Friday, 25 November 2011

A week to go..panic is setting in!

Oh Oh...only a week to go..this time next week, I'll be down "in the smoke" unloading the car ready for an early start on Sat morning.......panic.....perhaps I'll be ready...perhaps I won't!

This is one piece, made with real love, that will be coming with'd be amazed at the many, many hours that have gone into every tiny individual piece on this rack. If I ever needed evidence that I'm totally mad, this must be it! Anyway here it overfilled baker's rack of goodies!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Confused & a load of washing up to get done!

OK....maybe I'm too old for all this social networking lark, but why all of a sudden do all the postings that I put up either on my blog or on facebook or twitter appear over & over again on facebook?...I'm beginning to feel as though I'm spamming......

Maybe that's made me feel so disinclined to tackle the pile of washing up after a spag bol & salad...all volunteers welcome! -)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Meat, meat & at last a finished lobster pot!

Kensington is looming so quickly now that I'm feverishly trying to get enough stock made to fill my table....
Over the last few days I've been concentrating on the "meaty" pieces & I must admit I've enjoyed the change from the usual sweet things!

I also actually got round to putting some European lobsters into the fabulous lobster pot (I've only had it on my workbench since May!) that I got at Kensington from the immensely talented Lidi Stroud & it is an exact replica of the one I used to have myself in my days in Cornwall.....How I miss those fabulous freshly caught lobsters, there's nothing to touch them!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

A Christmas Cake That's Just A Little different!

After the sheer concentration that went on creating the special wedding cake tea tray, I decided I'd better get back to Christmas as Kensington show is 3 weeks did that creep up so quickly on me! I just don't know how anybody can make enough stock to do more than 1 show a year...even enough for one 3 day show would be impossible for me...there just aren't enough hours in the day.  If anyone has any spare that they can send me I'd be really, really grateful! :-) usual, I got so sick of making the ordinary Christmas cakes that I went off on a tangent (which is not unusual for me!) & this little "snowball" Christmas cake was suddenly born!....I guess I'll have to get back to making the more classical kind now though!

Monday, 7 November 2011

How's this for a wedding cake?

Some time ago I was asked to recreate a wedding cake in miniature & of course said "yes"....a dangerous word for me...before I'd really taken a good look at the photo I had been given....oh oh! This was some intricate cake...although I'm not at all sure how the wedding guests got to eat it as it's an ornate teapot & 4 cups filled with tea coloured roses & a sugar bowl full of coloured "sugar" cubes all sitting on a tray!

I really didn't think that I'd actually manage to replicate such an ornate piece in  miniature but after working on it exclusively for 3 days & nights I finally finished it tonight & guess what...I LOVE it & am actually quite sad to see it go to the lady who commissioned it...I would love to keep it in my collection :-(

I'm not too sure that I'd want something like this for my wedding cake though!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas is coming after all!

OK so I give in...Christmas is on the way...still too quickly for me.
It hasn't been a good week for me this week, my much loved black labrador died on Monday morning & I miss him terribly...he used to go everywhere with me..even to the loo! The house is just not the same :-(

I thought perhaps the idea of all this chocolate ( except it would need to be real!) might cheer me up a little!