Monday, November 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Quilt Drive

The pattern is "Wonky Log Cabin" and these six blocks are my contribution to a quilt drive for those affected by the recent Superstorm Sandy.

I signed up at The Quilting Gallery to make some blocks.  The pattern is pretty easy and there are good instructions.

Recent Wedding Cakes

Here's a couple of wedding cakes Verdie and I have worked on recently.

The first one is from one of the Wilton books.  It has masses of roses and carnations plus the curved pieces that have to be pre-made and formed on the white Wilton curved formers, and then iced with dots and sweet peas.

Top tier

Bottom tier

This was mostly Verdie's work although I did give her a lot of moral support while I was working on my grandson's lego cake!  

East End Cake Decorators November 2012 Meeting

This colourful table-full of cookies are only half of those decorated on Sunday by members of our Cake Decorating Group.  It's an annual thing.  Each November we decorate cookies for local charities, these will be distributed by St. Margaret's in the Pines Church (our meeting place).  As usual, we are under a time constraint, because we have to decorate and package within two hours, so we devise ways to not have wet icing at packaging time.  Spreading a thin layer of royal and then dipping in sanding sugar works well, as does pre-making small decorations such as holly leaves, candy canes, angels and stars.  

Working hard

Above and below are close ups

Diane K and Shirley making a start on the packaging.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Elijah's 3rd Birthday

Elijah wanted a Star Wars Lego birthday cake.   Heather found a Yoda character that wasn't attached to a $$$lego kit.  Yoda is Elijah's favourite character and you can see him dressed as Yoda in my previous post on Halloween.

On the left is a space craft under construction.  On the right is the home of the characters, with table and chairs, a sofa and side table.

This is a great place for a kids' party, lots of running, climbing and sliding.

Halloween 2012

The five Ontario grandkids anxious to be on their way to candy heaven.  All the rest of us soon as we get a photo of you all!

Finally, ready for a photo.
We were so lucky with the weather.  The bad storm was supposed to give us high winds and rain on Halloween night, but all it did was drizzle a little.

Jack and his sister Emily, the Owl.

Heather and her little ballerina Lauren

Joshie as Darth Vader

Elijah as Yoda
We all had a lot of fun.  The kids and their parents roamed the streets while the various grandparents passed out the treats at the door.