Friday, 14 January 2011

Yes, I'm still here!

Though you wouldn't think it after my distinct lack of activity on here!

I've barely picked up a scrap of Basic Grey since I last posted, my crafty stuff all got tidied up for Christmas(read: pushed to one side)  and there it's stayed - until today... I actually cleared a postage stamp sized area to make a card for a friend's little boy whose birthday it is this week. I'll show that over the weekend I think.

One thing I have been doing is lots of baking - here's a selection for you:

Christmas cake

Mince Pies (with handmade pastry AND mincemeat)

and my first attempt at Whoopie Pies - Carrot Cake with Orange Mascarpone Cream Cheese Filling

I have agreed to make a cake and 80 cupcakes for a friends wedding in June - I think I may be mad but felt it was an opportunity I couldn't turn down - especially in the current economic climate - you can never have too many strings to your bow!
I'm off to visit a friend in London next weekend and we had already planned on visiting various cupcake bakeries (Hummingbird Bakery, Cox Cookies & Cake, maybe Primrose Bakery too!) - it can now be classed as research! ;o)


  1. Oh wow love the cakes but you are mad!!!

  2. Deep respect! The xmas cake looks AMAZING and although I 'make' my own mince pies I do not make the pastry or mincemeat.


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