Archives for the month of: November, 2011

Christmas puddings ideally need to be made well in advance. We made ours last weekend while we were all at home together, as we have a tradition of all giving it a mix and making a wish. The recipe is from Mum’s school days and was given to her by a teacher. Once all mixed together it is then steamed for four hours and then tightly wrapped until Christmas day. I’m not massively keen on eating Christmas pudding but making it is fun and on Christmas day you can’t beat watching a bit of brandy being set on fire.

Today is also the wonderful Alexia’s birthday. Since our visit to Santa Fe she has liked dreamcatchers, and now they remind me of her. I used chocolate roll out icing and melted chocolate to pipe the strings. To make the feathers I borrowed my sister’s feather necklace to make an imprint which I then cut around. Happy Birthday Alexia! 

One of my best friends has been playing bass since I can remember. He’s amazing. So when I was in New York recently and saw this cutter, I knew exactly what I wanted to make him for his birthday. I decorated them based on my basic knowledge of what a bass looks like, simple and cute if you ask me! I displayed them in this round glass jar and finished with some ribbon. Happy Birthday Sam! 

This amazing birthday cake is for me, made by my incredible mother. It’s so pretty and such a great idea. I love the colours and how she included some orange in it (my favourite colour). Her birthday cakes are such an inspiration and I can’t wait to devour the slice that literally has my name on it!