Can you believe I was ‘commissioned’ to make another poo cake? Yes! It is true. One of the ladies I worked with liked the sound of it so much(!) that she asked me to make one to take into work with me. There was some relevance: there is a saying in my team, you may have heard of it – “you can’t polish a turd” – as in you can’t change the nature of things – if something is rubbish, then it’s rubbish and there’s nothing that can be done. Except that in my team we say – “you can’t polish a turd – but you can roll it in glitter” – ever the optimists! Anyway, hence the request for a glittery poo cake.
So, that was part of my weekend, baking and decorating the cake. The icing is a good one by the way – I’m not sure of the origins of it, I only have it scribbled down on a piece of paper – so I think it’s ok to share it with you:
Chocolate fudge icing
- 2oz butter
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
- 3 tbsp milk
- 5oz sieved icing sugar
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the cocoa, stir to blend and cook gently for 1 minute
- Stir in the milk and the icing sugar, take off the heat and mix thoroughly
You need to wait for the icing to cool a bit (stirring occassionally) before you can use it, so that it thickens, but it makes a great pouring icing. Also yummy as a sauce on ice cream etc.
Another part of the weekend was car hunting – and we found one! Yes, I’ve finally got a replacement for Letitia – I’m going to pick it up on Sunday, hooray! Well, half a hooray – I’m rather sad to see Aunt Letitia go…
We also went to the cinema this weekend. We don’t go too often, which means that when we do go it feels like a bit of treat! Anyway, we went and saw the last Harry Potter film. I loved it. I’m a big Harry fan.
Ooh we also pulled our first onion! Oh goodness it was a beauty. Alas it was out of the ground and into the pan before you could say ‘I’ll just get my camera’, but as there are a few more I’ll be sure to get a pic at some point.
And that was the weekend that was! Well, that and a bit of shopping, supermarket, ooh a haircut (nothing drastic – The Bert couldn’t even tell any difference. Neither could I if I’m honest), gym, BBQ… quite jam-packed actually.
I realise that I haven’t done any craft updates recently. I’ve not actually done much craft lately – crochet or other stuff. Not sure why. Perhaps I’ll pick up my hook again this week. In the meantime I’m enjoying seeing all your creations – and if I haven’t found you yet, please feel free to leave me a comment so that I can come and see what you’ve been up to!
Ooh before I go, you must take a look at my friend’s new website for her bespoke creations: Coconut Designs – she’s a very talented lady.