Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring has sprung!

Having spent two back to back weekends away teaching I find it always takes a few days to get back to normal... Whatever normal may be! I'd still not finished unpacking all my teaching stuff from the weekend before I was packing another bag ready for class on Tuesday. As it was the last class this term there were some treats too...


It has become something of a tradition that I bring cake at the end of term, so these little Easter cupcakes seemed to fit nicely with our end of term project... Little quirky spring birds.


These were some of the birds finished by my students yesterday. 
 
 
Today I've still not unpacked those bags but managed to spend a few hours pottering in the garden doing some much needed tidying up out there instead.  Much nicer tidying in the garden than in the house! And despite the threat of a cold wet weekend to come there is a feeling of spring in the air.
 

I think the little birds look quite at home in amongst the spring blossom!


As I've ended up making a few of these I thought I could give one away. Leave me a comment by Sunday and one of these little chaps could be flying your way in time for Easter.

20 comments:

  1. So I have to comment now. Would love one of your beautiful birds. Trying to persuade my daughter here, that Easter fairy cakes are infinitely better than those horrid things made with Shredded Wheat.

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  2. Lots of signs of spring to be found around your place, Gina.

    I'll bet that those cupcakes disappeared very quickly!

    The birds are great spring messengers! I wonder what any of your local garden birds made of seeing these little fellow on their turf? I think they are adorable with the tiny blue flowers as background accents. Somehow that final photo combines very sweetly with the tiers of cupcakes in the first photo.

    xo

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  3. Those birds look such fun. Pity the cupcakes wouldn't travel as well :D Guess I will just have to get baking then.

    Have a lovely Easter

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  4. Fabulous cake and birds!! I hope that you can enjoy some peaceful time at home! xx

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  5. I think those fun birds look quite autumn like too (which is what it is here), love those cup cakes.

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  6. I have to agree Gina, tidying in the garden is much more preferable to tidying inside!! Your pots are so pretty, I love those little purple primula!
    Your birds are gorgeous, just perfect to hang on an Easter tree. Great cakes too but aren't they always. ;)
    V x

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  7. These happy birds are very nice. If you ever decide to share the pattern, I would be first in the queue. In the meantime, I shall be hoping to be the winner for one that you made.
    Your cupcakes reminded me that it is time for break. xx

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  8. The look wonderful! And the birds are pretty too x

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  9. Those little birds are gorgeous and would add a touch of colour and whimsy to any setting. The cupcakes are just right for Easter celebrations and I hope you have a relaxing Easter weekend.

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  10. Those little birds are just cute as can be! And the cupcakes! Yum Yum YUM!!!

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  11. I was going to comment anyway as soon as I saw those delicious cupcakes! I think I may have to make some myself! The birds are beautiful, a lovely symbol of Spring xx

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  12. SIX egss on a cupcake- very generous! Your birds are lovely and your spring pots are gorgeous. This is definitely the right time of year to be ignoring the house and blowing away the cobwebs in the fresh air. xxx

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  13. Your fairy cakes are beautiful, as are the birds, particularly the one with tail feathers.

    Shall you get a chance to relax soon?

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  14. Those birds are so sweet. And the cakes....I've got serious cake-envy right now!!!

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  15. It is lovely to see all the blossom and some green leaves unfurling.

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  16. Again you put me to shame. Too cold and wet for me to work in the garden yet. Love the birds from your students and how lucky are they to get cake too x

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  17. Oh, yummy cupcakes! Happy spring!

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  18. I love the easter cupcakes, they look yummy!the birds are so cutexx

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  19. Love the birds, perhaps you could do a tutorial for those that aren't lucky enough to win? Do love all your cakes too, I'm banned from baking at the moment as hubby is on a diet...and he can't resist cake if it's there.

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  20. Oops should have said the students work is fabulous too - just wish I could get on a class with you.

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