Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Maltesers Cheesecake!

Morning campers, I hope that you all have lots of lovely things planned for this sunny, but chilly Tuesday! I am crafting this morning then off to work later! I am still playing catch up and I just had to show you my latest cheesecake, made using lots and lots of Maltesers! The good thing about this recipe is that there are not many calories as Maltesers are mostly air aren't they! Sorry for the poor quality pics, it was so so delicious though! Here is the recipe: Ingredients


100g digestive biscuits 200g Maltesers 125g melted butter plus extra for buttering the mould


800g cream cheese 200ml sour cream 200g icing sugar Couple of drops of vanilla extract 100ml double cream 150g roughly crushed Maltesers+ extra whole ones to decorated the top if desired. 1x8inch spring form pan. Butter the mould with melted butter.


Base: Whizz the base ingredients in a blender until they are like fine breadcrumbs. Pour this crumb mixture into a bowl and add the melted butter. Mix everything together then tip into the spring form pan. Press it down so it is level and compact with the back of a large spoon then put the tin in the fridge for a good 30 minutes to firm up.

Topping: Put the cream cheese, sour cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat together until combined. In another bowl whisk the double cream until to a medium peak. Pour the whipped cream in a bowl with the cream cheese, sour cream, icing sugar and vanilla and fold gently together. Add the crushed Maltesers and fold to combine.

Assemble: Take the tin containing the biscuit base from the fridge and tip the creamy mixture over the top of it. Spread it around to level and then bang the tin a couple of times on the work surface to make sure it touches the base mixture evenly and there are no gaps.

Place in the fridge for an hour or two to set. Once ready to serve, remove from the fridge and press the maltesers in to the topping if using.

Cut and serve.

Let me know if you give it a go....................

Be back tomorrow with some more Critmus cards!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Creative Cardmaking - Watercolouring Article

Morning everyone, ohhhhhhh it is super chilly here in Sussex this morning I have an early start the off to finish off the Christmas shopping! I am very organised this year!
Today I would like to share my last months article on watercolour pencils that was featured in Creative Cardmaking:
Here is a close up of the cards, I have used Crate Paper and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I think the colours work really well with the puddy cat and hedgehog.
The greeting has been done with a little peel off, I love these little greeting ones.
I hope that you like them, I will be back tomorrow to share a super nummy Maltesers cheesecake! See you then. x

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Happy Halloween! Cupcakes, Costumes & Scary Pumpkins!

WOW thank you so so much for all of your lovely comments, they really warmed my heart. I sometimes forget how wonderful my crafty friends are!

Yes I know I am so so so so late but as you know I have a lot of catching up to do so I wanted to share with you my Halloween. This is the pumpkin that Mr Wonka carved (he took it very seriously as you can tell!)
It's cool though isn't it, he has set his sights even higher for next year.......

This is Kyle and Molly all dressed up and ready to go! Spooky aren't they!

Finally Halloween wouldn't have been Halloween without cupcakes, here are my spooky creations:
They were chocolate sponge with orange frosting and tasted FAB!

I have got a busy busy day today and will be back tomorrow with some cards

See you then!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

My name is Mrs Wonka and I have been a bad blogger!

That's the confession out of the way, I am writing this in the hope that I do actually still have some followers.........

I am so sorry that I have been missing in action for so long, as you know Gramps passed and life has taken over ever since! I have been very very busy craft wise and every other spare moment I have spent with Mr Wonka and my family. Things are finally getting back to normal so I thought I had better get blogging again!!!!

I have so much to share with you, Halloween, cupcakes, new commissions and most importantly lots of crafty show and tells.

Firstly I am so excited to tell you that I am now working with Crafts Beautiful I was first featured in November in their Easy Christmas cards supplement and am also featured in Decembers which I will show and tell soon.

Here is the supplement:

I got two on the cover!!!!!! YIPEEEEEE (So easily pleased!)

Using one of my favorite Christmas ranges by My Minds eye and their die cut elements.
Using one of my fave Penny Black stamps and the best Christmas paper of all time by Doodlebug.
and lastly an SU creation using the "Tree trimmings" and my favorite colour combination, Real Red, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip!

I had better scoot as I am off to work in a minute and can't be late to open the post office! Then this afternoon I have an article for Papercraft Inspirations to finish then an evening with Mr Wonka & Mr Cowell! By golly I do love the X-Factor.

I promise to be back soon, If I do have any followers left, thank you for your patience!