Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and relaxed for the weekend, what are you all up to?? Anything exciting? I know that Our Sonia is having fun at the Seaside with the added bonus of getting to watch her hubby Mark perform with his band over the weekend, I can only imagine how proud you must feel watching all of their fans enjoying the show. I reckon you will be ready for some peace and quiet come Sunday night though!! Our Maria is also having an exciting weekend as she is off to the NEC tomorrow to the Creative Craft show that also has a Cake show as well, mind you from what I remember there are that many craft stalls you don't get time on a one day ticket to do both. I am quite jealous, I have really missed Craft Shows this year, not only the shopping either it's the fun of meeting all the lovely craft friends that you only ever get to see at the shows (other than us Blog friends), at Ally Pally our lunch group seemed to get bigger every year! Anyway I can't wait to see what you buy Maria, have you got a list?
The highlight of our Weekend is a Trip to the Tip !!! I know it's not exciting, although I do love the feeling of getting rid of so much rubbish and clutter! Other than that it's another relaxing one for us, Paul had a super busy week at work so he needs to wind down a bit.
Janet & Jim's Friday Cakes
Janet kindly sent me the description of their mouth watering cakes for us all to enjoy...............
"Here is This week's Cakes and their description.
'THIS WEEK IT'S CHOC ALL THE WAY'
As I said earlier I sent Jim out of the car on his own to choose this week's Cakes so they were a complete surprise to me when I unwrapped them this evening.
Jim's Cake was made as follows:
the base was a soft thin sponge then coated with a layer of Crispy choc Biscuit (this was dark choc).
The first layer on top of this was a dense but soft Dark Choc Mousse.
The top layer was a beautiful creamy Dark choc Mousse and was finished with a dusting of fine choc and a tiny piece of white choc.
(you really had to love Dark Choc for this cake).
I have to say that Jim finger cleaned his plate!!!
My cake this week was:-
A plain Choc sponge base.
The first layer on this base was Dark Choc Cream and on top of this
was a layer of Milk Choc Cream.
The top layer was a thick White Chco Mousse
finished with a coating of Vanilla Glaze with Dark Choc running through it.
The final touch was a small piece of White choc with a little dusting of Cocoa.
This too had a tiny piece of White Choc as the final touch.
I have to say both these cakes were Dream Cakes and I hope you all enjoy them with us.
Oh my goodness Janet, give Jim a big old pat on the back, he chose well, I was rummaging around the pantry for chocolate after reading this!!
Thank you so very much for sharing your cakes with us, it's the new Saturday Highlight !!!XXX
Now onto the Magazine Review, I decided to subscribe to Die Cutting Essentials magazine as I saw a really good 3 magazine deal and I have loved the last few issues. So my first issue arrived on Wednesday and I couldn't have been more disappointed, the free die has to be the worst one I have seen, it's just an odd design, it's not the fact that it's religious as I actually don't mind Nativity scenes etc on Christmas cards, it's one of those dies that you will use once maybe and shove in a drawer! You can see for yourself......
Diecutting Essentials Review