Thursday, 20 August 2009

Jake's Cake

The novelty of being off school since the end of June is starting to wear thin. After dinner tonight Jacob announced he wanted to make a cake, having never having shown any inclination towards baking in the past! It just so happened that Mavis had emailed me a recipe for an Apricot and Marscapone cake earlier this evening and I happened to have the ingredients to hand. (Well, I didn't actually have marscapone but I had regular cream cheese which seems to have worked.)

And so Jake made a cake!

And a very good cake it is too!
I can't see it lasting very long around here. If you've not visited Mavis before do go and say hello. I've known her for about a year since she first visited my Open Studio and she is lovely. She has also been on one of my courses although I don't know why as she is a very talented embroiderer. She gave me this card in the summer - she sketches people from behind and turns them into these super little embroideries. Aren't they wonderful!

18 comments:

  1. The cake looks delish! Happy shopping at the FOQ tomorrow, I'm going Saturday.

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  2. Nice work on the cake. The little embroidery brought a tear to my eye it is so lovely.

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  3. oh yum! And that emroidery is very cute.

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  4. That cake looks delicious. Not bad for a first attempt!Hope you come home from the Festival of Quilts full of inspiration, and with a head full of colour. You won't sleep tonight!

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  5. Wow! What a wonderful cake! Jake is a natural!

    Lovely embroidery too. I wonder if the couple would recognise themselves.

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  6. That looks yummy. Enjoy your day at FOQ.

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  7. Just poppoed in to say hello, I'm new to blogging and have enjoyed rading your blog, please pop over and say hello.
    Karen

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  8. Yum! Could eat a piece right now - was there any left you could send?
    Loved the little picture by Mavis - drawing someone as they went away wouldn't make them feel self-conscious and not quite so important if you didn't quite get the features 100%.

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  9. Gina- so glad you made the cake and it was successful - you don't waste any time, do you? And thankyou for your lovely comments - I have to confess I sit in church sometimes and pull out a pencil and do a bit of a scribble! I COULD put names to them......

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  10. Just catching up on this post and your last one...... both brilliant! I adore that little embroidery, so simple and yet so "right". x

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  11. Looks like a great cake! And that embroidery is gorgeous! Lucy xx

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  12. Jake would win a prize from the WI with that cake! (Better not tell him that, it might put him off) My son didn't start cooking till after he'd left home. I love the little embroidery Mavis did.

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  13. Yummy cake!
    That card is fatastic!

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  14. They're looking at your cake.
    So am I!
    Yum.

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  15. Super cake, wonderful embroidery ... just off to visit Mavis ...

    Have a lovely weekend
    Carolyn x

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  16. Goodness - that's looks rather light and delicious for a first cake. I think my first was a sad droopy number. Clever Jake!

    Mavis' embroidery is so lovely - love that little couple.

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  17. Ooooh, Yum! That little embroidery is adorable!

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