Hello! I hope you are all enjoying the long holiday weekend, both in the UK and US.
I spent Saturday with family celebrating my sister’s birthday this coming week. I really wanted to spoil her as she has had a tough few months, so I got her some gifts I knew she really wanted and decided to make a Rainbow Cake.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine made one for a party and I knew I had to find an excuse to make a rainbow cake, so I though I’d make one for Em and get the kids hyper on food colouring whilst I was at it 😉
I used the BBC Good Food Rainbow Cake recipe and decorated the top with hundreds and thousands and birthday candles. Em was impressed I think.
The fun thing about this cake, is you have no idea if it has worked until you cut it. Queue nerves and suspense…..TA DA! You could almost smell the e-numbers.
I made sure to use colouring pastes as the usual supermaket liquids just don’t cut it. I got mine from this eBay seller. I was so pleased with the result! The icing is cream cheese frosting.
The kids loved it and went back for second helpings (we all did after a rest!). There was so much leftover I had to take it round to my neighbours and share out. It’s a MASSIVE cake.
I think Em had a good day and I was so grateful that Em, Mum and her husband did my gardening. They all love it and I despise gardening! G feels the same and we agreed that we should continue to pay our gardener to come over – he’s called Michael Douglas ha!
I just realised that every time I share a picture of myself, I seem to have no make up on.
I spent the rest of my weekend working on my Craft Room Makeover (more on this soon I promise) and playing golf with G. We haven’t played for ages because of the awful British Spring weather!
What did you all get up to?
P.S. If you are local to Cambridge and love colour and yarn, get yourself down to my LYS The Sheep Shop on Tuesday, for the Sparkleduck Trunk Show. The yarns are by Cambridge-based indie dyer Heather and are LUSH. More Info here.