Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Cakey Bun

At last I have got around to making our christmas cake.  I did cheat a little I bought the Waitrose mix by Delia.  It made up really quickly and easily and smelled devine.  I'll let the pictures tell the story.








Looks ok.  All wrapped up in a tin now waiting for a bit of alcohol and a layer of marzipan and icing.

It was a little strange making a christmas cake as my Dad always used to make the christmas cakes for all our family so I gave the cake an extra stir for him and actually thought abou him whilst I was making it - think he would have sniffed a bit at the thought of me buying a 'kit' though. 
As well as making the cake yesterday I also did a little dotty angel make.  I selected a few jars from out of my recycle bin, scrubbed them and then wrapped them in lace and doilies.  Few stitches to hold the lace in place and a hand stiched sentiment.  A little red and white bakers twine bow and all placed on a little old book rack.   I am going to attach some greenery when I get around to getting some and a tea light in the bottom Bob's your Uncle as they say. 





TTFN.

 



5 comments:

Diane said...

So K's super find book shelf never made it to his desk then! It looks great with your jars on it. I think your Dad was smiling with you yesterday. xxxxxxx

Jane said...

I did a Delia cake too but out of the book!! I bet yours hasn't got grated thumb knuckle like mine ( grating the fresh nutmeg!!) See you soon Jane xx

Bee happy said...

Your cake looks great, I love the jars so pretty and the red and white twine finishes it off nicely :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Carol said...

Looks great, I made mine with the halfprice Mary Berry mix.
Love the jars.
Carol xx

SarahB said...

Oooh, cake looks lovely!! I rather fancy making one myself, but I guess it's a bit late now!!

Love the Dottie-esque jars!!

S x