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It's so cold in my garden you might even see...


It's so cold in my garden you might even see...

Well, thats a bit of an exagguration! it is cold and there is a partial sprinkling of snow, it is also raining.
Actually this is my christmas cake ~ but its all gone now! It was delicious!



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Lol! We still have 3/4 of our xmas cake (as I don't eat it!) My hubby makes cake, pud and mince pies every Christmas!! He also makes a huge Steak n' Kidney and this year managed to make 8 lots of pastry, bless him!!

7 Jan, 2011

 

i have always made cake, pudding and mince pies but this year i gave in and didnt make the pudding ~ no one wanted it. i made the delia recipe instead where she does all the fruit and no 'pudding' ~ very nice and not so heavy. this was also a delia recipe ~ the creole cake ~ very moist and morish i shall certainly make it again ~ easy too!

7 Jan, 2011

 

With all this snow around I'm beginning to feel like those penguins! Very nice cake- did you make the penguins too? :-)

7 Jan, 2011

 

very cute :)

7 Jan, 2011

 

clever girl, plenty of snow here Sticki. sick of it now, and Lulu, dropped on your feet with your husband, all that baking and pastry making, do you hire him out, !!

7 Jan, 2011

 

i wish i had made the penguins but no i bought them from the toy department!
lulu you have your OH well trained.

7 Jan, 2011

 

That's a pretty cake :o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

What a great cake! Did you watch The March of the Penguins on tele?? I saw it for the first time this year . . . aaaawww, cute.

7 Jan, 2011

 

ive got it on dvd ~ i love it ~ its such a fascinating story ~ ive always loved penguins but that film shows you what persistant, incredible birds they are.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Absolutely . . . "incredible" is the word. (and I've just uploaded a rare cake of my own - not as smart as yours, but might make you smile).

7 Jan, 2011

 

i saw it and you are right ~ i did smile ~ a smile-engendering cake is always a good thing ~ i think that must be an ancient proverb of some sort?? have i got the right word?

7 Jan, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Trust Sticki to eat it all before telling her best friends.Look how starved my jamie looks let alone poorly me
Think her rating has dropped some.

7 Jan, 2011

 

oh dear bjs ~ im very sorry. now i feel bad.

7 Jan, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

All good fun.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Smile-engendering sounds all right by me. :)

7 Jan, 2011

 

:o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

Just seen these little fellas' waddling up our road..Lol..
you don't believe me,do you Sticki?..

7 Jan, 2011

 

well i didnt know they could walk that fast ~ cos they were here a couple of hours ago!?

7 Jan, 2011

 

They said they hitch hiked on a snow plough..:o))

7 Jan, 2011

 

well they must have hijacked that cos there arent any round here! and it certainly wasnt on a gritter!
and since when could penguins talk?

7 Jan, 2011

 

...of course they can't,Sticki..you are just being silly now..:o) ..sign language is universal ..they used their little flippers to 'thumb' a lift,and nodded their heads northwards..such clever little things..Lol

8 Jan, 2011

 

oh yes of course ~ how silly of me ~ they have happy feet dont they!!

8 Jan, 2011

 

Well, Bloomer and Sticki, I hesitate to say you are both mad because you will probably say 'takes one to know one' but you have certainly made me laugh :)

Love the cake and the little penguins - bet it tasted as good as it looks. I like Delia's cakes but hadn't heard of the creole cake before. Just googled it - my goodness no wonder it's moist, it's full of booze!

8 Jan, 2011

 

yes gee and i fed it each week too!!!
definitely to be recommended ~ an excellent way to pass christmas!

8 Jan, 2011

 

No wonder y'all seeing penguins with all that boozy cake!!
I had a friend who was brought up in Sounth Africa on the cape, they had penguins everywhere. Some used to live in a burrow unser her house, trouble was, they are very smelly birds and refuse to be rehomed, they just waddle back!! Stink of fish apparently!

8 Jan, 2011

 

oh thats not good ~ now you've spoiled my cuddly illusion of a penguin
a fish smelling cake would not be good

8 Jan, 2011

 

Mine as well...fancy penguins stinking of fish...:o))

8 Jan, 2011

 

will have to feed them something else ~ thats all!!
smoked salmon smells ok, or roses????

8 Jan, 2011

 

Whats you waist measurement?.......lol

8 Jan, 2011

 

How's about a cuddley meercat then!!

8 Jan, 2011

 

no meercats dont have the same appeal
milky ~ its more than it used to be but thats all im prepared to say!

9 Jan, 2011

 

Been meaning to look at this pic for a while...never guessed it was a cake tho! They look real upset tho Sticki, you obviously forgot to add fish to the mix!

11 Jan, 2011

 

they do look a bit cross ~ i think someone has pinched their fish!!!
it wasnt me ~ but last year i had a polar bear on the cake ~ maybe he stole their fish!!!

11 Jan, 2011

 

I am going to make a Linda mixed bag cake. I have a bit of everything left so I shall mix it all into a cake recipe and see what it tastes like. Love the penguins they look so sweet.

12 Jan, 2011

 

that would be a variation on delia's christmas cake in the bag!!
please put a photo on ~ id like to see the inside ~ whats going to go in it? not penguins surely?
smarties can be baked ~ they are a nice crunchy surprise!!

12 Jan, 2011

 

Love the penguins Sticki......haven't seen them before as decorations, haven't had Xmas cake in years though.....

12 Jan, 2011

 

i got them in the toy department rather than the cake department!!!

12 Jan, 2011

 

I shall have a go at the cake over the next few days and if it tastes alright and cooks alright Ill let you know. I've been in Derby for 4 hours around the shops and bought trousers a blouse and a black top...........spent the money I had as presents. Had some lunch at Birds.

12 Jan, 2011



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