Friday, 30 December 2011
I hope you have all had an enjoyable and indulgent Christmas and are now preparing for the New Year celebrations. I just thought I would bob on my blog today and just do a quick post. I received some really nice gifts, and will soon be trying them out. In particular I received one from hubby which I am really pleased with although I did not expect to get something like that as we tend to just buy what we want throughout the year rather than on special occasions, suffice to say I have not bought anything for him yet and he keeps telling me he does not need anything so I will have to get my thinking cap on. Can you guess what's in the red case, yes its a kindle and that is the gift I received from hubby. I am having fun downloading free books and catching up on some reading which I have not had time to do for a while. I have also done some knitting which I will update you on when finished. By for now and best wishes for the New Year.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Hello to all I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Celebrations. I am now chilling out at the moment after a hectic lead up to the holidays, I post some pictures of my earlier creations and now here are the rest. The orders I received also included a 40th Birthday Cake which came as a last request but I managed to fit it in.
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Following on from the post I did earlier, here are some more Christmas Cakes. One of them is my particular favorate and I tried to do this one with children in mind as the person it is for has two young boys so I iced in pale blue fondant and made a bear for the top complete with hat.
Well here we are frantically getting ready for Christmas and getting all those last minute presents. We are off to do our final shopping tomorrow, I am already on my Christmas Hols and Hubby will be starting his tomorrow. Meanwhile, whilst he is at work today I have been doing some more cake decorating. However yesterday I spent the whole day working on the cakes that I was delivering into work this morning. Here are some photos of the ones I have completed. I must say I am really pleased with them but one in particular is my favorate. ( See next post)
Saturday, 17 December 2011
I have been busy making all the fruit cakes ready for the Christmas Cake orders I had received and it is time to decorate them and hand them over to my customers. I have now finished work for the Christmas Break but am looking forward to doing the finishing touches without have to work every night like I did last year it was very hectic and I have been more relaxed and planned ahead so hopefully there should be no last minute panics. The first two orders have been completed and have been delivered, here is a picture of my first two. Now I am off back to my kitchen to decorate some more which I will be delivering on Monday. See you all soon.
First of all, my blogging friends I am sorry I have not been around. Most of you know I bake a lot and after my jumping in at the deep end making Christmas Cakes last year, I had plenty of return orders for this year, which has kept me in my kitchen for quite a while and out of mischief my hubby keeps telling me. At work a number of us ladies meet regularly for lunch in the office and take over one of the meeting rooms, we have an enjoyable break and put the world to rights and then some. We decided to have a Christmas lunch, we all chipped in for a sandwich platter from the company we use at work and then we also brought in something extra such as coke, crisps, pork pies, mince pies, I offered to make a chocolate log, very rich,we had that the next day as we had eaten so much at lunch but we had a really fun time. Here is a pic. I used to make Swiss rolls a lot in my younger days so had not made one for a while, I made a chocolate flavoured mi filled it with strawberry jam, a chocolate Ganache filling and then covered it in chocolate butter cream very rich but heavenly even I was tempted and it went well with a cup of tea for elevenses.