Well, this week I made some new cakes I’d been wanting to try for a while: the Ispahan lychee, raspberry and rose meringue nests and a ham, cheese and olive savoury cake with Thai spices – recipe coming soon! You might be just as excited as me about the new savoury cake series … woohoo! 🙂 Also ecstatic to still have some meringue nests stored away in case of emergency: ie. running out of cake!
Putting it on at Chinese new year
Some of this week’s creations were cakes I’d made before and you can see them below on our Chinese new year table. Yummy Chinese dumplings followed by 3 cakes for dessert! Meringue nests, citrus curd mille-crêpes cake and healthy lime, pistachio and orange blossom cake. Noticing looks of delight but also alarm, I quickly reassured my friends that everything was sugar-free except the meringue nests! Yay! 🙂
As is traditional, my friends helped make the dumpling filling then we wrapped the dumplings sitting and chatting together at the table.
Climbing it off
The next day I went climbing and worked off some of the dumplings and cakes! And gave my climbing friends some of the lime, pistachio and orange blossom cake, which they all said they loved. They happily helped themselves to two or three pieces each so I do believe they weren’t just being polite…
You’ll wonder how I get up a rock. I wonder the same thing myself at times. Here I am thinking ‘Hmm, maybe I should have eaten a little less cake?’ then ‘Don’t be silly, you can make it!’ Hup!
Of course after all the exercise I felt even more peckish than usual for the rest of the week. So I had to exercise something called self-restraint. Yeah, you can guess how that went!
Almost forgot. Did you notice the biscuits in the first photo? Well, I don’t usually do biscuits but thought I’d try. Good (I just ate four of them) but still not convinced. So it’s back to the drawing board for them…
Oooh and a surprise for you will be finding me on my lovely biking, travelling friend Hogrider Dookes’ blog Friday around lunchtime, making a Guest Appearance! Yeah, not like a movie star as such but well, you’ll see…! 🙂 In Dookes’ words: ‘be there, or be square!’ Would it help if I tempted you? There’ll be cake…
Intrigued? Sorry, sweet reader, but no time for more – must be off now. Need to rest because tomorrow’s a BIG cake day!!! And it’s a cake some of you have been waiting for! Oh no, why did I say all that? What if the cake’s a complete disaster? Okay, must Keep calm and Go to Sleep. Goodnight and see you very soon! Sweet cake dreams to you all! 🙂