May 15th, 2009

Photo - rainbow

Was that really necessary, sir?

I swear to God, the next person who decides it's so very hilarious to laugh at me in a sarcastic manner, when I'm struggling through the downpour in stupid shoes and with wet feet, from the comfort and dry of their nice warm car... that person is going to get an umbrella to the face. I'm just saying. (At least nobody used me as target practice today.)

The first layer of Alison's bithday picnic cake is in the oven cooking happily away, and I've washed up all the utensils to make the second one. I should really buy another 20cm cake tin. I shall take a photograph of the limey lime cake of limey doooooom when it's all finished. My lime cake is even lime-coloured. Almost, anyway.

Nothing else to report.
Photo - Atget mouth door


Note to self: stop trying to make amazing-looking cakes. They will never be as good as in your head. Your kitchen is not big enough, and your tools rubbish. You cannot make good enough satin icing. Stick to what you know and you'll stop being disappointed.

The icing I made yesterday evening, which was pretty much perfect, ended up drying out overnight and then I ran out halfway around the cake (it was too dry to merely place on top and mould over the edges, I had to do the top first and then the sides...) so half of the sides are just covered in the buttercream I used as filling.


Ah well. It's the thought that counts, right?