Saturday, 29 December 2012
The sizes range from big enough for a single person up to family size depending on how much you want to eat, I made smaller ones for my father and mother in law as an extra for their Christmas box, they say they don't need anything but they do such a lot for us that I thought it would be nice to do something that is homemade, it is the second year I have done this and they look forward to it, its something different. I will be adding an extra one next year for my sister in law as she has been eyeing up the one I made for my mother in law, so that will be a surprise for her.
Those of you who know me know that I also make Christmas Cakes, I have done these for about three years now maybe a bit longer, each year I have had repeat orders and this year i received some extra ones from others and an increase in orders from my regulars. I am hoping that in 2013 I will have orders for other celebration cakes. That is my aim so we shall see what 2013 brings. The majority of the cakes were fruit cakes and two were sponge. The theme this year was mainly silver and gold, I try and make them different each year it is hard but I think I managed it. I am feeling the urge to do some of my other crafts but am not sure which to do, whether it is crochet, knitting, cross stitch or dressmaking, I have just made some curtains for my husbands study at his request while I am off so I am thinking something along maybe patch working, I have a lot of fabric in my various cupboards that would be of use. I am off now to have a look!
My sister in law asked me to make a christening cake for her new grandson, at it turned out the order was for two as there was an elder sister of the grandson who has not been christened so they had decided to have a double christening. As the little girl was a little older she is two I think I thought it more appropriate to make two ad that is what I did. I wasn't able to go to the christening but the feedback i had was that they were very happy with what I had made as I had bot been given any idea of the design I was told to come up with my own. So, blue for a boy and pink for a girl, you can't go much wrong with that I thoughts. I had some ribbons in my stash and the rest you can see in the photo's. The cakes were my usual vanilla Victoria sponges decorated in fondant.
I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas Break and are looking to bringing in the New Year. I for one cannot wait for the New Year to start and i hope that for the Bridges Family and other family members it will be a much happier and prosperous one. My life has been so busy of late an it is only now I am coming up for air, I haven't had much time for my blog or visiting friends. But I have been busy ion my kitchen on the run up to Christmas, well no change there then you must all be saying. Here is an update.