Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Toadstool tales

On Monday night we went for a late night stroll through our neighbourhood and stumbled upon these bad boys! yes thats right they are cute (but very poisonous) little toadstools!! I thought they were so pretty that I took my camera down early the next morning and snapped a couple of pictures to share with you.

I used Poladriod to 'age' and polariod them (if you haven't used it before you should head over to their website and download it because its the coolest!)

I don't know about you but to me there seems something really magical about a toadstool. I can totally  imagine tiny pixies or gnomes making their homes in one! After doing some research on google I found out some little known toadstool facts. For instance, did you know toadstools only grow in autumn? and the name toad comes directly from their likeness to poisonous toads? ek! Good thing I refrained from touching one lol.

I also found these very cute toadstool cupcakes! I have a HUGE piece of fondant in my freezer that desperately needs using so I am going to try my luck at making something autumn themed this weekend, I'll keep you posted x


bunnyeatsdesign said...

The ones you found look delightful. Real fairytale toadstools. We're getting white mushrooms popping up in our garden. We've never had them before but I didn't know they only come up in autumn. I had to dig them all up in the weekend in case our pet rabbit started paying attention to them. Don't need a poisoned bunny in our hands.

AlexTheKid said...

You know, I didn't even realise the red and white ones were real. I certainly didn't think we had them in NZ. Informative!

Anonymous said...

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♥ Eat,Bake,Love ♥ said...

@ Bunnyeatsdesign that's so cool you get actual little mushrooms coming up! and I'm glad you rescued your bunny before it munched on them! You just never know if they are poisonous or not aye?

@ Alex if you want to see some you should come and visit us on the weekend and I'll give you the toadstool tour;)

@Anonymous I tried to put a twitter button but it doesn't seem to be compatible with my blogger template. I will have another go for you on the weekend, thanks for your suggestion:)


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