Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

There has to be a little smoked salmon on Christmas Day, even in the shape of a Christmas Tree. I knew that Christmas Tree cake pan I found at a charity shop would come in handy some day.

'I am not even looking at it, so what do you mean look out for the cat?'

Prep work done. Goose in the oven (there are no photos of the goose due to the champagne). 

At the end of a long day the party hats have been cast aside.

NB. The soya sauce and the tape measure were not used in the Christmas prep :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Granddad has Arrived

Granddad has arrived at Bumble Bee Cottage for Christmas. He went to the trouble of wearing different coloured shoes to surprise the Bumble Bee'rs but they didn't even notice his feet they were too busy talking his ear off.

The other passengers seemed to notice though. I wonder if he got a seat all to himself as a result?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Peppermint Scented Dork

I was asked to make a cake to be raffled off at B3's Christmas Fair. I was more than happy to oblige. I brought the cake in on the morning of the Fair, more than a little pleased with myself at how it turned out, only to be informed that the Fair was NEXT MONDAY - what a dork.

I left the cake with the teachers for their morning tea and made another one the following week.

I then decide that this would be an ideal cake for a Christmas article I was working on so I made a third cake for the photo shoot. After the shoot I took the cake to B1 and B2's school for the staff morning tea.

The cake is chocolate with peppermint buttercream and candy canes. After making three of these cakes in eight days I can't look another candy cane in the face!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chocolate Peppermint cake

I haven't made a cake for Mr Bee to take to work for a while so as I was feeling in the festive spirit I made a chocolate cake with chocolate peppermint icing.

I encrusted it with smashed up peppermint candy canes. I haven't bought candy canes while we have been in Guernsey so I have never noticed before but the candy cane available in the shops here (at least the ones I could find) are pink.

Pink candy canes wasn't a problem; it is just that I would have preferred traditional red. It didn't really matter as the cake container came home empty that evening.