Monday, 11 November 2013

weekly bake and firework party ........................................

Last week I made a couple of new recipes both Mary Berry of course and taken from this book. I made the chocolate cake so that I could try out my new cake tin, and it worked a treat.  The other new recipe was for a date and walnut cake, which did turn out well and it has a lovely lemony tangy icing but I was disappointed with the texture, it was a bit dryer than my usual recipe - but it's all been eaten up so can't be that bad.

The cakes were for our little bonfire party last Sunday night. I also cooked lots of tasty sausages and a few pizzas, so not a gourmet bash just quick finger food that seemed to disappear in a flash.

It had rained most of the day but cleared up and remained dry for our little firework display, Mr R did the honours and was responsible for the fireworks and safety systems - a hard job with lots of little children wanting to help.

Everyone was wrapped up warm and the little ones had gloves on for holding sparklers - at arms length of course. I must admit I stayed in the warm and watched the festivities through the window. The children had such fun and when they came indoors they had lovely glowing pink cheeks.

My photos don't do the fireworks justice but give you a little glimpse of a happy and fun family evening, only sad bit was that Kate, Seb and Jake couldn't come but we will meet up very soon.

I am joining in with Hannapats "weekly bake along"  but unfortunately I am a little late!

Talk soon x


  1. Looks like you all had a marvellous time, thanks for sharing x

  2. We don't have bonfire night here, but it looks like a good excuse to gather the family and enjoy each other's company! I think I'd be happy to watch from indoors too ... it's been so miserable outdoors the past few days. Happy Monday to you Sue! Wendy x

  3. Looks as though a great time was had by all! xx

  4. Sue, it looks like a great evening. Both my husband and my Dil have birthdays on the 5th of November . Happy times

  5. Both these cakes sound delicious, and that chocolate cake looks really interesting. I think I will be putting this book on my Christmas list, one can't go wrong with Mary Berry, can you?! It looks like you are all having heaps of fun. No time limit on the bake along, so just whenever. Thanks for linking in. xoxo ps will email soon

  6. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun - and I really don't think bonfire parties are supposed to be gourmet bashes, wouldn't be right somehow. Juliex

  7. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
    Clare x

  8. Your Bonfire Night looks like lots of fun. Both cakes sound delicious.

  9. That looks like fun, and your cakes sound delicious - think I need to add that book to my Wanties list too!
    I love the look of pure delight on the faces of the little ones - so sweet.
    Have a lovely week,

  10. Lots of smiles and happy moments, complete with yummy cake! You sure know how to make loving memories for your dear family! Chrissie x

  11. Lovely photos and don't those kids look excited! :)
    Anne xx

  12. Both of your baked goods look delicious! It looks like loads of fun to have bonfire too and the children look happy with the night's event.

  13. Ooooh! The cakes look delicious!!!
    I really miss bonfire night now we're not living in the UK. I think it's the sparklers and the jacket potatoes!!! :-)

  14. It looks like everyone had a fun time! And as far as the cake being a little dry, I operate on the theory that "there is no such thing as a failed dessert." No matter how badly they turned out when I was raising my family, they always got eaten!

  15. Your photos show all the fun and love in your family, I'd say they are pretty fantastic.

  16. That cake looks amazing! I was given one of those round bundt style tins but have never used it. Your family fireworks party looks like a lot of fun. x

  17. Looks like you had an amazing Bonfire party, and those cakes look sublime!!


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