Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Sometimes, things go so well and sometimes things go oh so badly.
On this occasion it was the latter.

Jessica celebrated her 6th birthday on Friday and as is the tradition Granny was asked to make the cake. I was all prepared in advance, making the cake a couple of days beforehand and keeping it in the freezer.

On Friday, all I had to do was decorate it, what could go wrong?
Well, basically everything!

My, I have all day to decorate it turned into just 1 hour.
To add to that, it was such a hot day but I shouldn't really use that as an excuse.
The picture that I had in my head, did not materialise as I imagined on the cake
and I thought it looked hideous.

Have you guessed what it is yet?

We soldiered on, taking the cake to Jessica's tea party and were met by oohs and arrhs from Jessica and even an, "amazing!" from her Mummy.

In the end, I asked everyone if they knew what it was supposed to be and they got it right straight away - it's a teddy bear!

I wonder did you guess that?

Next week, I'm supposed to be making a cake for 30 people for my son to take to work for his birthday and Charlotte wants a Shopkins cake, which she has designed herself and I have the drawing attached to my fridge freezer.
I am beginning to wonder if my novelty cake making skills have now been stretched to their limit. Perhaps it's time to hang up my hand mixer. 

Getting away from cake making, I have finished this cardigan for Charlotte and I'm really pleased with it. It is a Drops pattern, using their muscat yarn.

This is the colour Charlotte chose herself and I have another on my needles for Jessica but in orange. Her choice again but extremely bright, hopefully that will be finished sometime next week and I'll include it in my next post.

I received lots of lovely comments on my last post, thank you very much.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. I love your cardigan. I thought your cake was a bear, then thought maybe it was something else but couldn't think of anything on TV it may be. I used to make all sorts of cakes for the girls when they were small, but not sure I'd tackle anything now other than a basic sponge cake

  2. Uumm.... I thought it was Stitch from Lilo and Stitch (Sorry!) Still looks yummy :) Your knitting is gorgeous x

  3. Sorry, I thought the cake was a monster of some sort, but still looked lovely. Love the cardigan!