Sweets for my sweet...
Dear supportive blog friends,
You say you think Johnny Depp (see previous blog post) might just show up on my door step one day... Well, I have actually swam in the same pool as Johnny, in a spa in Bath. Except he was not there at the time - a small but significant and squeekingly annoying detail. I am inclined to think that my turning into a mermaid and spending the rest of my days bobbing on the waters of the Carribean, is probably more likely than Mr J and I meeting in real life... But then again, I do have a lovely pirate in my life already, and two mini-pirates to chant "me hearties" with at any given time...
And there are other pleasures in life. Pleasures which do not require worrying about a bad hair day, or about turning into a stuttering teenager in the face of celebrity beauty. Chocolate, for example.
In my cheap silicone chocolate moulds from the local "Pound Stretcher" shop, some mini treats were born yesterday, hoping to tickle the palates of our dinner guests tonight. The cake stand they are posing on, is my latest little project. After having long admired similar cake stands in blogs and magazines, time had come for me to have a go. Many are those I should perhaps list as inspiration references here, but one in particular stands out: http://familjeniuttran.delacreme.se/, where Ida also has a link to her webshop (selling her hand-made beautiful cake stands and more).
In the top left corner of the six small images above, is one of my favourites from my Christmas chocolate making, milk chocolate with cinnamon and chopped hazel nuts. Below that image you can see the lemon white cholocate crisp butterflies, which share a plate with some home-made Daim. Last but not least is the home-made marzipan with orange peel, covered in dark chocolate.
I am completely ignorant when it comes to different types of supposedly posh china, but I have understood that Spode is a name familiar to many people. Those with a trained china eye may spot the pile of small Spode plates above and dare I say I was delighted to spend only 60 p for each of them in a local charity shop... Perhaps I should keep a little more quiet about the fact that one of them was drilled through to join its mates in this tiered cake stand experiment, as that might be perceived as sacrilege...?
Should anyone be interested in the recipes for the chocolates above,
I would be more than happy to share them, just give me a shout...
A sweet, sweet weekend to you all!