Monday, 5 July 2010

Challenges

Well, at last the new Shimelle class has begun! While we wait for the first 'proper' prompt later today, she had posted two challenges on the forum. One for a photo that makes you smile and one to be taken there and then. Within 5 mins of seeing the challenge.
Hmm. What to take? I look a fright having had to drop my car off at the garage for its MOT this morning which meant at the end of work I had to walk to pick it up in 30 degrees of sunshine. So with minimal make up, windswept hair and a general air of post-work-stress disorder - I clearly wasn't a candidate for a close up. My daughter was home, but on her way out for a girly pamper afternoon at her friend's house. No make up, hair scraped back. I didn't even bother asking!
But tomorrow is the day that the secretaries at school have to take cakes to sell for charity in the staff room. A perfect opportunity to try a new recipe from my new Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. Chocolate muffins with white chocolate chips. They sounded wonderful. So I quickly gathered book and ingredients together, said 'smile' and voila! A photo within 5 minutes. So if anyone wants to see a 'before' photo, go look on the Shimelle forum. But if you just want to cut to the 'after' - here's how they turned out ...

I don't know about you, but I think it's only right that I sample one .... ;-) Anybody care to join me?

9 comments:

Sian said...

Oh, yes please :) I've heard great things about that book..and these certainly look delicious.

Deb said...

Well, I would never take goodies to an event without taste testing them first!

I looked in Shimelle's forum earlier and didn't see the challenges...I suppose I should go back and have a look!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Go for it! I also did the 5 minute challenge this morning - it was hard!
LOL!
Rinda

jennifer said...

Oooh they look scrummy yummy!

Rachel B said...

Ooh yes please, they do look rather scrummy!!!!

Rachel said...

They look delicious.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'd love one too!! They look & sound utterly delicious!! See you in the forum!

Amy said...

Especially after post-work-stress-disorder!
I'll be posting on the forum when I get back home - so many great photos and stories over there :-)

humel said...

Me me me!! Clever you, a photo in 5 minutes AND it made me smile - two challenges in one! xx