Birthday stuff finished!

And with an hour and a half to spare!

This quilt probably took a total of 5 hours to make, so nice and quick when you find out that half an hour of that time was spent by me fighting with my sewing machine to attach the binding rather that shred the thread. I’m pleased with how its turned out because it’s the first time I’ve made my own binding. I sewed it on in an extremely unorthodox fashion but I think it works. I’ll do the binding properly on my next quilt which I should hopefully have more time for!

I also baked this cake today using this recipe and the biscuit recipe from the Biscuiteers book. It took a lot of effort and a trip out to buy more butter and it doesn’t look at all like what I was going for! I wanted to roll a fern into the icing and paint over the relief so it looked more realistic. It didn’t work so instead it looks like I painted a tree on with coloured cocoa butter. Also I wish I was a bit neater with drawing with icing. Oh well, it’s to be eaten anyway and if the build up to the recipe is anything to go by it should be delicious!

Next to do is make some cake truffles for him to take into work tomorrow, but I’ll do those after dinner.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted September 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh lovely!! Well done on getting them finished on time.

    I think they are wonderful. xx

  2. Posted September 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I think the cake looks amazing and that your icing skills are great!

    Plus I adore the quilt – its so lovely!

    You are such a clever bean 🙂

    xxx

  3. Posted September 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love the blanket and the cake. Well done, what a lucky birthday boy!

  4. Posted September 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The cake is brill. Just right.

  5. Posted September 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ahh, you rolled with the quilt! Looks great!

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