December 22, 2010

Christmas cake...have a go...

...as you'll no doubt have noticed by now...i don't often let a lack of skill or technical knowledge stop me having a go at things...and when i saw Kirstie decorating cupcakes as presents...i just had to have a go for my FIL's Christmas cake...and this is the result:


...its sort of half ribbon bow and half rugby scarf...but his team are the cherry and whites...so its all cool...and Santa does have a matching scarf!!



...i formed the bow loops around the tube from an old roll of tin foil and stuck them onto the cake once they had dried hard {about 24 hours}...trouble is...i've made it so big it doesn't fit in the tin now!




...as you can see its by no means perfect...and i'd do it slightly differently if i did it again...but i enjoyed doing it...and i know if he ever makes it through the snow to pick up, he'll have a good laugh :0)




this is the opposite style totally...as its for my Mum's house guests {who aren't coming due to the snow...but luckily fruitcake keeps!}...its subtle, i hope stylish, and still fits in the tin!! lol
there is a whole half~bottle of brandy in this cake...so you'll be able to imagine the yummy smell it has been emitting for the last 6 weeks...mmmmmmmmmmm
ok...after Christmas i promise normal service will be resumed...and i'll be stamping and creating more paper craft stuff again...but boy have i enjoyed a change :0)...and i'll leave you with the greeting i received from my friend's 3 year old this morning {who hadn't seen me since my latest hairdressing catastrophe};
"oooooh alix....you've got strawberries on your wellies...oooooooh i like your hat...ooooooooooh dear...you've got some red paint in your hair!!!" ;0)

7 comments:

misteejay said...

Don't kids say the funniest things (well most of the time LOL).

Love both the cakes - great that you have been enjoying playing in other mediums.

Toni :o)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

looks fabulous to me :) Loving both the cakes, shame to cut them up :)

Rosie said...

Great work on the cakes! Hair grows, nuff said.

Claireliz said...

Oh I love those cakes, I've just cut out a green fondant icing Christmas tree & plonked it on! lol
C
xx

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Oh Alix, you are so bloody clever and brave. Well done

lynmcf said...

Those cakes are fantabulous ... they look good enought to eat!!!

vixen said...

The cakes look fab Alix well done you love the cake with the bow best :) bet they were yummy.