Sunday, April 20, 2008

100's and 1000's

Very simply 100s and 1000s are little coloured sugar balls used for food decoration.

We use them on top of cakes and other baked goods like biscuits. Here in New Zealand we also use them to make fairy bread - a popular food for birthday parties. To make fairy bread you butter white bread and then sprinkle 100's and 1000's on the buttered side. Then use cookie cutters to make different shapes. That's it - really simple!

We have had a busy weekend. Big changes around the house. We live in a house built in 1906 - as you would expect the house has been renovated over the years. One strange renovation has caused what we like to call the dog leg. To get to our main living areas you need to go around a cupboard in the hallway. So after much debate Wayne has removed the cupboard to make our entrance way straight through.

Here's a picture before any work started. The open door is where we used to come into our lounge / kitchen area. Trelise can open the fridge and has a yogurt craving at the moment!

This is Wayne taking down the walls with his little helper making sure he is not going to fall.

The finished product - not a great photo because you really can't see the difference it's made to our lounge!


Laura said...

I love seeing home improvements! I find it so interesting the different words we use to describe things here in the US. One of the things I love best about your blog is your perspective on things is different and educational to me.

Enjoy the new space!

Jocasta and Wayne said...

What are 100's and 1000's called in the US?

angie said...

Sprinkles. I think.

Was the cupboard a closet and the last picture of it down to the studs?

Jocasta and Wayne said...

Not a closet but a storage cupboard - it was quite big but not used very well. Yes last picture is of it down to the stud minus the back wall.

Katie said...

Looks good, what have you done with all of the stuff that was in there?

Jocasta and Wayne said...

My cupboard of shame! Most of it is in my wardrobe at the moment. We will be building a new cupboard in the redundant part of the hall.

Connie said...

Looks good!! It should open the area up a lot!!