Larry Kwong Hockey Cards

Larry Kwong Hockey Cards.


Wedding Afternoon Tea

A few weeks ago  my daughter and I helped with the wedding preparation for two of  our friend wedding. It was a steep learning curve and one of the main things we learnt was not to attempt a chocolate wedding cake in 30 degree temperatures. The theme was afternoon tea and we spent a very hot week trying out ideas and freezing ahead what we could.


The  cake for the bottom tier was make using  Martha Stewart ultimate chocolate cake recipe and the top tier was our tried and tested wheat free  victoria sandwich cake. Because of the heat we kept the decoration to a minimum and purchased the chocolate cigarillos, which were brilliant and well worth the expense. First we covered the cake with dark chocolate ganache and then added the cigarillos. we got lots of very good feedback on the taste. The top tier was covered with white chocolate buttercream with lemon curd used to sandwich the layers together.


We made a selection of small cakes including plain and cheese scones, chocolate brownies, macaroons, lavender biscuits, almond clusters, lemon drizzle cake and ice cream cone cakes which were very attractive and fun,  The cake stands were made using old LPs.



Good food Ice cream cone cakes recipe. Beware though the calorie is 756.

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The  hall was decorated using 1001 origami cranes, bunting and pompoms. A thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. These cranes were made by the bride and her sisters and it was very effective.

stash stories ♥ day thirteen

modflowers ✿

modflowers: stash storiesAs you read today’s post I will be heading home. All good things must come to an end I suppose, including holidays.

Although there are still a couple more stash stories to share.

Today is day thirteen. Unlucky for some…

stash stories13.3Today’s fabric is a classic Heals design from 1967.

However, now is perhaps the time for me to come clean and hang my head in shame whilst I admit I didn’t know that when I bought it.

I only found out later, after I became friends with Rachel at My Rainbow Vintage Home.

I learned from her that it is called Petrus, was designed by Peter Hall, and is now considered such a classic that there is some of this fabric held in the V&A textile archives.

stash stories13.2I also learned that Rachel had spotted my particular piece of Petrus (which is actually a big pair of beautifully-made curtains)…

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