Saturday, 9 February 2013

My favourite cereals and cupcake heaven.

I'm finally finding time for some sketching
albeit a very quick sketch.

"What's in the pantry?"

Pencil-free sketch in A5 Holcroft sketch diary using
BIC biros, PITT pens and Derwent watercolour pencils.

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Now I am off to bake some delicious vegan Coconut Heaven cupcakes.
I made a double batch a couple of weeks ago
'cos they are THAT good!
Needless to say, they didn't last long at all.

I used the recipe from this book

34 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes make my mouth water! :) Great sketch of the cereal box!

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    1. The vegan cupcakes are always a hit when I make them. :)

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  2. I love porridge in winter and now I'm eating specail K..I like the way I have my initial on the box! (lol) have a great weekend Serena!

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    1. LOL re. your initial on the special 'K'. I'm a huge porridge fan too. :)

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  3. well, now I want some mini wheats, and that's cruel as I can;t have gluten!! Hehehe, your painting is fantastic, so colourful. Love it, those cupcakes look fab, enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Jenn

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    1. Sorry for teasing, Jenn. hehe Thanks for the compliments. :)

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  4. Haven't seen that cereal before -- of course, regular shredded wheat we have. I don't buy the frosted ones because it's just filled with extra stuff that is so unnecessary. When I buy cereal, I look for a very short ingredient list and less than 10 grams of sugar. My favorites are Cheerios and Special K (which I top with dried cranberries or frozen blueberries, walnuts or pecans, cinnamon -- very yummy! Oatmeal is another favorite, topped with the same sort of extras. :) Your drawing is fantastic. Mmmm-mmmm those cupcakes sound delightful. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. :) I'm not sure if we can get the plain shredded wheat any more but the mini-wheats were recommended to Bradley by his dietician. The fruit paste in mini-wheats is made up of sultanas, dates, blackcurrant and pear juice. It doesn't have added sugar and shows 6.4 grams of sugar (from the fruits) per serve. I don't think I've ever tried Special K as I'm not a huge cereal fan, however, with Krissie mentioning it too, I may well give it a go. LOVE English-style porridge!

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  5. Your mini wheats watercolor is flawless, and your cupcakes look mouthwatering. Blessings!

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  6. Wow, what a terrific sketch Serena! How I wish I knew how to sketch. Do they have classes for your type of sketching. There are so many great artists in blogland that sketch so great and you are one of them. I love oatmeal, cream of wheat, rather than cereal. Great job and those cupcakes look delish. Have a great day, and hope you are doing well. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Gloria. Yes, I'm sure there are online classes that would help. Alisa Burke has some great beginner classes. Her Sketchbook Delight classes are wonderful to get you started.

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  7. Wow, Serena! If these challenges I'm participating in help me become 1/2 the artist you are I'd be thrilled. Nice job with that cereal box...and I love your lettering. Great work!

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    1. Awwwww....thanks, Ileana. You are already a talented artist so don't sell yourself short. xx

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  8. I love porridge and soya milk too, and I love your vegan cupcakes! I'm going to search the book, it looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Morag. The same author has a recipe book solely for Vegan Cupcakes. I have it too and it's called - Vegan Cupcakes take over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Enjoy!

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  9. Fabulous colours you've created there Serena. I do like cereal but porridge is my favourite breakfast, so warming & satisfying :0) Mo

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    1. Thanks, Mo. Yep, porridge is definitely high on my list when it comes to favourite breakfasts. :)

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  10. I used to eat Mini Wheats, too, though I've never seen black current ones. They sound delicious. A little too delicious, I'm afraid. Love the color scheme, though.

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    1. Thanks, Aranthe. The mini-wheats are a fairly healthy option as long as no extra sugar was added.

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  11. those cupcakes look great, wouldn't have thought they were vegan :) great sketch too, I'm not a cereal person either, but thats mostly because I'm not usually up until noon :p

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I can't imagine sleeping in until noon. I'm up with the birds. lol

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  12. My youngest is hooked on mini wheats, at least they are healthy. Your colours are gorgeous and the writing is perfect. Fabulous as always.
    Von.

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    1. Yes, they are, Von. Thanks for the compliments. xx

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  13. I love Mini Wheats and i love this painted sketch!!! Those cupcakes sound pretty yummy tOO!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, and yes, the cupcakes were delicious! Unfortunately, even a double batch doesn't last long in this house. ;)

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  14. Another fabulous sketch. Almost looks like a photograph but an artistic one! The cupcakes-yum..coconut is my all time favorite. Love seeing your creativity.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I'm a huge coconut fan too. :)

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  15. Your sketching always amazes me... what a fabulous illustration. And i LOVE those mini wheats too!
    Those cupcakes look so yummy too. (coconut - another one of my favorites!) So nice to catch up here.
    Looks like you've been busy. Hope you've been well...xox

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    1. Thanks so much, Pauline! Yes, I've been very busy and now my eyes are playing up so not sure how much time I'll be able to spend online until I see the Optometrist. Wish me luck. xx

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  16. Great drawing and beautiful fresh color. I love cocnut, but have only had one or two things that are gluten free and they tasted really good but different texture. Do you use rice flour? That would be nice and light!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria. :) Vegans do not consume, or use, any animals products or their by-products such as dairy and eggs. So wheat products are fine and, for these cup-cakes, I just used regular flour. :)

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