Cakes, Bakes, and Me

It’s been such a long time!

Hi all, apologies for the delay since my last post. Such a busy time with family visiting, and birthday season for us!

I’ll start from where I left off last time, which was my impending birthday 😊

As you can see, my amazing daughter in law made me a beautiful cake 🍰❀ and we had a family get together to celebrate.

I got some wonderful gifts 😍 including my Airbrush kit…yay! Some more cakey bits and bobs from my Amazon wish list which I’d shared with my nearest and dearest ❀

Amazon gift cards which I promptly made inroads into buying this lot!

PME Anodised Aluminium Round Cake Pan 6 x 3-Inch Deep https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008AB8KIK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_Blc3AbZN23EWP

Because I seem to use my 6″ tin the most and I only had the one 😊

Wilton SCISSORS FOR FLOWERS IN PLASTIC SCISSORS FOR FLOWERS IN PLASTIC, WHITE https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004BQ3GEG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_Nnc3AbCGC92B5

Because I am going to challenge myself and try making buttercream flowers πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒ»πŸ’

Classikool Branded Savoy Disposable Icing Piping Bag pack of 20 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004QYHF86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_Boc3AbFWM9EYC

Because…well just because I needed them!

Cosmic Blue Fairtrade Sugarpaste 1kg (By Squires Kitchen) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NKGDYV8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_tpc3AbC9P7D8Q

For an upcoming birthday cake πŸ°πŸŽ‚

Wilton Large Coupler Carded https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005LS8DYQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_stc3AbKV1QY7G

To save the faff of swapping tips when piping 😊

Wilton Icing Colour Gel Paste Primary Colours Set – 6x 28g https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01I3K7VUU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_Nuc3AbD0F0WMR

Because I really like Wilton colours and there were some different ones in this set that I didn’t have

Primrose Bakery Everyday (Exclud Can) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015YX077I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_cxc3AbTE5D7D8

It was 99p… I couldn’t resist

The Fifth Elephant: (Discworld Novel 24) (Discworld series) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00354YA9K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_kzc3Ab6C9RTMD

And just to prove it’s not all about cake (mostly….but not all lol πŸ˜‹) I also got this for an amazing 99p! If you’ve never read Terry Pratchett, this is a bargain but I don’t know how long it will stay at that price so grab it quick!

I also had a practice at doing buttercream rosettes with one of my new Wilton tips, the 1M. Now I know why it’s so popular, it almost does the work for you! I need to practice getting them all the same size, but the cake looked pretty anyway I think?

Last weekend, I also hosted a Stand Up To Cancer bake sale at my house. Although slightly disappointed with the turn out, I still raised Β£100. Many thanks to my friend Elaine Morris for helping out and making cake too, and to Abi, my daughter in law who couldn’t make it but donated a fruit cake, and joined us later on 😊

The Bake Sale Kit
The goodies!
Mini egg brownies about to go in the oven
Chocolate Orange Cupcakes and Prosecco flavour Cupcakes
Watercolour effect buttercream raspberry flavour cake, with white ganache drips and Very Chocolatey Chocolate Cake with ganache and gold decorations
Good old lemon drizzle 😊
Scones, jam and cream…. yummy
Brownies, baked, sliced and sprinkled with sieved icing sugar
Victoria sponge with strawberries, Rich fruit cake, Coffee and walnut cake

Last but not least, yesterday we celebrated my mother in law’s and my hubby’s birthdays. I made a very special cake for this. So special it deserves its own post!

So, for now

Stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❀

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