Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Emerging from hibernation

It really can't be nearly 2 months since I did my last post, I'm sure there is a blog post thief out there somewhere.
I haven't been sitting around doing nothing all that time though, I've been making costumes for the school concert next week and - I have been trying out some new recipes for the upcoming market season like the toffee apples.

And mini lemon meringue tartsMarion celebrated her birthday a couple of days before she left on an overseas trip - she of course, made her own birthday cake - as you do!
I know you want to see a better photo of her cake................... It was huge - about 8 layers with a tempered chocolate flower on top.
Marion is currently in Venice - poor her!

My eldest cherub turned 12 a few weeks ago and instead of a traditional birthday cake, he asked for a macaron tower! At the time I couldn't think of anything to fill in the gaps with - if he had been a girl, I would have used flowers but since have thought that I could have used strawberries or marshmallows.
His friends didn't seem to notice the gaps and were quite impressed.


sue said...

And so they should be - it looks great - what a feat of engineering! Nice to have you back on the blog-o-shere!

Miss Muggins said...

Very impressive indeed! Time flies when you are having fun, and not spending it all on the computer!

artymarty said...

Do I detect a bit of masterchef inspiration? All of these examples of cooking are wonderful. Congratulations

Mogs Designs said...

Wow, Yummmmm, dribble!!
welcome back

Amanda said...

Welcome back. Great birthday cake. Your right, poor marion must be dreadful travelling the world, and her birthday cake wasn't too bad either.

Kirsty said...

Great toffee apples....hope they are not a case of beginners luck!!!!

Pam said...

I was thinking only yesterday about you Christina and thought I would have a look and make sure I hadn't missed one of your posts! and I hadn't! lol,
Glad to see you're ok and keeping busy doing very yummy things too! I think lemon meringue would have to be one of my fav yummies. x