Today in Australia, August 26th is Daffodil Day. The Daffodil is the international symbol of hope for all those touched by cancer. So today my life is touched with golden yellow flowers, of Daffodils, sunshine, cupcakes and marshmallows. The daffodil is a sign of HOPE for a brighter, cancer free future, and funds raised today are essential for cancer research, prevention and support services.
Fresh Daffodils were on sale at retail outlets, and for every fresh bunch sold $1.00 (Aus) was given to the Australian Cancer Foundation. Theres every chance within our lifetime, our lives will be touched by cancer, either directly or through the experience of family and friends.
So I’m sharing some golden sunshine with you, friends. How about trying these wonderfully decorated cupcakes. Aren’t they just special. I’ve seen these before around blogland and have been wanting to try them for some time.You’ll enjoy this video found here and its even more enjoyable making them.
Firstly make a basic cupcake recipe.My favourite one bowl wonder plain cake mixture recipe found here. Then make a vanilla frosting.
mini marshmallows ( 1 bag )
Coloured sugar or sprinkles.
Cut each mini marshmallow on the diagonal forming the petal shape. Coat each petal in coloured sugar.Using the flat side, start on the outer surface of the cupcake gradually working towards the centre.
I know you’ll agree they look FUNtastic.
A beautiful illustrated book is that of The Country Dairy of An Edwardian Lady.She writes of daffodils..
‘Daffy down-dilly is come up to town,
In her yellow petticoat
And her green gown’
It’s a beautifully illustrated and written book, and I’ll try and do a review on it soon.
‘…Edith Holden’s words, all carefully written by hand, include her favourite poems, personal thoughts and observations on the wildlife she saw surrounding her home in Warwickshire, and on her travels through England and Scotland. On every page her beautiful paintings of birds, butterflies, bees and flowers, reflect her deep love of nature, …
For more information on Daffodil Day click here
I hope I’ve bought a bit of sunshine into your day, and if yellow makes you happy, support Daffodil Day.
Linking to: Design’s by Gollum – Foodie Friday
Allison – Sweet Tooth Friday