Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Cake 2012

I decided to try a holly wreath cake this year. My cake is always quite moist (and when I mix it appears to be more nuts and fruit than cake!) and I think it was probably that which made it very difficult to cut out the central space!! The suggestion in the magazine was that the section you cut out could be iced as a separate mini-cake - yep, by the time I had managed to drag the cake out from the middle of the wreath, it looked nothing like a mini-cake. Still, gave me a great chance to sample it!!!!

The ready to roll icing worked very well, although it is a bit icing sugary (I needed that to stop it sticking to the rolling pin!) Just need to work on a way to make it look all lovely and glossy and not covered in my fingerprints!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The march of time

The headteacher at Zachary's school is retiring at Christmas and there was a whole-school disco in her honour this evening. Watching Zachary dance, with a total lack of self-consciousness and complete freedom just made me wish that I could keep him 4 and a half and that lovely for a bit longer...

On a slightly less maudlin note, a whole hall full of 4 to 7 year olds dancing Gangnam Style is totally hilarious!!!