Stationery

New Pens!

9:36 PM

Not many people know that I am a bit particular with my stationery supplies. I love a good bit of stationery and when I discovered Marvy's Le Pen collection, I was immediately hooked.

They have quite a variety of colours and it's perfect for colour coding notes. These are thin felt tip pens and write quite smooth. One of the pens I have, the light blue one have been through quite a journey, meaning, someone had borrowed it, used it to doodle and almost ran away with it.

Unlike the Staedler pens, Le Pen doesn't hold up quite as well and the pen itself is quite thin that it makes it hard to get a good grip to write. Other than that, it's a good pen and the colours are vibrant.



Food

Cupcake Takes The Cake

9:21 PM

Cupcakes! It's been the craze for the last couple of years and although I know some people who have gotten on the cupcake bandwagon and selling them for a profit, I strictly stay on baking for fun arena.

I'm testing out a new recipe, Khalua & Dark Chocolate Mocha cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. I will update if the cupcakes turned out and the overall verdict.

I made about a two dozen cupcakes to bring to a crab feed we're attending.


They look fine and when I touched the top, they seemed bouncy and light, not at all dense. So off I went and frosted the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and sprinkled some Wilton candy bits on top.



Update: I was going to post the recipe after coming back from the crab feed. My family loved the cupcakes, the chocolate, Khalua, and the mocha flavors came through and the cream cheese frosting complemented the flavours. Unfortunately, the initial "bounce test" proved wrong. The cupcakes were  quite dense. So until I perfect this cupcake, I'm not going to share the recipe.




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