Well it was quite some party!
I'm not sure if the crowds came for the cake or the art but the crowds definitely came yesterday afternoon for the Spectrum private view tea party. There was a wonderful atmosphere... the cakes were fantastic... so fantastic I might have actually eaten four (I wasn't the only one)... four little ones mind you...
The artwork was amazing... very talented ladies.
Art Van Go made us very welcome... thank you Kev and Viv!
And the reception we received, the comments overheard and the feed back were all wonderful. We (that's a royal We... I didn't sell anything) even sold some work which was very exciting.
At this rate I might even persuade the members of Spectrum they want to do it again!
Some people even made themselves a special frock for the occasion!
I was given some lovely flowers and a gift voucher... why, I don't know, because all I do is boss them all around, but both were very much appreciated.
And today I've managed to relax and enjoy the sunshine and actually get some work done in the garden. All in all a darn good weekend!
And I haven't forgotten... the recipe for custard creams...
I'm not going to type it all out but I'll give you a link to The Boy Who Bakes which is the recipe I use. Just a couple of things I would add, first of all I like to cut out hearts rather than circles but that's just me, and secondly that the filling is very stiff and you end up breaking as many biscuits as you actually fill, which is not really a problem because you get to eat the broken ones! I tried to pipe it like Ed suggests but the nozzle flew off my piping bag breaking yet another biscuit. So I tend to put a blob of icing on one biscuit and gently flatten it with my finger and then carefully wiggle the top biscuit into place but do not put any pressure on them AT ALL or you end up with a load of crumbs. Of course you could just make a softer butter cream icing by using half the amount of sugar but then you would have to eat the bscuits the same day that you fill them so they don't go soft. But on reflection that's not really a problem!
And the person who asked for the spongey sponge recipe... it is just a Victoria sponge baked in a mini sandwich tin.