Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reunion Cake

In 1998 six families (including my youngest daughter, son in law and myself) travelled to China to pick up their daughters. Since then all the families have a yearly reunion for the girls from Guixi . This weekend is my daughters turn to host the 2009 get together. Included in the festivities we have a dinner ending with a cake that all six girls pose with and then cut and serve.

My daughter, "Mum, I would like to have a different cake this year!!".

Me, "What are you thinking for the design?

Daughter, "I really don't know, just something different"

Me, "OK, let me see what I can come up with. Can I use the picture on your wall?" It is a picture of the Great Wall of China.

Now I have no idea how to decorate a cake, so to the library I go. Read, read and read some more. I buy fondant, food colouring, icing tips and bags, etc etc etc.

I have no cake pan big enough , so order an uniced cake from bake shop. Then I start, mix butter cream icing, roll fondant, cut fondant into "wall" shape, paint , add chocolae "rocks," add grass, etc. etc. etc.

I finished the cake tonight at 9:30p.m.

What do you think.?

Thanks for looking. Patricia

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Le Tour de France

For the past three weeks I have been watching the Tour de France bicycle race on TV. After a start in Monaco, the riders went through the beautiful countryside of France, also through a section of Spain and Switzerland and when it is observed through the eyes of the camera located in the helicopter it was breath taking. I loved the old castles and houses, and the lovely manicured gardens and then Paris today to end the race. I can understand why Reit loves to vacation there.