I really was exhausted last week wasn't I... A whole week has gone past and I haven't even thought about my blog. Perhaps I am destined to churn out blogposts just once a week on Sunday evenings from the comfort of my sofa, feet up and glass of wine to hand... but not every Sunday as sometimes we go out and play bingo at the pub, which is a whole other story. So rock 'n' roll, I know. But I digress...
After the hectic time I had last weekend I took things slowly this week. I knew I had a rather important cake to make for a special friend. She wanted a cake for a joint birthday celebration... for a 70 year old Elvis fan and a 30 year old into D.I.Y. Well luckily I like a challenge!
I opted for Elvis popping out of a two tier cake doing a bit of painting and decorating
I planned it out to the very last detail and then paced myself all week to get it done without any last minute panic... which was just as well when my first attempt at "Elvis" caused rather a lot of panic as he slumped down into a rather squashed, sad and fat looking character... too fat even for Elvis's latter years!
But by taking things slowly and having plenty of rest it was all done and ready for collection on Friday. The birthday celebrations are tomorrow so fingers crossed they like my interpretation. And better still, that they like the cake inside!
Happy birthday Heather and Ed!
And in other news, I'd like you to meet the latest member of our family... we almost called him Elvis.
But this is Hector, who will be coming to live with us in two weeks time when he is old enough to leave his mum.
I know, don't say a word... broken ankle, new puppy, still bonkers! But we've been more than three years without a dog, we miss Barley and when these puppies came along the time felt right. It's going to mean all sorts of arrangements to fit in with the baking business involving pens and gates but it will be worth it... he's gorgeous!