Today me and the O/H stumbled across the manchester picnic. The event is running Friday to Sunday at Piccadilly Gardens with an array of food vendors such as Matilda’s, Fire & Salt BBQ and Piggy Smalls. There’s also entertainment on such as DJs and singers. We caught a gent doing a fantastic acoustic set, unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. The food is fab, good prices and a lovely atmosphere.
Get yourselves down there!
My poor attempt at pictures!
One of the things that has kept me busy over the last few weeks was making my Sister’s wedding cake. I have never undertaken anything of this size or importance but although a very stressful time this melted away when I saw the look on her face. She loved it!!
After much research I decided on a Madeira sponge. It’s a dense sponge that handles the weight of extra tiers well but keeps moist too. In the middle i used buttercream and strawberry jam. Mmmmmm.
Yes I did use all these eggs!
Don’t forget to grease your tins
Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn’t cook to quickly.
Brought my friend along for the ride!
Had to get my Sister’s poodle on the cake!
Ignore the mess!
Tired but very proud of our achievement.
We had a fantastic time. My Sis looked like a Princess and the cake went down a treat!
I have been neglecting my blog of late. I have been so busy with births, weddings and holidays!
To celebrate my return to the blogisphere I am wearing my new flamingo skirt.. Love it!!