Monday, July 30, 2012
Amongst the ingredients it has 30ml of red food colouring in it and 2 desert spoons of cocoa, and 6 eggs, and made a rather large cake! I used 3 tins and everything was going well until I tried to get them out of the 'well greased tins' and you can guess what happened next! (of course the name of my blog gives it completely away!!)
Anyway they stuck to everything including the tin, one cake broke completely in half, one cake split in half, half sticking to the tin and half coming out, and one almost came out ok, but left a chunk in the middle stuck to the tin. You can imagine by now that I'm being very good natured about all this!
But once the icing had gone on, you couldn't tell any difference. Doesn't it look gorgeous? And of course it has to have birthday bunting! lol
However, as nice as it tastes, I'm not sure that I will make another on any time soon!!
Here is the link to the recipe I used. (for those brave women amongst you!)
Sunday, July 29, 2012
However, I forgot completely about it and in due course the water evaporated and I was left with just glue in the bottom of the jar. Now I have a totally useless brush! So don't do as I did!
What cautionary tales can you share, and do you have any helpful tips from your art room?
Look forward to hearing them.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
What have you been working on over the weekend?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|Mr M&M takes a dip in the naturally heated spa pool|
It's about 25km south of Rotorua and is signposted on the main highway. Turn off the highway and it's a short drive down a narrow metal road.
It is a creek in the middle of the bush, which has two pools fed by waterfalls in it, with nice hot water. It's quite popular but you need to make sure you don't leave anything of interest in your vehicle. We've been there several times and never had any problems, but there are lots of tales of cars being broken into.
The second place to visit is the Whakarewarewa forest.
Redwood Memorial Grove track
Now that the mini-breaks are over and the book is finished it's back to stitching!
Keep warm and dry everyone, summer is on its way!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I know you've been waiting patiently for this post, and I've been very quiet of late, but we've had a lovely trip to Auckland to meet our first grandchild, Neve.
And of course a new baby is a great excuse to make a new quilt!
|Granddad has his first cuddle|
|I get to have a wee cuddle too|
Have a lovely week everyone and I promise not to fill this blog with photos of Neve!