Someone’s trying to tell me something

Uncategorized | 21st April 2012 | By

As some of you may be aware, I try my hand at many of the giveaways I come across in the blogosphere, mostly to no avail. But this month, at virtually the same time, I won two giveaways AND both were cake decorating items. Well, I know cake decorating is not my forte and so it seems does the Great Baker in the Sky.

First up was a delightful Easter set from Yasmin Limbert. Those lovely spring colours, bright yellow and green, as well as the cute ducks, had me desperate to get my hands on this as soon as possible. Just Bake seems to have virtually everything you could ever want for showing off your bakes in style. Sadly, these arrived just too late for me to use them for Easter. I may just keep them for next year now or as it’s still spring I may use them anyway. Thank you Yasmin.

A couple of days after hearing I’d won the above, I heard I’d won some Dr Oetker decorating goodies from Karen of Lavender and Lovage. Goodness me! Weirdly they arrived on exactly the same day as the Easter decorations. It was like Christmas all over again as I eagerly tore open boxes and ripped off layers to find out what I’d been sent. I wasn’t disappointed. There are lots of things to top cakes, cupcakes and biscuits. Scarily, there is a tube of chocolate icing complete with four different nozzles – gulp! I was particularly taken with the sugar alphabet letters (which I used yesterday) and the sugar butterflies. There was also a packet of milk and white chocolate hearts, which will definitely come in handy. Thank you Karen.

I’m building up a nice collection of decorating materials and I’m really looking forward to having some fun and putting them to good use. Now, I just need a large spare cupboard to put them all in.

If you fancy your chances, Karen is running a further Dr Oetker giveaway on her blog at the moment. I obviously don’t feel I’ve got enough decorating material yet as I’ve entered this one too.

How do you like to decorate your bakes?



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    21st April 2012

    Wow! great haul of goodies there. I did a lot of cake decorating when my sons were young, mostly novelty birthday cakes. I go for a simpler approach now and chocolate often features!

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      22nd April 2012

      Wow Janice – novelty cakes always look as though they are quite a feat. Are you saying your sons don’t appreciate them anymore??? 🙂

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      22nd April 2012

      Ha ha Dom, sounds as though I should send them all over to you for your marathon baking day today.

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    23rd April 2012

    Don’t say to no avail, I had a chocolate mould hand delivered to you from halfway around the world! 😀 I can’t wait to see what you make with your new treasures, Choc, and I’m glad you won them! xx

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    24th April 2012

    Celia, that is so very true AND I treasure the mould, you and it’s delivery. When I finally get around to mastering tempering, that mould will not know what has hit it. I didn’t mean to sound ungrateful, I’m truly thankful for any gifts I receive.

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    24th April 2012

    The great baker is the sky is definatly trying to get your attention! What to do with them now!

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    Karen S Booth
    27th April 2012

    LOL! I had to laugh at this post Choclette! GOOD FOR YOU too, for winning, as I know you are usually #neverwinsasausage along with @TwitTottee! I was SO pleased when I saw the Rafflecopter throw up your name, I was probably JUST as excited as you!
    Well done and CARRY on BAKING!

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    28th April 2012

    Hehe Karen, that’s very kind of you. I was very pleased to win and to win something even more exciting than a sausage too. Thank you again 🙂

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