Saturday, April 27, 2013

1 Day Fondant Make & Take workshop

 
Good news Cake Cuisine Dubai's ...1 Day FONDANT MAKE & TAKE Crash Course.... is back :D
 
http://www.facebook.com/IrumzCakeCuisine/

This workshop is equally valuable for beginners & for those who have already worked with fondant and looking for perfection...
 





  All tools and materials will be provided in the class, you will work on ur cake and will take ur creativity home :) Printed recipes of chocolate cake, choco buttercream, classic buttercream, chocolate ganache, white chocolate ganache, marshmellow fondant and perfect homemade fondant will be pr...ovided.

You will learn,
1. Chocolate moist cake.
2. Choco & classic buttercream.
3. Frost a cake.
4. Chocolate Ganache hard & soft.
5. Marshmellow fondant
6. Perfect fondant
7. Cover square & circle cake with fondant in perfect way.
8. Color fondant, & make fondant cutouts.
9. Fondant flowers
10. Gum paste
11. Gum paste Bows.
12. Present Box Cakes. (pic attached)

All students will be decorating their individual cakes in class as per demonstation...

Please note we have only limited seats available for this course. Course will Start on 3rd May, Friday. Timings: 2:30pm - 7pm
Seat will only be reserved on payment. It is a first come first serve process...

Please feel free to contact me at 055 6120585 or email at irum.adnan@gmailcom
 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Love Personalized Graphics

I have a long long long TO DO list... but not getting enough time to start working on it...

My mom in law is coming to visit us in a month and I am super excited, want to do some good changes in my home before her visit... though i am not sure ill be able to do this with my kids + having in mind that we are going to move to a new place in a couple of months..... still confused... well, lets see...

Now a days hubs is on vacations which simply means NO POSSIBILITY of any CRAFTING WORK... so ill start working on my list only after this weekend..

DISTRACTED AGAIN ....... AHHH :)

ok, so today when my kids were sleeping and I got some time to relax and was searching on internet for some graphic sites I came across Widley Tinks it is so kool, thought I should share it. I made this little family graphic using this site.




My Stick Family from WiddlyTinks.com


It is very simple to use, you just have to select the number of your family members, customize graphic, copy html code and paste in your blog... its that simple.

Tip : If you dont want all the links to appear under your grapphic you can always use a print screen option, like this




I also made this one...






These graphics can be used in any sort of any project and its a simple, easy & quick thing.

I will be using them soon... luv it.

have fun
Irum. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

All is well that ends well…

For a long time I wanted to make my kids name initials wall art… M & A to hang on wall

But I couldn’t find wooden alphabets as there is no craft or hobby shop where I live. So I planned to make it with cardboard….

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this is what I did…

1
I typed M & A in word with 900 size.

2
Cut 2 pieces of each alphabets. 

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1. I drew and cut alphabets on cardboard, 2 pieces each.
2. Pasted thick double sided tape on 1 piece.
3. Attached other Alphabet piece on top.
4. Taped well to make shape.

1st Disappointment
5
I wanted to cover it with wool but it was not strong enough and lost shape so I had to think of something else.

2nd Disappointment
6
So I covered it with blue color felt with the help of glue gun. I was still not happy with the result as It had a lot of imperfections….

7
by that time it was already 4:45am so Annoyed I slept with a heavy heart, I had spend so much time on this and the result was not what I was expecting.


M
Next morning when I woke up, hubs suggested me to cover it with wool or add something else, as it was too simple. I wrapped it with wool and it worked perfectly… I will be making the other A very soon.

Things to keep in mind
1. If you want to make it with wool, take a strong material as a base….

2. covering your alphabets with fabric could be a great and much easier option.


I am planning to make my next Alphabet A with card board but in another way… will be back soon.
have fun

Irum.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Flashman cuffs & mask


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I wanted to treat Mohammad, as he got certificate in school for having “Excellent Knowledge about Islam”… He got his certificate in assembly and now it was our turn… he expected a BIG treat from US…. (trust me these cuffs were only the beginning...)


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So I googled and searched on Pinterest & Etsy and got many interesting ideas for boys and planned to make these super hero cuffs.


He loved it…. he was jumping through out the time I was stitching it, whenever I asked him to try the cuff on for size, I got it back after half an hour :)…. He is a hugeeeeee super hero fan…


a1



TUTORIAL

Now the steps…
1









I cut,
- 2 Black cloth Pieces,
- 2 Red felt Pieces
- 2 White felt circles
- 2 orange felt flash signs
- 2 sticking tapes (or whatever you call them)


2
this is how I arranged it.


3
I hand stitched white & orange felt pieces on red felt.


4
Before attaching black cloth to felt, stitched sticking tape to cloth.


5
Stitched black cloth to red felt piece. And Done.


MASK

m1
Now coming to the mask, I drew this mask shape on felt and cut it.


m2
Used a black felt piece for backing.


m3
Stitched them. And sandwiched streching elastic in endings. Later I cut the extra black felt and hot glued flash shape orange felt piece & that’s it.


m4

a1

a4

Enjoy,
Irum.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Crochet Lover...

I Red heart crochet.... though I am just a beginner but all the tempting patterns available on internet make me learn more day by day...

The first time I made crochet booties in 7th grade… as our home economics project. But that’s it, never touched it again. 2 Months back after seeing some really nice crochet patterns on internet I bought all the material and started it again... though I remembered nothing.... but youtube helped me alot..... I learnt all the abbreviations, stitches, advanced stitches, everything from youtube.

I am very easily distracted...

Ok so coming back to the point, I made this really cute crochet bunny hat using this pattern from Girl in air. It came out nice... as per my first trail... BUT I couldn’t get the right pictures... my little one was so not ready to wear it…. Sick smile

After 1 hour of struggle this is what I got...



Earns of my cap were a little smaller than this one but otherwise it came out exactly the same…


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Try it and love it.

Irum.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A quick trip to Global Village....

Last friday after having dinner at our relatives place, we were coming back home at 11pm when I saw GLOBAL VILLAGE.... on its bloom... though it was quite late to enter Global village and we all were too tired but I couldnt resist... & finally (after alot of STRUGGLE:) hubs agreed for a quick trip for MASALA TEA (going to global village for tea... what an excuse... heheheee)

Global village is a festival held in dubai starting in the last months of every year.  A huge area is dedicated for this festival. There are 27 pavillions in Global village from different countries including Pakistan, India, Iran, Africa, Jordan, Egypt etc. And each pavillion offers, varity of stuff for shoping, cultural shows etc...  you can check their website for details.



Few pictures I took...

Getting ready...
Though its never too cold in dubai but it is open area... so its cold for kids...

global village from parking (pure temptation)

I Just love this place... I took this piture from the bridge.

rides


marry go round...



After this picture a female police officer (shurta) came to me and asked me to be careful and dont take pictures of random people. ooppsssss

boat crossing view from the bridge


We wanted to have tea from India Pavillion... we love their MISALA TEA. These are the few Pavillions we crossed on our way to India Pavillion.

Egypt

Egypt pavillion wall

A cafe outside Egypt Pavillion
Last year It took me 2 hours to cover Egypt Pavillion only.... they have got such a nice amazing stuff.... dont want to miss it this time :(


Jordan

This guy was selling green tea in their cultural dress, in front of Jordan Pavillion

Lebanon

Palestine

Yemen

Yemen pavillion entrance.
My kids + hubby were too tired to go in... so we directly went to India Pavillion.

We didnt cross Africa Pavillion otherwise there is no chance that I dont go inside.... It is Fabulous, just fantastic... last year I bought some really kool stuff from there... will upload pics some time.



outer wall of India Pavillian

Outer wall of india pavillian



We directly went to the small cafe... I dont know what is this written but their tea was excellent...

Love these traditional puppets...

Indian lady waiting for customers 

Lady applying Hinnah on a customer's hand for 10DHS


stall lady fully dressed in traditional indian dress

I bought some of these adorable bangles for 5DHS each

Indian cultural dress

Loved this picture, it was displayed on one of the entrance walls

fabric embroided umberallas

EXCITMENT - - - saw a guy selling ballons

THINGS NOT TO MISS
If its your first time to Global Village dont miss these few places...

1. Bundu Khan Stall, for amazing food. They offer amazing pakistani food puri, parathaz, grill etc

2. Africa Pavillian, for some outstanding stuff.... Their cultural masks, amazing hand carved furniture etc.

3. Pakistan Pavillian, for classic fabric... and shoes. Pakistani lawn, cotton is famous world over and really it is awesome.

4. Before visiting check on Global Village website for the schedule of programs (cultural shows of different pavillians).... their cultural shows are worth watching.
I always love going to Global Village... I will be going there again after Muharram.
Oh yeah... we went there last year as well... will try to dig out last years pictures too...

Have fun,
Irum.

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