Sunday, 19 May 2013

Rabbits... and Cake

You may think all I have done for the past week is bake chocolate cakes, but I have been knitting too. For the knitters among you I'm sure it will not have escaped your notice that Julie has written up some patterns for her Little Cotton Rabbits... which are available here. And I just couldn't resist!
 
 
I was feeling quite pleased with this first attempt until Julie came along to join us for knitting and brunch on Friday morning and brought along her little rabbits to meet mine... and believe me mine looks like some monstrous half cousin by comparison! My rabbit's head is about twice the size of Julie's... that is Julie's rabbits' heads not Julie's head you understand.

 
I'm not sure my knitting and finishing will ever be up to the standard of Julie's and I was tempted to make another, hopefully smaller bunny head. But then I thought that my great niece who is only two months old will probably love this bunny anyway!

 
She was fun to knit and the pattern was so clearly written and easy to follow that I'm sure I'll be making more. It was also lovely to have Julie join us for knitting too.
 
Oh... and there has been more chocolate cake of course...

 
This one is a chocolate pecan fudge cake which is the most intensly chocolatey and moist cake so far. I think I might have my entry for next week's bake off sorted with just a bit of tweaking and the decoration to sort out!

23 comments:

  1. Your bunny is gorgeous and I'm sure she will be well loved. Sometimes it's better not to see what other people have done isn't it!

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  2. Gosh!You have been quick.I have only managed the head and one ear so far.I think yours looks pretty good to me.I hope I can make mine look as good as yours.

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  3. I've got the patterns but I 'm currently making felt bunnies - rabbit theme going on heYpurre! I'm lucky to have pne of Julie's little rabbit but I don't think mine will match up when I do get round to knitting. Yours is very sweet.

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  4. Sorry, writing comments on my phone which has gremlins in its predictive text - meant to write here not heypurre - sounds like something the cat might type. :-)

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  5. Love your knitted bunny and am sure your great-niece will love it too.
    Chocolate pecan fudge cake - oooh! My mouth is watering at the very thought of it.

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  6. Awe your little bunny is gorgeous, I have Julie's patterns too but have not yet got around to knitting them up.
    It would be lovely to meet up for knitting and cake. :)
    V xxx

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  7. Gorgeous little bunny, and I'm sure the cake is delicious, but can I be honest and say it looks like it's been pebble dashed?

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  8. Knitting and baking, I'm always impressed. Two of the skills I've failed to acquire.

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  9. I can just imagine what a lovely morning's knitting that must have been :)

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  10. Your Bunny is gorgeous , I have started another head on smaller needles after seeing Julies beautiful
    bunnies on Friday.I know mine will be nowhere near as good but I am so enjoying knitting it.

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  11. Your big headed bunny looks gorgeous to me! Not to mention the cake...

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  12. Your bunny is so cute! I'm sure it will be adored and well-loved! MMmmmm,chocolate pecan fudge cake! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  13. Mutant bunny looks fine to me. From the owner of the prototype Mr Sock...

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  14. Awww, your little bunny is adorable! Just tell people he had a little too much of your cake and he gained a lot of weight!

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  15. Your much too hard on yourself, your bunny looks absolutely gorgeous and will be loved to bits. The cake looks amazing, good luck for next week.

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  16. What a cute bun!!the cake looks
    lush.
    Twiggy x

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  17. Soft toys always look cuter with larger heads (look at 'Hello Kitty' ... massive!). Your happy little rabbit needs a big head to hold up his adorably large ears! ;) I bet all the rabbits looked cute together and with their own personalities. Gosh that cake DOES look rich and moist! Gorgeous! Have a great week. Wendy :)

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  18. Love the bunny! my little girl would adore it! Shocked a little at my "thank goodness she's not perfect!" reaction when I saw the flopped cake! ( only to see you recovered with bells on!!) PS: it does look scrummy! Who gets to eat all your wares? you'll have to open a bakery!

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  19. Oh I am just sitting catching up on recent blogs and haven't you been busy! Congratulations on being chosen for the Bake Off - all those cakes looks scrummy - you know your sons will never want to leave home!! The bunny is just adorable so very cute. Do you every sleep?

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  20. That cake looks gorgeously gooey and delicious. So does the baby bunny.... but as we're over run with the critters here and they have eaten lots of my plants somehow I don't want to knit one.... strangle one, yes but knit one, sadly no.

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  21. I love your bunny and know two little girls that would like one so I may just have to get the patter. Thanks for the link.
    I could eat that cake right now.

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  22. "Intensely chocolatey and moist..." How to reduce a woman to a drooling puddle!!!

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  23. Thanks so much for the kind mention Gina. It's been so lovely to see lots of bunnies popping up everywhere. It was a really great morning - hence me completely forgetting the time and having to dash back to the car park! I was lucky I didn't get a parking ticket!

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