This week has been a busy week, not necessarily for crafting but more for making things. On Tuesday I went to the second Clandestine Cake club meeting in Warrington. 9 other lovely ladies also came along, bringing lots of different cakes, all baked with the theme of frolicking fireworks and copious celebration in mind.
There were all sorts of different cakes including a triple layer caramel cake, a hummingbird cake and a chocolate marshmallow cake.
After playing it safe at the last meeting, I wanted to try something a little bit different. My husband suggested using popping candy
So I searched for cake recipes using it and found a Heston Blumenthal recipe. It was fairly straightforward to make, although I missed off the chocolate glaze, which was probably the hardest bit! I forgot to take a photo after I made it, so here’s one after everyone had tucked in and tried a piece.
I didn’t let on what was in the cake, so the popping candy came as a surprise for people, making a lovely crackling sound as everyone was eating!
Later in the week I went along to another course at The Make and Do Studio – Creative Wrapping. The course was run by Sue Lacey, a very talented lady who knows everything you need to know about wrapping presents in a beautiful way.
We learnt the basics of wrapping, how to make a gift bag, tying bows and how to wrap unusual shapes such as bottles and biscuit tins. I learnt so many useful tips, perfect timing for christmas presents!
Please pop over to Wendy’s blog to see what everyone else has been up to for this weeks handmade Monday 🙂