Friday, March 18, 2011

The Epic and Glorious story of my very own cake wreck

So it is my birthday on Sunday so I dedicated my only day off this week and a half to making myself a birthday cake. *deep breath* i am not the worlds worst baker, i do make a tasty and well presented cake. Unfortunately today the cake was just not going to work.

First, I have used my two chocolate and vanilla recipes, theses I have used many times with no problem. the choc cakes failed to reach there normal heights, i wasn't worried tho. Then while my vanilla cakes were backing i peeped in the oven to discovered my pan had broken. I like to use sping form pans and have never had a problem but alas my batter was running all over the bottom of the overn. I shoved a tray under the pan to stop it leeking more than had to scrape off the crap from the bottom as it was starting to smoke. all that time with the door open made yet more flat cakes.

Then my gluten free cake, i tried a lovely new vanilla recipe while mixing the cake the mix master decide it wanted to have a RDO and simply stopped mixing...... Yep all was going well. The GF cake took an hour in the oven and it's dry on the outside and soggy in the middle.

No i am not done. i Figured it would still be ok because my trusty Buttercream icing is always a winner and will normally cover up my mistakes...... yep you guessed it, the dam stuff just wouldn't blend properly.

My three teair cake has come down to a complete wreck the supports also arn't doing a very good of supporting and the cake is slumping as we speak. Good thing my family will eat it anyway :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

if you are having a bad day, i think it's time for a laugh

Monday, March 7, 2011

vintage swimsuit

Q:Do I swim at the beach?
A: not often.
Q:Do i need a new swimsuit
A: NO.
However I do believe that a hand made vintage style swim suit would look lovely in my fashion folio so....... for my next trick i will make one.

I am biased and do not really like the swim wear that is commonly around these days, most of them leave little to the imagination. other then that who decided triangles were attractive? well anyway y here are some classics that i like.

I am very impressed by the lil black number

So I am currently dong some sketches to see what style I decide to continue with :) Wish me Luck

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My new dress is my first crack at the art of self drafting patterns. I am happy with the result and the mistakes are only there to be seen by other sewers who know what to look for. The waist breaks up the fabric so the pattern is not to over bearing.
I would love a nice pair of black Mary janes, I've been on the look out but it's back in to boot weather and the ones i have seen look far to expensive and flimsy.