Saturday, 4 February 2012

Weekend in the life...

After a busy week at work, it's time for cake making. I had two birthday cakes to make today and also made some biscuits - Mr W's family have a bubble of birthdays in early February and we're having a bit of a party tomorrow afternoon.

Michael was 16 on Tuesday, and as a total surprise for him, I've made him a cake to resemble the electric guitar he was given. (I had been planning to do one like his old guitar and had to hurridly change my plans when he had this exciting present). I know the neck is a little short, but it wouldn't fit on the tray, so we decided to cut it short! The rest is a replica of this guitar.

Emma is 11 on Monday and had asked her Mum for a cake with "drama masks" on; she is a budding actress. I found some moulds online, but neither sugarpaste, royal icing nor marzipan worked well enough with them, but thank goodness chocolate did. The cake is a sponge cake filled with white chocolate buttercream and raspberry jam and dark chocolate masks.

It would be impolite to reveal Mr W's mother's age, but it was her birthday on Thursday. I was told not to make her a cake, so have made her shortbread biscuits with her initial on

Happy birthday everyone!


  1. They all look delicious. Especially them chocolate masks.

  2. Hope that you will be able to sample the results of your baking, Verity. It looks delicious.

  3. Wonderful. I like the idea of the shortbread. My Half Deaf Half Blind Elderly Mother may receive those as her birthday cake this year!

  4. A bubble of birthdays. What a wonderful phrase. Our bubble of birthdays is June & July.

  5. Love that guitar. A wise move not revealing your mother in laws age, but to make her sweet treates instead.

  6. Wow, love the cakes and shortbread. That is my favourite biscuit and must bake some, although I would just eat them and I want to keep the pounds that I have lost, off.

    Hopefully when the weather improves a little the cycling can start again, as I've been 'off the road' for about 3 weeks with bad bout of sciatica.


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