Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Mosaic

Happy Halloween!
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Friday, 29 October 2010

Acorn & Will Winner!

Torie Jayne Giveaway
My contest ended yesterday and I just picked a winner using random.org and I am delighted to announce the winner of the Acorn & Will Giveaway is...

Drumroll please? Without further ado, the lucky winner is...

Molly of the sweet blog Birdie Blue. Please e-mail me your details.

Congratulations Molly, you will receive a £35 store credit for Acorn & Will.
Thank you to all of you sweets that entered, to my loyal followers and new friends.

I will be doing this again! It is so much fun!

Have a sweet day!
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Pastel silicone bakeware

Kitchen by Decorology



Pastel silicone bakeware by Torie Jayne
  1. Technique silicone 6 piece collapsible muffin & carry case
  2. Technique 3 piece silicone baking set by Cooks Essentials
  3. Technique 7 piece individual muffin and round cake pan by Cook's Essentials
  4. Technique 20 silicone standalone muffin moulds and baking board
  5. Technique 3 piece novelty chocolate mould set
  6. Technique 3 piece silicone baking set by Cook's Essentials

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a selection of pastel coloured bakeware. I will be definitely putting the muffin carry case on my Christmas wish list!

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

The sweetest prints

Pugly Pixel
Pugly Pixel
Pugly Pixel
This week on "Wonderful World of Etsy" I am featuring the cute 'Sweets for the Sweet' prints from Pugly Pixel. I just love the prints and the way she features them.

Have a sweet day!
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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Pear and maple gluten-free cupcakes

I have moved to Torie Jayne.com

You can find me in cupcake recipes...Gluten free pear & maple cupcakes

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Halloween Chic

Halloween Chic by Torie Jayne
Halloween Chic by Torie Jayne
Halloween Chic by Torie Jayne
Halloween Chic by Torie Jayne
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This week on Scrapbook Dreams, I share with you the gorgeous images I have found of chic Halloween decorations. A palette of black and white with touches of greens and browns. Maybe a look for Halloween next year?!

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween Treats

Halloween treats
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some delightful Halloween cupcakes with these gorgeous pics. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):


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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Call for Sponsors - November 2010

My creation
I love posting about interior design, home accessories, crafts, baking, Etsy, and sharing with my sweet readers my ongoing projects including inspirational photos and more. Sponsors are chosen based on their relevance to Torie Jayne readers and the topics covered here.

I am currently looking for sponsors for November 2010.


Torie Jayne Giveaway
I also run giveaways, including the fabulous one this week from Acorn and Will, so please feel free to contact me if you'd like to sponsor a giveaway with a product from your store.

If you have any questions you can reach me at toriejayne@gmail.com, and I will respond to all enquiries.

Thank you for your interest in advertising with Torie Jayne!

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Skull decor

Skull Decor by Torie Jayne
  1. Glitter bones skeleton
  2. Small silver skull
  3. Mortius skull cruet set
  4. Mother of Pearl skull tray
  5. Paper chain kit skulls, Skull and crossbones garland
  6. Glitter skull

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a selection of Skull decor.

Have a sweet day!
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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Acorn & Will Giveaway

Acorn and Will @ Vintage at Goodwood
Auntie Annie vintage fabric coaster by Acorn and Will
May vintage fabric hairslides by Acorn and Will
Esme earrings by Acorn and Will
Mrs Moon vintage fabric bookmark by Acorn and Will
Louis bird brooch by Acorn and Will
Mrs Pea bird hairslides by Acorn and Will
Back in August I featured the adorable Acorn & Will, an online store selling accessories including bird and animal brooches, floral earrings, bird hair slides, and cute vintage homeware like the array of pastel hued jugs and the prettiest of floral cushions. Not forgetting, of course, the delightful new vintage Christmas range with retro kitsch cupcake toppers, vintage holly print coasters and paper honeycomb trees.

I'm so pleased to announce a giveaway of £35 worth of store credit for Acorn & Will, and it's open to readers worldwide!

To enter, please visit Acorn & Will and then leave a comment below this post letting me know what you would spend your store credit on. The giveaway ends on Thursday, October 28th 2010 at 10pm (GMT) and I will randomly select and announce a winner on Friday, October 29th.

To increase your chances of winning this fabulous prize, you can gain one additional entry for doing each of the following:
  • tweeting about this giveaway
  • blogging about it
  • following/subscribing to the Torie Jayne blog
For the first two, please leave a comment below with the link to your tweet or blog post.

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide.

Good luck and have a sweet day!
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Plumo Autumn/Winter 2010

Plumo by Torie Jayne
Owl & bird hooks by Plumo
Facet tealights by Plumo
Ottomania bowls by Plumo
Odessa folk cushions by Plumo
Bulgarian folk chests by Plumo
1920s paper clips by Plumo
This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you Plumo, an online boutique selling gorgeous vintage-style products for the home and a boutique-style range of designer clothes, bags and jewellery. Each unique piece is beautifully shot and the whole site is a visual treat, from the pretty facet tealights in washed out vintage shades of smokey grey and berry to the chunky silver coloured metal 1920's paper clips.

Have a sweet day!
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Creepy meringues

Halloween table - Blackberry meringues
White chocolate & blackberry meringues

Ingredients
125g double cream (heavy cream)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
50g blackberries, blended
100g white chocolate
24 Mini meringue shells

Cooking instructions
  1. Bring cream to the boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat immediately and stir in chocolate until melted.
  3. Stir in blackberries and vanilla essence until glossy.
  4. Refrigerate for about 25 mins.
  5. Spoon a teaspoon of ganache onto back of meringue and place another one on top to form the ganache sandwich.
  6. Spoon excess ganache over the join of the meringues and let drip down.

I made these for my candy table last year. I love how quick and easy they are to make and how effective they turned out.

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Blood red Halloween

Blood red Halloween by Torie Jayne
Blood red Halloween by Torie Jayne
Blood red Halloween by Torie Jayne
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This week on Scrapbook Dreams, I share with you the gorgeous images I have found of blood red Halloween decorations. I am especially loving the toffee apples with twig sticks. Maybe a look for Halloween next year?!

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes by Torie Jayne
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some delightful Halloween cupcakes with these gorgeous pics. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

Have a sweet day!
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Blue Hawaii cupcakes

I have moved to Torie Jayne.com

You can find me in recipes...GLUTEN FREE BLUE HAWAII CUPCAKES


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Friday, 15 October 2010

Halloween candle light

Halloween Candle Light by Torie Jayne
  1. Haunted house tea light holder; Pink tea light
  2. Skull candle
  3. Black glitter candlebra
  4. Skull head candles
  5. Black skull candle
  6. Haunted house tea light holder

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a selection of Halloween candles.

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Candy apple supplies

Candy Apple Supplies by Torie Jayne

This week on Wonderful World of Etsy I bring you black, white and pink candy apple supplies. I need to get some of those bright pink jimmies!
  1. Edible silver sanding sugar sprinkles
  2. Editions de Tokyo tape, set of 3
  3. Bakers twine in black and white
  4. Edible black sanding sugar sprinkles
  5. Trick or treat cupcake liners
  6. Pearlized silver jimmies
  7. Double-faced hot pink satin ribbon
  8. Edible pink jimmies cookie and cupcake sprinkles

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Anthropologie October 2010

Anthropologie A/W 2010 Catalogue
Anthropologie A/W 2010 Catalogue
Anthropologie A/W 2010 Catalogue
Chandelier
Cake stand
Letter Hooks
Plate of bunnies
A few weeks ago I went to Fashion's night out, and visited one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. With a live DJ set and complimentary drinks, we had a wonderful evening browsing all three floors of delights!

My favorite item was the enormous pale wood chandelier resting on the vintage kitchen table. Oh, and the gorgeously intricate lace necklace in the palest of creams! On leaving we were given the latest Autumn catalog full of beautiful inspiring images like the top three pics.

To see more of my in-store pics from the night, see my Flickr set Anthropologie London.

Have a sweet day!
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Candy apples

Candy Apples
Candy Apples
Candy Apples
Candy Apples
Candy Apples
Toffee Apples (makes 9 apples)

Ingredients
9 apples (I used Braeburn)
9 wooden sticks
192g caster sugar (1.5 cups superfine sugar)
255g glucose syrup (3/4 cups light corn syrup)
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons pink liquid food colouring

Cooking instructions
  1. Wash apples and remove the stems. Push a stick into the apples.
  2. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. Place water, sugar and glucose syrup into a heavy based saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Place candy thermometer in pan and boil until temperature reaches hard crack (300 deg F).
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in food colouring.
  6. Dip apples into the syrup one at a time, tip pan to completely coat apple.
  7. Place on baking sheets to set at room temperature.
  8. Sprinkle with glitter, sprinkles and push marshmallows or mini chocolate beans into the sides.


Chocolate dipped M&M candy apple
Chocolate dipped M&M candy apple
Coating the toffee apples in chocolate

Ingredients
Dark chocolate
white & pink M&M's
Pink edible glitter
  1. Temper dark chocolate (click for instructions).
  2. Spoon chocolate over apples.
  3. Sprinkle with pink glitter.
  4. Push M&M's into chocolate.
  5. Leave to dry.


Candy Apples wrapped
Candy Apple wrapped
Lace & stripe masking tape
I used the black & white stripe masking tape to cover the sticks, and the lace tape to seal the small sandwich bags around the candy apples that I had placed in cupcake cases.

For more of my Halloween candy ideas, check out my Halloween page.

Have a candy sweet day!
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