Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sun, Desert Sand & I come!

The family have just left tonight & I have 2 days to get myself sorted out for a glorious 2 whole weeks (well...nearly 3!) of NO cooking, NO vacuuming..but alas, no mini making either...other than weaving the odd basket while I lounge in the sun in the UAE! Today has been a "killer"...thank goodness the sun was shining...I managed to wash, dry & iron the bedding from 5 beds & even remake them & the last batch of towels are drying now. I'm definitely ready for bed!
Before I disappear for a while I leave you with some sweet nibbles to have with your morning coffee or afternoon tea...just don't sue me if you break your teeth on them! :-))

You can see that I'm STILL undecided over black or white background

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Butterfly Cakes...the original cupcake!

I'm still in "sweet" mode at the minute & decided that it was time to replicate the original cupcake...good old British butterfly cakes. I have wonderful childhood memories of baking day in our house with the delicious smell of cakes baking in the Aga filling the was always a treat to help cut the wings to put on the top of the buttercream & jam filling & no self respecting children's party would be held without these little cakes.

So here we are.....a miniature touch of nostalgia!

Monday, 11 April 2011

A basket for chocolate lovers!

I've been in a really "sweet" mood recently & am still up to my neck in half finished eclairs, religieuses, viennese fingers & enough icing to keep going for weeks...if not months! I think I'm nearing the end of this particular mood....but who knows!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Kippers anyone!

I've been working on a commission & this is a "spin off" from it! I'm going to have to go & get myself some kippers now...working on this has made me crave some!