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Game of Thrones Toppers

Game of Thrones Toppers

Having a Game of Thrones theme party? The finale is upon us and I created these easy to print/cut cupcake toppers to use for any event! Print on any card stock letter paper and you can use toothpicks to attach to a cupcake/pastry.

Cupcake Toppers Full Print Sheet

I only created a few family banners, please note I have not and will not make a topper for House Bolton for obvious reasons! For some reason at our party people kept asking where Bolton banner was…yuck!!!

If you do use these I only ask that you don’t claim them, sell them or repost them as your own. These are free for personal use only, please don’t direct link.

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Madeleines- No pan no problem-

Madeleines- No pan no problem-

I’m sure everyone have seen these shell like cakes at any Starbucks and wanted to make them but your first thought is “don’t have the right pan for them”.  Don’t worry no pan no problem! These delicate sponge cakes work with any pan!

Ingredients you will need:

4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, melted

You will need any pan you have (cupcake,heart, snowman… etc.)gg

  • Beat the eggs, salt and sugar together until the batter begins to thicken (about 8 minutes with an electric mixer on low). Toward the end of mixing add in the vanilla. Stir in the flour. Then stir in the melted, cooled butter. Quickly spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan. (Make sure you butter/grease your pan so they will come out more easier) Bake at 375°F till golden brown.
  • Dust them with powdered sugar and there ready to eat!!

I ended up uses a bite sizes brownie  pan that ended up working great but I do want to invest in a Madeline pan <3

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This cute dense cake is perfect for any cup of coffee or tea :9 Hope you guys enjoy this if anyone decides to make them please post pics!!

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katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is a lead pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com

Lemon Posset & Strawberry Jam

Lemon Posset & Strawberry Jam

So Kim found this recipe and wanted me to try making it… Challenge accepted!! ( yes I’ve been watching too much How I met your mother)

What I will be making is an English dessert called Lemon Posset and to jazz it up were going to make homemade vanilla strawberry jam.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups Double cream (Heavy cream)
  • Sugar (2/3 cup Posset) (1 cup jam)
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

Pour the cream and 2/3 of sugar into a sauce pan and slowly boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat

Zest and juice the lemons into the cream mixture and stir well. Pour the cream into ramekins or glasses and allow it to set for at least 4 hours in the fridge.

Halve the vanilla pod and chunk into the pan with the strawberries, a tiny splash of water and the remaining sugar (1 cup) heat to dissolve the sugar and stir the strawberries  a little, then boil for 15 minutes  before transferring to a clean jar allowing to cool in the fridge. Top the set lemon posset with vanilla strawberry jam.

Serve and enjoy

Serves 6

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I really enjoyed this recipe its very nice and refreshing  especially  during the summer!! If y’all try this recipe please show pics!! Enjoy!  ~Kat~

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katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is a lead pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com