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. 




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