Monday, 7 May 2012

Cake for camp

My Rangers are off to County Camp this summer which is very exciting and for some of them is the first time they have been on a Guide camp (for me too!).  Given we are a new unit and haven't camped before we didn't have any camping equipment. Some things we can borrow but there was still a lot of expensive equipment (i.e. tents!) that needed to be bought.

We have been fundraising throughout the year with a stall at the church's Christmas Fayre, and face-painting at various events.  I have also done a couple of cake sales at work which have gone very well.  The people in my office are very supportive of good causes, particularly when it involves cake!

As I came to bake for the last sale I had all the ingredients piled up on the side and it was a pretty impressive pile!  So I took a picture.  Here it is, my last cake sale from this:

To this:

There is:
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
Lemon sponge with icing
Chocolate brownies
Caramel Slice (Millionaires shortbread)
Jam and coconut sponge
Chocolate tiffin
Vanilla sponge with butter icing

They went down well and we raised over £100 which is amazing, huge thanks to everyone who ate cake!.  A friend at work is doing a cake trolley this Friday to raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Imagine Appeal so I will be baking for that and will try and remember to take lots of photos and blog some of the recipes.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Dozens of doilies and a giveaway

Doilies in crochet and Tennerife lace

I have been eagerly awaiting this weekend not just for the bank holiday but because I have been wanting to do a post about the doilies for my wedding dress now there is getting to be quite a collection and I've been waiting on the arrival of a batch of doilies from my soon to be mother-in-law and her craft group.

Doilies in crochet and Tennerife lace

They arrived today and in total I now have around 70 delightful little doilies ready to go on the final dress.  They are all different and all stunning in their own way.  This post is a celebration of them, I wanted to share some photos of the current doily stash and hold a little giveaway as a bit of a celebration.  I have decided to give one of you lucky people a 'Big Book of Little Doilies' so you can enjoy making some of your own pretty little doilies.  If your interested in the book (there are some photos at the end of this post) just use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom to enter.

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