29 August 2016


Sixty Three years ago they said "I do"

Sadly the Church has long gone but today
 I took them back to where this photo was taken
 and bought them lunch!

They were thrilled!!

25 August 2016

Cupcakes for RSPCA day

After last week's Retirement cake, I thought I really should find a solution to my fear of writing on cakes.

I have been using my Brother Scan-n-cut to make Applique for my 'Istanbul' Quilt and recalled that I had also considered using it to make Stencils for Cake decorating.
So when I heard that DH's office was having "Cupcake Day" I thought it a good time to have a practice at Stencilling!

I found some acetate sheets that were originally for an old overhead projector (which still works by the way!) and downloaded a clipart stencil of something I thought would be appropriate.  It took a bit of tweaking but finally I cut out a perfect stencil.

Using leftover Icing to make small cupcake size plaques - I was good to go, and in no time at all I had a dozen 'Purrfect' cake toppers.

Just one small problem -
I discovered much later that DH's office was not raising funds for the RSPCA....

I wonder if there are any Black and Ginger cats in Indigenous literature?

Never  mind whatever the fundraising was for - they got Cupcakes to auction off and I got to practice making stencils!
I call that a WIN-WIN!!

12 August 2016

Retirement Cake

This week has been one of "those weeks" ...

And in the middle of it I had a cake to make!

Making a Cake for a man is hard enough but when the only information you have is that "He is Scottish and doesn't like the cold"... It makes the task just that much harder!

I'm not 100% happy with how it turned out and would have liked another day to 'get it right'. (Lettering isn't my strong point and I had to 'cheat'.)

But I did enjoy designing and making the life-size Pocket Watch and small Travel diary.

No time to fiddle and fuss it is required for Morning Tea tomorrow at DH's Office.

(No it is NOT his cake - although I think HE wishes it was!!)