PARTIES, CAKES AND APRONS!!
Fluffy frosting in the making
We had Mr ‘D’s party yesterday, (now 7!), and were blessed with good weather, so thankfully the kids played outdoors. He prefers at home parties, with fun old-fashioned games. One of the activities the children did was decorate their own loot bag that I made from calico, with iron-on crayons. A space ‘shuttle’ cake was requested, and after I donned my ‘op shop’ apron, I nearly lost my cool making the fluffy frosting. In the past I have mostly made cakes with buttercream, however this was slightly challenging….Who ever knew that the amalgamation of egg whites, sugar and and water could turn into such a luscious, light, glossy, lickable concoction?! So, at the end of the day, 2 big sighs of relief….party boy happy, and frosting conquered!
Space Shuttle cake has 'landed'! Intact thankfully.Then, bizarrely enough, I found a great site on aprons last evening, http://www.http//apronista.blogspot.com/
There are links to an assortment of apron makers, and apron tutorials, for the aspiring domestic goddess and their wee domestic faeries!
There were squeals of apronista delight when I discovered a couple weeks ago, that I had won an apron, made by Little Eve, just by following a lovely lass's blog, http://www.littleeve-littleeve.blogspot.com/ run by Cathy who sells her wares through her Etsy store, and Made It. Me, who never wins anything…! It’s a cute little number called ‘cupcake’, and my little ‘B’ loves to dress up in it. So well made, tagged, and packaged beautifully it was, that I think this apron would make a gorgeous gift for a girl who likes to dabble in all things bakery and nice. Cathy also makes more domestic goodness in the form of lovely pouches, and cloth napkins.
And to top off another lovely co-incidence, it's Cathy's birthday today...just read this on your blog, Cathy!! Happy Birthday to you Cathy, hope you are having a terrific day!
Alas, I have to also confess, the book ‘A is for Apron’ sits on my bookshelf for inspiration only...but I will make myself a peg apron soon, really!
In the meantime I'll be happy to keep pondering about the previous owner of my apron. Who was she? What lovely things might she have cooked for her family, making memories whilst wearing it……?
Little Miss Cupcakes Apron by Little Eve