Life has been so hectic but full of fun and special moments, I have taken lots of photos but just haven't had the time to share them with you and unfortunately my blog has been very neglected.
I have missed my slow living monthly update, my weekly yarn along and so much more - it's been hard not to have the time to catch up with all of my favourite bloggers but I am back today.
My holiday was lovely and I took advantage of the wonderful sunshine and did lots of relaxing, reading, watching the windsurfers and sailors and of course a little bit of crochet ................
We arrived back from holiday late on the 1st October which gave me less than 3 weeks to find my wedding outfit, finalise the wedding cake and practice cloud cookies.
After a marathon shop with two of my daughters I managed to buy my outfit - a simple shift dress with matching jacket in a lovely shade of aubergine. Shoes and bag were sourced and mother of the bride was all set for the big day - I even found a hat to set everything off perfectly. Photos to come - once I have vetted them of course!
Then came the wedding cake, which was to be a simple lemon layer cake, with lemon curd and butter cream fillings.The challenge for me was that the cake had to be tall and was made of six layers, I was worried that it would topple over
|baking six sponges all the same thickness was challenge number one - only 2 to go!|
|my new turn table was given its first outing ......|
|all six layers, with first crumb coat of icing - chilling|
|second layer of icing added - all going well so far .....|
I was very pleased with my trial run, I have never made such a gigantic cake - we had so much to give away, family, friends, work colleagues even my hairdresser had some to taste.
Next came the cloud cookies .............
|they needed to be very thin .....|
|first batch baked ..........|
|clouds everywhere ..............|
I was now on track for the special day feeling comfortable with my outfit, the cake trial was a success and my clouds were light and buttery!
I am going to do a special post all about the wedding - it was such a lovely occasion, I am just waiting for the photographs.
It's so nice to be back - talk soon x