These are the best carrot cake cupcakes I’ve ever had! 😀 Moist and flavorful with grated carrots and ground almonds. They’re perfect for Easter or anytime! The carrot cupcakes are topped with lemon icing and edible grass, and decorated with homemade naturally colored marzipan carrots! Continue reading Carrot Cupcakes With DIY Edible Grass
I made naturally colored marzipan carrots as decoration for carrot cupcakes. The recipe dates back to the 1920s! I think the color of the marzipan carrots is great. Don’t they look almost real? 😀 Continue reading Old-Fashioned Naturally Colored Marzipan Carrots
For the HFF2 challenge 24 – Redo! I made the Edwardian Strawberry Custard Pie again. Last time the cake didn’t turn out as planned: the custard was too runny, the pie too sweet, and I had made too much shortcrust pastry. So I made some adjustment to the recipe. Continue reading Strawberry Custard Pie – Historical Food Fortnightly Challenge #24 – Redo!
Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of 1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint
A black (artificial) silk dress is suibable for afternoon wear, but it’s also suitable for the office. For my black dress I used black cellulose acetate fabric, which was called celanese in the 20s (1926 celanese dress). Continue reading 1920s Black Artificial Silk Dress
That’s my mid-to-late 1920s white lace afternoon dress. Continue reading 1920s White Lace Afternoon Dress
I thought Spanische Windtorte would be perfect for challenge 15 – Smell, Sight, Sound, Touch of the Historical Food Fortnightly. Spanische Windtorte (spanish wind cake) is a meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Continue reading Victorian Spanische Windtorte Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly
In the 1920s, the hem of sheer and lightweight dresses were often finished with a picot hem. But unless you’re lucky and own an antique hemstitching machine, you’ll need an alternative. So, in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sew an imitation 1920s picot hem. Continue reading 1920s Imitation Picot Hem – Tutorial
Today I finished my 1920s style beaded dance purse. Continue reading 1920s Beaded Dance Bag
In the 1920s, the hem of sheer and lightweight dresses were often finished with a picot hem. Nowadays, the term ‘picot hem’ is often used wrongly. So what’s a real 1920s picot hem? Continue reading What’s A 1920s Picot Hem?