Monthly Archives: March 2011

Keeping it real

Traditionally you are supposed to keep the top tier of your wedding cake to serve at the christening or naming ceremony of your first child.  You can only do this if your cake is a fruit cake.   Here are some … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

I was born on the first day of spring (21st March). I’ve yet to have a birthday that wasn’t bright and fresh with a hint of sun.   I always look forward to the clocks going forward, brighter days and lighter … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: 5 A Day

  I often wonder whether Carrot Cake contributes towards my 5-a-Day.  Carrot Cake is one of the popular flavours in the Delights Kitchen. Recently I was asked by a gentleman to make a cake for his wife’s birthday.  She is … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: The Red Shoes

Two days before Christmas, I received a phone call from a man enquiring about wedding cakes.  Tony explained that his mother had made the cakes and he needed someone to ice and decorate the cakes.  It was also the ‘one … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: Moo

  I’ve never known anyone consume as much milk as Phoebe (our youngest).   The family think it would be cheaper to buy a cow, rather than all the shopping trips to buy milk.  She does ‘good behaviour’ when there’s a … Continue reading

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Mwah!

  One of my favourite lipsticks is Chocolate Raspberry from Fashion Fair.  I’ve been wearing this colour since I was 17.  Every time I’m near to running out, I panic because I think it might be discontinued.  This delightfully … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: The Wedding Feast

Alison and Paul got  married at St Etheldreda’s, in London’s Ely Place.  It is the oldest Catholic Church in England and one of only two remaining buildings in London from the reign of Edward I.  They had their reception in the crypt … Continue reading

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