Our new kikki.K boutique at Emporium Melbourne

Emporium Launch

We’re so excited to welcome our newest kikki.K boutique at Emporium Melbourne. As part of this exciting new space in Melbourne, our new location features distinctly Scandinavian elements to bring our Swedish heritage to life.

White birch trees are featured throughout the clean, minimalist space bringing a touch of the Swedish forest to Melbourne. Our new Homewares wall features our beautiful current collection of stylish everyday accessories for your home and a bright neon sign lights up the store to welcome visitors.

Surround yourself with beautiful Swedish design and be inspired to live the life you want to live. Make sure you pop in and say hello to the lovely team. Find the store location online here.

Recipe: Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Summer in Sweden is a wonderful time. In the height of summer, the sun only sets for an hour or so in the south of Sweden and, in the north, it doesn’t set at all. Days full of sunlight, compared to the darkness of winter, is a time of celebration and Midsommar (Midsummer) is a much-loved Swedish tradition.

Midsommar is traditionally celebrated with loved ones, enjoying a Swedish smorgasbord, of which strawberries and cream play a special role. This year, we’ve taken on the traditional Jordgubbstårta (Strawberry Cake) with a modern update of Strawberry Cupcakes. Enjoy!

Find out more about Midsommar here.

STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES

Makes approximately 15 cupcakes.

INGREDIENTS

• 150g plain flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 230g caster sugar
• 1 egg
• 80g butter, softened
• 85ml milk
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 1 teaspoon lemon rind
• Pinch salt
• 250g fresh strawberries

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line your cupcake tin with Confetti Cupcake Liners.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder and mix in salt in a medium bowl.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and pale. Add the egg, mixing until combined.

4. Add your vanilla essence and lemon rind to the bowl and combine. Next, add your flour and milk slowly, stirring in between, until you have a smooth batter.

5. Take half your strawberries, rinse and chop into quarters or smaller if they’re large strawberries. Add these to your mixture, folding through gently.

6. Transfer your cupcake batter to your Cupcake Liners and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cupcakes are golden and a cake tester comes out clean.

7. Let your cupcakes cool, then ice with your delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below)!

8. Take the other half of your strawberries, rinse and slice into halves or quarters, again depending on how big your strawberries are. Add one to the top of each of your cupcakes and finish with your Confetti Cupcake Flags. Enjoy!

LEMON ICING

• 1 Tbsp butter
• 100g cream cheese
• 3 Tbsp icing sugar
• Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon (just enough to make the icing spreadable)

METHOD

1. Mix cream cheese and butter until creamy.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth. Add just enough lemon juice to create a spreadable icing.

3. Spread over cupcakes and add your strawberries. Pop in your Confetti Cupcake Flags and enjoy!

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Midsommar Traditions

Midsommar Traditions

In Sweden the winters are so dark, that when summer rolls around, it’s time for celebration. In the south of Sweden, during the height of summer, the sun only sets for an hour or two, while in the north of Sweden, the sun never sleeps.

Midsommar (Midsummer) is a much-loved tradition celebrated all over Sweden and falls on the Friday between 19-25 June.

Here’s a glimpse into what Midsommar entails…

SWEDISH SMÖRGÅSBORD

What’s a celebration with delicious food and drinks to accompany it? Traditionally, a Midsommar smörgåsbord includes pickled herring, boiled potatoes, meat and other delicious extras, all accompanied with schnapps. To finish Swedes enjoy the first strawberries of the season with fresh cream. We’ve put together a new update on Jordgubbstårta (Swedish Strawberry Cake) – find our recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes here.

THE MAY POLE

The maypole is a long standing tradition. Children dance around the maypole wearing handmade wreaths of flowers, while friends and family look on.

MIDSOMMAR MYTH

There’s a sweet Midsommar myth that says if a girl picks seven different flowers on her way home from the night’s festivities and places them under her pillow, that night when she drifts asleep, she will dream of her future spouse…

Celebrate Midsommar and don’t be afraid to create your own traditions. Get started and find the recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes here.

Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit: Unique Gift

Unique Gift

Record special memories, and fill with photographs to make the perfect gift for a key milestone event or anniversary. Here’s how…

YOU’LL NEED:

• Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit
• Wooden Alphabet & Stamp Set
• DIY Sticker Book
• Mini Cards & Envelopes
• Adhesive Dots
• Wrapping Paper
• Cotton String
• Gift Tags

1. CURATE THEIR FAVOURITE MOMENTS

Take some time to think about your relationship with the recipient. Is it a family member, friend or partner? Make notes about special moments you’d like to celebrate or remember within the pages of the book. Refer to these when you’re adding in your handwritten messages.

2. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Let your memories shine and keep the pages simple. Keep photos in line for a clean look and choose one photo to a page for a stand out effect.

Leave some pages for your handwritten notes. These look beautiful written on the printed paper from your Scrapbook Album Kit. Add the paper to the page and put pen to paper over the beautiful pattern.

3. ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES

Get creative and use Wooden Stamps to write their name or a special message on the first page, or on pages throughout.
The DIY Sticker Book is perfect for adding stylish pops of colour, or, write sweet notes to the gift recipient in mini envelopes and add these too.

Don’t forget to finish of your beautifully unique gift with gorgeous gift wrapping – wrap in matching Wrapping Paper, tie with Cotton String and finish with a Gift Tag. Beautiful.

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