Days full of colour.

rainbow cake, balloons, smarties, presents

This day in particular.

Balloons, banners, presents, new and exciting plastic tat, sweets and E numbers galore. A riot of colour and excitement, and a bit of wall bouncing 😀

And The Cake..

I follow ‘HomeBakedOnline’ on Twitter and her profile picture made me really want to make the Rainbow Cake.

I changed a few things, owing to my lack of preparation and having to work with what we had in the cupboards – I had to stick it together with buttercream instead of the gorgeous sounding white chocolate ganache, and I also had a layer missing (due to burning it..!)

It was a bit of a faff, and my food colouring wasn’t quite bright enough for my liking – I had serious doubts as to whether it was going to work at one point, but I think it turned out ok – and was certainly well received 😀

HomeBakedOnline website

HomeBakedOnline on Twitter

Rain, hail, finally a bit of sun..

daffodils, springbeautiful white drops of winter
It’s been really cold here lately, with plenty of rain and a touch of hail, and although it’s doing my new plants the world of good, it’s also stopping me from getting out in the garden and doing more. I thought I’d put up a couple of photos I took a few weeks ago, photos that make me smile to look at them, and make me long for a bit more sun!
We’re looking forward to get started on planting the vegetables. Last year we planted potatoes, onions and tomatoes, but only really had any luck with the tomatoes – I think I put the others in too shady a place, so we’ve moved things around, and the semi-shaded area is now being dug to create a wildlife pond, to hopefully accomodate the frogs we always see in the garden, and we’ve put up window boxes for kitchen herbs, and will be doing hanging baskets for strawberries, and containers for everything else. Hopefully it’ll all work out!

In the meantime, we’ve been doing a lot of reading, drawing, sewing and baking. I love this photo of the cakes, though I can’t take any of the credit for them, from stirring, to spooning, to decorating and finally to eating, they are all the work of a very proud little one 😀

And would you look at our new book stash that was delivered today! 😀

tasty hey?!books, learning, sore throat