Gunpowder, Treason & Plot!

Remember, remember the 5th of November! Gunpowder, Treason & Plot!

Enjoy the fireworks tonight everyone! And, at the risk of sounding like my mother, stay safe!!

Spooky Treats - Now Available!

Eeeek! Halloween is on it's way!

And now these spooky treats are available to buy in the Sweet Petite Etsy Shop!

For £14 you can have 5 spooky ghosts and 5 sinister pumpkins gracing your Halloween party! Order today - pick up is free if you're lucky enough to live in Tyne & Wear :D

(Not quite!) Everyday Monster Cookies

Hello there!

I've been having a break from all things sugar but I'm back to it, raring to go for my favourite part of the year....Autumn! Yay! I just love the colours at this time of year, the weather is cooling down (although it never gets too warm in blighty!) and the countdown to Christmas has begun!!! And no, I'm not even sorry I just mentioned the C word haha ;)

Anyway I thought I'd get back into the swing of things and start off with a challenge! Georganne at Lilaloa challenged all cookiers to make monsters out of ordinary everyday cookie cutters so I had to try. However I confess, when she asked everyone to pull out a random cutter I cheated a bit! I did pull out the snowman randomly but I'd been stumped with what to do with the "2000" cutter I was given a while back....Aha! Monster!!!

What do you think?! Why don't you give it a go?  You can link up your creations here!

 Check out more Spooky Treats I've pinned!


Inspired: Shabby Chic Union Jack Biscuits

Well it's over six months since we all made New Year's resolutions. How are you getting on with yours? Yeah same as me! My Danish hasn't really improved, although I have now watched every episode of Borgen which has to count, right? As for the knitting, hasn't really made it out of the bag since January but I have been reading a lot of crafting blogs and thinking about starting to  knit, which has to count, right?! Well they both count in my eyes! Especially when these crafting blogs give you loads of inspiration for biscuits! Result!

I normally get my inspiration from TV (you may have noticed!) and from all the a-mazing cookie and cake blogs I follow, not to mention the odd greetings cards and gift bag. However, since my knitting-block kicked in and the hours spent reading Very Berry Handmade, Knit Me A Cake and Bugs & Fishes among many others I have a million and one ideas in my head!!

And the first is shabby chic! I've always been a fan of this look, and it's just everywhere in the UK in the summer!

So this is my version:

The beauty of this is you can use any colours you like! And here's how I did it:

1. Mark the sections with a food safe pen (if your green runs out half way through, use a red one!) It doesn't have to be perfect:

 2. Fill in section by section, the first one I did was the blue with wet-on-wet white dots:

3. Pink cross:

4. While still wet (be quick!) using Sugarbelle's technique, add some flowers in a slightly darker shade and add the pink lines in between the blue sections:

5. WAIT! I cannot stress this enough! Wait for the above to dry completely (12 hours +) and then add the white. Otherwise you could end up with bleeding colours into the white. It's not exactly smooth and my white icing could've been a little thinner but its the 'quilty' fabric look I was going for here...honest! ;)

So where do you get your crafty inspiration from? Not just sweet treats, do you make cards, draw, knit? Let me know below, especially if you knit! I need help!!!!

Check out these other fab links about inspriation:
Another fabric inspired cookie (Make Me Cake Me)
Christmas card inspired cookies (Haniela's) It's not too early!!!
Inspiration for putting a cookie set together (Cookie Architect via Lilaloa)

 Check out my new pinterest board for even more inspiring fabric.
It's a group board so drop me a line if you'd like to be added!

Mini American Pies!

If you knew me outside of the blogging world, you would know that I love America! I will literally bore you to death on any related subject, but in particular: New York City (my favourite place in the whole world), Texas (my next visit when I've saved the pennies), the weather, the accents, driving, pick up trucks, food, front porches! Once I start you can't shut me up, honestly people have tried!

So I always do something to celebrate the 4th of July (to pretty much pretend I'm back there) and this year I thought I'd try American Pie, but obviously this is Sweet Petite so I give pies!!

I couldn't decide whether to try blueberry or cherry, then it hit me, make both and you'll have Red, White (ish!) and Blue! Pretty cool if I do say so myself!!

I used this recipe from Channel 4 for the cherry pies and for the blueberry pie I used this recipe from the Hungry Mouse. Instead of the full pie I used a cupcake tin and cut fluted circles out, added the filling and then topped the blueberries with stars and cherries with stripes.

OK, so the blue isn't really that blue when they're cooked, and the stripes kind of look like cheese straws but you get the idea!! What do you think? Do any other non-Americans celebrate the 4th of July or is it just me?

My lack of posts recently is due to the fact that I've had quite a few customer orders in recent weeks (yay!) but I have sooooo many ideas that I want to show you all which means that I'll be back very soon, so stay tuned :)

Happy 4th of July if you're celebrating, if you're not.......... Happy FRIDAY!!!

Recent Orders: Nurse/Hospital & Twin Baby Shower Biscuits

Custom biscuits to say thank you to a nursing team, the scrubs are my favourite! (apologies for the terrible phone pic!):

And baby shower favours for a lovely lady expecting twins!

The last one, isn't exactly a customer order, more a donation to my friend's fundraiser as a raffle prize:

Full of busy! I have a Jungle themed cake (Yes cake! Tiered cake!) with some matching biscuits as favours coming soon too! Yikes!