Saturday, 26 November 2011
I received an order from a work colleague who celebrates his birthday this weekend and he asked me to make a cake for him. He has seen a photo of the one I had made my husband and asked for one the same. I use a different colour and added to little extras to make it look more authentic. It caused quite a talking point at work yesterday when I took it in for him and the conversations that were had got quite risque (not sure if that is spelt right). I think he was quite please with it so hope he enjoys it this weekend. Apologies for the quality of the photo, I am really no good with the camera.
We visited our Son and his new family last Saturday and spent the afternoon wandering around the Christmas Market in Manchester, I have never been before and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Luna (our new grand daughter) I hasten to add slept all afternoon cosy and snug in her pram. Sadly I did not manage to get any photo's this time but they are coming to visit us next weekend and we are having a family get together so will make sure I get some then. She is beautiful and I got to push her around most of the time, it was fun. As a gift I took some cupcakes that I made that morning I made chocolate orange flavour sponge and added a chocolate orange butter cream and decorations, very tasty.
I made this for hubby at his request in between making my Christmas Cakes, he just wanted something different in his packed lunch for work which I make him every day. Unfortunately, he only managed to eat a quarter of it as our mischievous dog Kaara decided it was her treat too. I came home from work that evening to find that she had managed to get the cake box off the worktop, the lid was at the bottom of the stairs and the bottom of the box was in the conservatory. The cake, what was left was still on its plate upside down in the hall, with all the walnuts gone and all the butter cream filling and topping eaten. How the plate did not break I will never know as we have tiled flooring in the hall and kitchen. She must have had a fun time whilst we were both at work.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
All year I have been saving my pennies from orders I have received for cakes and any other money I could squirrel away. What for you may ask? Well myself and my friends Jenny and Alison were going to the NEC, Birmingham for two days. We were staying over night and spending one day in the Craft Show and one day in the Cake International Show and what a fab two days we had. We went last year and spent a day only and did both shows there was such a lot to take in and so we planned to do it more leisurely this time it was far better and we are now planning for next year. The show for me was the Cake International, I had my list and got the things I wanted and more. I also spent a lot of time looking at the competition entries and here are some pictures, they are truly amazing. The skill and detail is fabulous. I can't wait for next year!