Thursday, April 15, 2010
Creativity update - Harriet
On Bank Holiday Monday - last week I planted some beans - you may have read the blog and seen the pics - by this Monday the beans looked like this and today they are like thisToday's creativity - Christine thanks for asking about Harriet - I have answered here... the recipe came from a magazine I bought 22 years ago. It had an advert for the Cadbury chocolate cook book (which I did not actually buy) but the advert had this lovely recipe..... After the first making I made a couple of alterations to the recipe, I now double the quantity of butter icing - I cut the cake into six pieces and sandwich them together with some of the icing - otherwise there are BIG chunks of cake, it is much nicer with layers. I also use way more than double the number of chocolate buttons and I could never be fussed cutting the buttons in half as the recipe suggests so we just have loads of whole buttons - they work well in lots of butter cream :-), oh and now that my baby is getting old Harriet has a few 'grey' spines!! Here is Harriet number 22 for my baby who will be 23... (Click here to see the Harriet for her 20th birthday - the 'grey' came in when she, my daughter, hit 21. It's funny to see that I have days of gardening and cake making on a regular, annual basis!!!) If you read this - Emma - HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday.