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I don’t normally make birthday cakes for myself.  It always seemed kind of silly really.  But this year, the kids are on school holidays, and well, we needed an activity.

Someone posted a link to a Omnomicon on one of the forums I’m on, about how to make a Rainbow Cake.  LOVE the look of this cake. I’m not normally into such bright colours, but this is just too cool.

So I bought some cake mix and pulled out the gel dyes.

A good blogger would have taken more pictures, but oh well.

These are how the cakes looked while cooling.  I was a bit distraught at the browning of the violet colour, but it was still workable. And no, mine are the full fat, full calorie version.

rainbow-cake-cooling

I didn’t like the icing AT ALL that they used in the omnomicom cake.  Bleurgh.

So I got out my gels again, and coloured some ready-made icing, and spiraled it together.

rainbow-cake-icing

I rolled the icing out and added it to the cake.  The stuff stretched while I was putting it on the cake, so it gave it an ovalness that was not pleasing to my eye.  But c’est la vie.  Added a few hearts, and voila.

rainbow-cake

And the best part was eating it.

rainbow-cake-cut

Word to the wise though: Don’t serve it to kids after dinner.  Make it an early afternoon cake instead.  The food colouring induced mania is easier to handle in the daytime. 😉

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Thoughtfulness

I have been on the receiving end of some lovely friends this week.

I had a surprise parcel in the post on Friday, from my friend Sheryl, but hmmm, I wasn’t expecting anything.  I open it to find a beautiful birth announcement for her lovely wee girl. But there was also a hank of Utiki wool for me to dye, some Dirty Soap AND some chocolate.

I have to admit, that the chocolate didn’t last even an hour.  But I can’t bring myself to open the soap, since it looks are darn pretty, even though it smells absolutely divine.   The wool will most definitely be dyed in the next session.

Then, I came home yesterday, to find yet another surprise.  This is what I get for gripping I guess, oops!  A beautiful new set of light mamapads and an Aero Mint Bar.

Well, you have to imagine the the Aero bar, as chocolate doesn’t last long around these parts.  Yes, I love chocolate.  I also love Esther, who is just the sweetest and most thoughtful person.

Thanks for making my week you two.  Muah!

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Wordle for the fun of it

A bit of fun, thanks to the lovely Gabes, I gave Wordle a try.  It creates a word cloud using the RSS feed from your blog.  This is mine.

Sorry for the small size, but I am HTML-challenged. If you click on it, you can see it larger.

And look!  There is Gabes, immortalised on my word cloud.

Thanks for a bit of fun distraction.

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