Saturday, 12 December 2015

Cake, cake and... More cake!

I remember the days when I was a regular blogger with a wide range of interesting things to write about (well, I thought they were interesting). When I also had time to read and comment on your blogs too... but times have changed and I'm hardly ever here and when I am all I can talk about is cake. I fear I will bore you all to bits and you will abandon me in droves, but nevertheless as I have just found a spare half hour to sit down (after delivering 29 desserts to the local pub tonight) I bring you more cake...

The week started with a lovely Christmas market in the church where to be fair I sold as many stitched items as I did baked goods... and then promptly spent every penny buying things from other stall holders! After that my baking week got underway in earnest... mostly more mince pies... lots more mince pies but a few Christmas cakes too.

First of all there was this little 6" cake decorated with a holly garland...

Then this larger one... the request was for classic decoration.


Another which had fruits and nuts rather than marzipan and icing...

And finally, because I was in the groove I finished a cake for us too. I don't think I have ever finished my Christmas cake so early! There won't be much else done for Christmas with all the food orders I have for next week but at least we'll have cake!

And then I finished the week at Art Van Go for their rather lovely "Bizarre" and was relieved to find I can still remember how my sewing machine works!

And seeing that last photo and spotting the crochet snowflakes I've remembered I was going to tell you all about them too... but I'll save that for another day and maybe you'll all come back to read a post without cake!

21 comments:

  1. Gina, those cakes look fantastic...and I just know they taste fabulous! I've yet to do any baking...still in Santa's workshop making other things...deadline getting closer.

    xo

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  2. Gina, you are so creative; I still enjoy reading your blog. The cakes look delightful and I am sure they will taste delicious! I am looking forward to your blog about the snowflakes too. I made several from #20 thread + Kreinik#032, which gives them a lovely sparkle. They didn't sell all that well I have to say, although family snapped them up - for free of course.

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  3. Sounds like all is going well, congrats.

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  4. Your cakes are always amazing Gina, always a pleasure to see, I'm so glad it's all going so well for you!
    V x

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  5. You look happy. Your new venture suits you.

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  6. Your cakes are beautiful! Love the snowflake one. Well you're still smiling, so all this baking and stitching is good for your soul ;) Very nice shots of you and your better half. If you don't make it back before Christmas, I'll wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
    Wendy xox

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  7. Hi Gina! I am happy that things are going great for you. Lots of big deliveries, that's what I wish for you.
    Your cakes look so nice and good.
    Keep enjoying baking and don't worry about us. We will won't leave you in droves.
    Take good care of yourself,
    Arlette

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  8. It has been strangely quiet without you blogging so regularly; I've missed you! But I know from FB how busy you've been with all the baking - so pleased for you that the new venture is off to such a cracking start :)

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  9. I for one certainly won't tire of reading about your cakes. The blog is a good place to record them all for future customers. :-)

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  10. Your cakes look wonderful. It is great to see you enjoying the new challenge and others loving the production. I'm definitely missing cake at the moment, until blood sugar levels stabilise I have to stay clear. At least your cakes don't affect my sugar levels, others maybe :D but not mine.

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  11. so glad your Apricot and Fig is doing well!

    Have a lovely Christmas

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  12. Oooh I recognise MY cakes! Thank you, I'm delighted with them and I know the recipients will be too xx

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  13. I won't get fed up, I enjoy seeing what you make be it cake or fabric. The goods look amazing.

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  14. I never tire of cake! You have been busy. Your cakes look delicious.

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  15. All your cakes look amazing and so inspiring. Good to see the sewing machine in operation too!
    Have an wonderful Christmas.

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  16. Well I don't mind seeing and reading about this cake! I do mind not being able to eat it, but you can't have everything can you! Do you remember last year you sent me a beautiful embroidered cracker and a robin? I hung them on the tree again today. Thought of you! xx

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  17. Of course you would launch a cake business at the most 'cakey' time of the year wouldn't you? You are a devil for punishment but it will all be worth it. Love the idea of crochet snowflakes but sounds like it might be beyond my attention span. I'll concentrate on admiring the cakes instead!

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  18. Cake is never boring - nor are you! I will miss your stitchy things but am thoroughly enjoying the long-distance baking. Keep up the food work!

    Christine

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  19. No worries here Gina -- I could look at your cake posts ALL day long -- Yum Yum! Your cakes are gorgeous! Looks like you're keeping VERY busy!!!

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  20. Wow Gina , so glad your new venture is going so well.

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  21. It is always nice to read about cakes. It is very hard work baking to order, I hope you are charging plenty. You look very happy in your photographs so are hopefully enjoying your new venture. Your Christmas cakes look really lovely. X

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