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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 ;)

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


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 ;)


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