I wasn’t going to post about my weekend as I haven’t really achieved anything, I think I’ve failed more than achieved! However I was aware that nobody is perfect and so thought I should still share what I’ve done.
It started with me attempting to make some lovely jammy dodger cheesecakes from a link I saw on twitter. I haven’t got a picture to show you as I’m afraid the went straight in the bin! There were 2 things that went wrong – probably cooked for too long and also (I’m not sure why) the paper part of the foil case came away, making the cake virtually inedible. It’s a shame really as they looked so promisingly lovely on cakeboule’s website! I will definitely try making them again though as the recipe is so easy to follow!
Next my other cake baking disaster. My weekly bake off cake this week was a Cherry cake. I am quite partial to a bit of cherry cake so couldn’t wait to get it in the oven! I had seen a few tweets about the cherries sinking, but blowing caution to the wind I stuck to the recipe, you can guess what happened!
The cake itself is lovely, nice and moist and light, however as you can see all the cherries sank to the bottom! Needless to say this one was saved from the bin and has been devoured sat in the sunshine today!
My last disaster was a sewing one! I had decided to finally leave behind the sewing of iPad and kindle covers and branch out more into appliqué
Had found some cheap (£1) pre made tote bags in Hobbycraft which seemed perfect for using for my designs. I decided to stick with a basic cupcake design which I have done previously on a kindle cover
I was careful to keep the front away from the back so as to not sew the bag together, and off I went. I finished the first cupcake and was quite pleased with the results, it seemed to flow much better than it had done perviously. I went to remove the hoop to move onto the next cupcake and was bemused as to why it was still attached to the bag. On turning it over I realised I had managed to sew the handle of the bag to the bag enclosing the hoop aswell! I’m so glad I have an unpicker to get me out of these situations! I will however persevere and hopefully have a finished bag or 2 to share with you next week!
So there we go, not really much of a Handmade Monday and more of an unhandmade Monday! I felt that I should still share my failures as well as my successes though! Speaking of which – pop over to the Handmade Harbour website to see what delights everyone has been making this week.