Saturday, 23 May 2009

Another Cake & a Study Break

At long last the final assessment has gone. After agonising over the damn thing, tweaking and re-tweaking, spellchecking and printing it out, it has been posted off and the course is over. So, time for a breather, a little space to relax (ha!) and catch up on housework (ha!) and maybe even time to be creative in a different way than writing (yay!). At least until September time when I will have to begin another course :-)

Tomorrow is my Nana's 89th Birthday Party - which she is having at my house. So, I've been forced to dust and hoover up months of neglect and make a cake. This was a bit of a cake saga (aren't they always) in that it was supposed to be a fairly simple cake - one layer, bit of icing, nice decorations on top. But no, once my mind was free from OU thoughts, it went a bit crazy with thoughts of more exciting cake designs - which took twice as long as they should and involved 'mummy being cross'. Ahem. Anyway, I'd never tried a two tier cake before and always wanted to, so I did and it turned out okay (I was surprised). And the fondant roses (yes, they are supposed to be roses!) were something I learned this morning from a tutorial on YouTube - that place is amazing, they have tutorials on everything! There are plenty of mistakes on the cake - lumpy bits, uneven bits, even bits where the cake shows through the icing and the icing shows through the ribbon (oops), but I think my Nana will like it and that's what counts, right?

Happy Birthday Doreen!

10 comments:

lusks said...

Oh you are clever, your Nana will be so proud that her grand-daughter made such a masterpiece. Enjoy the party!

tea and cake said...

I should think your nana will love it - it is beautiful! Ooh, I'd get you to make my cake for me, anyday! You clever thing.
Am now wondering what you will produce now the ou is out of the way for a time...?

Sally H said...

What a fabulous cake! You should be very proud of yourself, and I'm sure your Nana will love it! Have a wonderful party!

Everything Stops for Tea said...

lovely cake Susan - I want some of that cake to go with my tea please!!!

Hope everyone has a fab time!

campbellgirl said...

It's gorgeous Susan, she'll be rapt! Tell Nana Happy Birthday from New Zealand. xox D.

Papoosue said...

Thanks guys. The party went really well and Nana loved the cake and all the other food - she had a great time. She almost fell asleep after I gave her a (large) port to drink though!

meandmymakeup said...

I was doing the OU creative writing course earlier this year but had to give it up because my depression and panic attacks were so bad i couldnt cope with the course. I am hoping to do it but not sure if it will be this year or next.

Pauline said...

WOW That is a stunning cake Susan, I should have got you to make our wedding cake! Well done my girl.

lisa said...

What a fantastic cake. If this is a first attempt at sugar roses you have made a brilliant job. It took me months at night school to make anything half as good. You should be very proud of yourself. Well done!
What a lucky Nana.

Lisax

lisa said...

Hi Susan

Me again. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm sorry I didn't put a link in to you but I'd looked at so many blogs yesterday I couldn't remeber who's cake I'd seen. Will recitify this now.
Thanks again for visiting.

Lisax