I will get back into seeing the world, on a more part time basis of course, and then I shall take my crazy cupcake ideas along with me!

A Victorian tea


May 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Cupcakes, Sweeties. 2 comments.

Have a Heart for Japan

Japan’s in trouble and is working through a pile of disasters… There’s been a great response, world wide, of fundraisers and donations being raised and sent to offer relief to those without homes, food and water, and to aid in the rescue missions which are still happening as I write this.

As for the Nuclear reactors, I think all we can do from this side is pray that the problem can be can be sorted out before any more disasters fall on the Japanese community.

Even though I’m nowhere near that side of the world, I feel really thankful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice their time, sleep and even lives in working to help people.

All doctors, medical assistants and people outside of the disaster areas sending food and blankets etc to the earthquake and tsunami hit areas.

The leaders of Japan that have not slept in days.

The people in the disaster hit areas that have been so helpful and considerate towards each other.

The firefighters, pilots and rescue crews from around the world that have come to give helping hand!

AND especially…. all the people working to solve the nuclear reactor problem, risking their lives to save Japan. You guys are heroes and I pray for your safety and success!

Everyone that has offered help to Japan in one way or another, thank you!

みんあさんありがとうございます

I’m not from Japan, or Japanese, but it is such an encouragement to see a community of people so willing to help each other in bad times, and to see countries do the same.

Take care Japan! Good luck and our thoughts are with you!

Lots of love

from

Rebecca Lilley

 

 

 

 

If you’re living in Port Elizabeth, SA, and you want to contribute to the Red Cross Japan but aren’t sure how,

contact me via the  “Ginger Pops” group on facebook.

Ginger Pops will be selling “Have a Heart for Japan” cupcakes for 2 weeks and all the profits will be sent to Japan!

 

 

Japan’s in trouble and is working through a pile of disasters… There’s been a great response, world wide, of fundraisers and donations being raised and sent to offer relief to those without homes, food and water, and to aid in the rescue missions which are still happening as I write this.

As for the Nuclear reactors, I think all we can do from this side is pray that the problem can be can be sorted out before any more disasters fall on the people of Japan.

Even though I’m nowhere near that side of the world, I feel really thankful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice their time, sleep and even lives in working to help people.

All doctors and medical assistants and people outside of the disaster areas sending food and blankets etc to the earthquake and tsunami hit areas.

The leaders of Japan that have not slept in days.

The people in the disaster hit area that have been so helpful and considerate towards each other.

The firefighters, pilots and recue crews from around the world that have come to give helping hand!

AND especially…. all the people working to solve the nuclear reactor problem, risking their lives to save Japan. You guys are heroes and I pray for your safety and success!

Everyone that has offered help to Japan in one way or another, thank you!

みんあさんありがとうございます!

I’m not from Japan, or Japanese, but it is such an encouragement to see a community of people so willing to help each other in bad times, and to see countries do the same.

Take care Japan! Good luck and our thoughts are with you!

Lots of love

from

Rebecca Lilley

Port Elizabeth

South Africa

March 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Far away lands. 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.

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.