A few things I have been meaning to share with you for a while...
I have never had much luck with large cakes as I am not generally very precise in my baking methods and I have found that the larger the cake, the less room for interpretation there is. But as lovely as cupcakes and muffins are, sometimes only a big cake will do. So I put my trust in Mary and as usual she did not fail - it came out perfectly. I just cannot seem to leave it at that though...I have started imagining all sorts of scrumptious new versions of sandwich cakes now that I have successfully mastered the most basic one. I can only hope that my experiments will be more of an ode to Nigella than to Dibley's Mrs Cropley...watch this space.
2. The Amazing Giantess: Maggie
Very well, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but will you look at the size of her! Maggie is growing at a rate of knots and I can hardly keep up. Though I suppose that means all my hard work is
paying off considering how tiny she was when I brought her home. She is becoming very lithe and elegant just like her namesake, and her eyes are now brown like mine. Don't be fooled by her appearance though...she still has enough mischief in her to spread between a dozen kittens and she is determined to make the most of it!
3. A Little Something New
In the small moments I have managed to steal between life and Maggie (the two apparently being mutually exclusive), I have been working on something new: above is a sneak peak. In the words of Rolf Harris...can you tell what it is yet?