I know it's been ages, too long in fact since I last wrote. Life has been busy. (But isn't it always?)
Here is the first of 3 cakes which have been ordered for the next week. I cannot begin to tell you how frustrating this one has been. We had been invited to a masquerade party (yes, we all had to wear a mask) and I'd been asked to reproduce the mask shown on the invitation. Like an absolute fool, I decided to make it 3-d. Why, oh why didn't I do it iced flat on the cake? The feathers kept on breaking (why oh why didn't I use real feathers?). Assembling it was a general night mare, it was so fragile. The photo doesn't show it, but the whole cake was covered in edible glitter so it sparkled and shone.
How are the diets going then? Mine has completely gone to pot and I really must sort myself out very soon before I explode. I mean to say, more lovely diet raffle prizes have been falling through my letter box, so how much more incentive can a girl be offered?
Here we have some very lovely yarn from Kathryn. The plain one is so soft and silky, I want it and the other one - Rowan Colourscape - is such gorgeous rich colours, I want that one too! Wonder if it knits up in stripes - anyone know?
Some beads have arrived from Dotty Cookie - such pretty beads all in their own little neat boxes, complete with some threading stuff (sorry technical term unknown!) and some crimping beads, so you can make yourself some bracelets or necklaces. Oh and guess what. I want that prize too!
Really must get arse into gear over diet (hmm, have said that before somewhere!)
The thing is, when I make things like this for Saturday Pudding, there really is no wonder why I'm struggling is there?
Back to the fruit next week I think. (Remind me I said that will you?)