Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Beautiful Snow-Ladies

Just before Christmas, I treated myself to a little Spa treatment. I used to work with these girls, so I'm always happy to see them again, and I also enjoy feeding them sweet treats especially at Christmas when they are working so hard, smiling all the time, listening to Christmas music on repeat. In the past I've brought them cookies, and rocky road, or peanut butter cups, but this time I wanted something seasonal but specially made for them. Therefore, I adapted my traditional snowmen, for Hermes scarf-wearing Snow Ladies. With a bit of lipstick and mascara, these snow-peeps are sure to make an impression!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Retirement Celebrations

This cake feels like a home-grown cake. My friend who asked me to make the cake has been my friend as long as I can remember, and the event the cake is for involves a daycare I've known my whole life. I never went there myself, but I know plenty who did and I really think that adds a personal element you wont always be able to manufacture when baking and decorating a cake.

I loved the simplicity of the design, and the meaning behind their logo. I'm a firm believer that it's the little details that matter most, so I hope the Lady of Honour feels well loved as she starts her "new life".

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Merry Latimoose!!!

There is an explanation behind the title of the post. Part-time, I'm taking a massage therapy course and my beloved husband has been helping me study. Unfortunately his knowledge of anatomy is rusty to non-existent, so often I'm translating as we go. This particular gem was chiselled from the time when while doing origin and insertion points of certain muscles, he came to a road block when trying to read Latissimus dorsi, and through his own internal translator, "Latimooses" was coined.

This got me thinking that this would the perfect nerdy Christmas card from a massotherapist: "Merry Latimoose!" But this year, I thought I'm not going to rush to make the cards, so instead I'll decorate a cake with it. We had an end-of-year pot luck in class and I brought a chocolate cake. Adorned with a festive design and wishing everyone a Merry Latimoose with icing, and light bulb and snowflake sprinkles.

A Merry Latimoose to you all.....

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The Season of the Bake Sale

The quintessential event of the holidays, and one of the best ways to gather a group of people in support of a common cause, the bake sale has taken place in many a school, church, and community event in order to raise money while feeding the masses. My Mother has donated hundred of cookies and squares for these bake sales along the years, and I have had to help her move countless tins and plates of the bake goodies from the kitchen, to the car, to the table- heavily laden with sweet treats.

Donating baked goods to a bake sale is a particularly adult thing to do in my mind, and as I am becoming more and more of an adult, I felt very right donating a few cupcakes to a friend's bake sale she was organising for her daughter's school. They always say, you help where you can by doing what you can, and I can bake therefore this is how I can help.


I made a raffle prize for the sale as well. I put together a bouquet of cake pops in a festive mug, hopefully someone had a good treat!