Ruth from Makey-Cakey decided to host a birthday surprise ingredient swap to distract from her 30th birthday this year. The idea is simple - bloggers get randomly paired up and we each have to post an ingredient of a cakey nature, bake then blog about it. She will be doing a round up on her birthday which is on the 23rd July 2012. Happy Birthday Ruth!
I was paired with Lou from Please Do Not Feed The Animals. We exchanged a few emails to discuss allergies etc and she very kindly sent me my ingredient promptly as I wanted to make it before I left for my holidays. I got a lovely parcel in the post which had this beautiful card and my surprise ingredient - popping corn.
|I LOVE this card!! How cute is that? Thank you so much Lou!!! :)|
|My surprise ingredient - popping corn|
|The first kernels popping!|
I've included a little video if you want to watch the corn popping process - I felt like a little kid, I was mesmerized!!
|Freshly popped corn - smells amazing!|
|Add in nuts and dried cranberries|
|And a sprinkling of cinnamon|
|Melt some white chocolate with a few mini marshmallows thrown in for extra "stickiness"|
|Leave to set in a muffin tray|
|'Christmassy' Popcorn Rocks!|
|I bought this ribbon which says "With Love" from Hobbycraft.|
Happy Birthday Ruth!