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It's about me, my family and the cakes I bake and decorate. Oh and no doubt the odd bit of Twilight related stuff ;)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

It's been a while







I've been really busy with family, life and cakes lol

I've done a few more cakes and I did my very first craft fair. I loved it! It went really well too :)


a sample of the cupcakes from the craft fair
xxxx

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Fireman sam


Here's the latest cake. This was for a 3 year old Fireman Sam fanatic. Apparently he loved it :)

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Shingles

My daughter has been poorly with shingles.

She came home from school on Friday and said her back was sore. The doctor confirmed that it was indeed shingles.

I was surprised as I thought you only got it as an adult.

I had it a few years ago and it can be incredibly painful, luckily she's not been too bad, just a bit sore and itchy

She's recovering now though so all is good.

video

I got her on video yesterday singing along to her Barbie singalong DVD :)

Today i'm baking a cake ready to decorate for tomorrow. I'll post the pics when it's done

xxx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

It's all worth while sometimes



This weeks cake was Hannah Montanna themed.

Now to say I'm not a fan is a slight understatement, in fact Miley Cyrus is an annoying twat IMO *shrugs* we're all entitled to one right?!

Anyway, the cake was for a 4 year old HM fan so who am I to argue, I just decorate them



It was for a friend of Mr Mary's so he delivered it for me yesterday. He had a phone call earlier today to say that the little girl was so pleased with it that she cried and kept saying thank you soooo much. Awwwwww bless her little heart.

The times I turn up at the supermarket, school playground etc with multi coloured hands from colouring the icing, the state my kitchen gets in when i'm in the middle of decorating and the nights I wake up with random ideas for cakes that have been ordered are sometimes made worth it by someone who genuinely loves what I've done for them :)

xxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Oh the stress of decorating







Why does decorating make so much mess???

Yes it looks lovely when it's all done,but the actual process drives me mad!

We've done the downstairs toilet



The living room is almost done too :)


blimey check out the orbs on there

We've stayed with quite neutral colours, I don't really go in for bold.

Anyway it's looking lovely and fresh. Just the rest of the house to go now LOL

Friday, 3 September 2010

Summer holidays



Well they're almost over!

The weather has been mostly awful. Obviously the sun is back now the kids are going back to school next week.

We've managed to have a few nice outtings though, despite the mostly shitty weather.

We went to the West Midlands Safari park

Feed me people!


Enjoying the rides

We also went to a theme park called Twin Lakes. It's aimed at kids and it was brilliant. They loved it

Oooh but best of all, I got a new bed! It's huge

modelled by Aaliyah

Monday, 9 August 2010

Home baking



Not much happening on the cake front for the next few weeks. I've got a few orders, but they're for September and October.

I've been baking with Aaliyah. She loves it and she can crack and egg like an egg cracking expert!

On Saturday we made some peanut butter and chocolate cookies. They were very moreish and I think i'll have to forget the recipe for them as I ate too many, oops.
We also made some cupcakes, mainly because I'd bought some cute little boxes to put them in and Aaliyah had found some cute little flowers to decorate them with

I put them in the box then banned anyone from touching them because they looked so cute.

Suffice to say they didn't last long despite my warnings of severe injury to anyone that dared breathe near them.

Friday, 23 July 2010

And the next one............



The second cake this week is now done.

It's flowers and butterflies again, all very girly and cute.

Tomorrows is black and white, I'm all girlied out now ;)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Thank you teacher



It's the last day of school tomorrow for my kids. They're really looking forward to the summer holidays. Let's just hope we get some decent weather this year.

Aaliyah (6) has had the same teacher for the last two years, and she's lovely. My daughter is very shy and her teacher has been really good with her. So to show my appreciation I decided to make her a little cake to say Thank You.

Aaliyah just helped me to decorate it, and she may have sneaked a few of the sugar flowers for herself at the same time ;)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Time flies





Where did this year go already?

The kids break up for the summer holidays on Friday. I can't believe we're nearing the end of July already.

Me and Mr Mary took ourselves to the cinema the other night, no kids wooooooohoooooooooo ;)
We went to see Inception

It was really, really good! Apart from the fact that I have a HUGE crush on Tom Hardy right now, it's a genuinely brilliant film
I know he's doing Mad Max soon and he's had to grow his hair for the role. It's not a good look, but i'll forgive him ;)

I've got three cakes on the go this week, so i'll post some new piccies as soon as I can

xxx

Monday, 12 July 2010

Do you like pavlova?

We went strawberry picking last week so we had a ton of them to get rid of.

My daughter, Aaliyah, loves to help me bake/cook so we made ice cream, not really cooking as it's done in a machine. We then made some strawberry shortcakes. These are Mr Mary's all time favourites, and he delights in taking them to work the next day to torment his workmates! I kid you not, i've told him numerous times to take some to share. He just looks at me as if i've asked him to strangle a baby rabbit!

Anyway, the piece de resistance was a pavlova. All the years i've been baking i've never made a meringue before, so i was a bit nervous. Frankly the idea of putting vinegar into a dessert seems wrong from the off. However it works. It was divine.



I'll definately be making one again. Again Mr Mary took some to work the next day ;)

xxx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Wow, no Twilight stuff!

Well not today anyway :)

This is just about me and mine. The day to day.....not that i'll post day to day....stuff that goes on in my life.

I'll post pictures of the cakes I make, as I make them.

I've added a few already ------------------------------------------------> over there

Mary xxx