That’s Christmas To Me

No Foodie Friday atm, the fudge wouldn’t set so I’m not going to post the recipe until I’ve worked out what went wrong.



Epic Cake Fail

So yeah, that didn’t quite go as expected :S

Apparently (according to Dr Google), I was too impatient – I’m used to using metal forms, which you only leave the cake in for about 10-15mins MAX before turning it out. For silicon forms, you have to let it cool completely.


Cake still tastes really good though 🙂 Now I know how to use a silicon form, I will make a much nicer looking cake next time.

This is just the start of my Christmas baking, so there will be much more to come 🙂 My brothers-in-law (brother-in-laws?) are getting baked goods as Christmas presents this year (their wives have not been helpful in gift suggestions, except to say “no alcohol”. So I am baking – because they all love their food haha).

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It has begun…

I’ve started making Christmas presents… Here’s the progress so far:



I didn’t use a pattern for this one, seeing as I was just making a pretty simple beanie – Just knitted until it looked about the right size, then decreased it down to the end.



For my Nan (matches a pair of fingerless gloves I made her earlier in the year)

Pattern is this, it’s supposed to be a beret but it didn’t really turn out like that – so I figured a beanie would work too. It was probably because I used needles about 2 sizes smaller than the pattern specifies, because I’ve only got 2 sizes of double points (2.25mm & 3.25mm). I will be rectifying this problem once I have some spare spending money.