Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I was working in the lab late one night..

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight....actually it was more likely that I was shopping when I beheld the eerie sight, but it sounds better this way. What am I talking about....Halloween cookie cutters.

So as my husband is starting to work out, I have a thing for cookie cutters. It has not reached epic proportions yet, but I could get there given time. I love them. And there are some great ones out there - like this one below. I loved it. It is a Fred brand one and my eldest and I had some fun playing around with it.
As Halloween fast approaches there are blogs and websites that are overloaded with festive cookie designs. I love them. I was never into halloween to tell the truth but this year I am. And we are planning to dress up too. If I can find a funky hat before then.

This is a shortbread vanilla cookie with white royal icing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wedding cake - traditions and elegance

Okay, so I have been busy making a friends wedding cake and cookies...ohh now you know. That is where I have been lurking..but I am not ready to show you that yet. In the midst of all the decorating I have been doing I was thinking about my own wedding and the cake we had. No, I didn't make my own and I think any bride who does is very brave and very organised. We had lots of family travel to us for our wedding so even if I could have, I don't think I would have had the sanity to do it. So getting back to it. Our cake...was very small - only two tiers and was made by the wonderfully talented JudyC in Brisbane. It was a fruit cake (see I told you there was tradition) and there was some orchids to match my bouquet (elegant).

And we loved it. I told my hubby I wanted a big party all over again (one day) for our wedding, so that we could celebrate all over again - and this time I might make the cake ;)  So, did you love your wedding cake? Would you celebrate the same way all over again?