What I wore Sunday12:14
Hello! You know it's been a busy weekend when it takes me to Tuesday to blog about it!
This weekend was cold and wet and dreary. I put my thick winter coat on and stepped outside to see if I would be too warm. I wasn't so I went back inside and added a scarf!
I posted on instagram Sunday morning this photo with the caption, Nothing says summer in Wales like boots and woolly tights.
Then when we got home from church I set to baking the Alabama Fudge cakes and forgot to have my picture taken. Luckily Dus came along and snapped a pic of me in action. I don't look too impressed!
I do have nicer aprons but I was attempting to make red velvet cake and didn't want my nice aprons to be stained.
So, Nicole tells me that pudding is a very definite type of dessert so I'll call the rest of the puddings, desserts from now on, seeing as I'm in American mode now and all. Y'all.
Let's have a dessert update. I've not made any more shortcakes since the last time we spoke, I have made 9 pecan pies (I made ten but one had to be sacrificed for taste testing because it erupted like a volcano) and I've made 4 Alabama Fudge cakes.
However, the fudge cakes are really not right. I just don't trust the recipe having done it so many times and them never coming out right. I tried googling it, but there only seems to be one recipe for Alabama Fudge cake and that's all that's coming up. New plan. I emailed Toni and she gave me some options and I settled on trying Red Velvet cake next. This is all the while panicking because I've got so much to do and changing the desserts this late is not helpful!
So off I went to Asda to get a bottle of red food colouring but I didn't check it properly, it was natural red food colouring. You know, the one made with beetroot and paprika rather than crushed beetles and additives.
Yeah no, the cake came out greeny brown. It just looks brown in the pic below.
I thought there was something wrong but assumed that there'd be some sort of chemical reaction when it baked and it would turn bright red in the oven.
I've put some food colouring gel onto my Tesco shop for today so I'll try again. Failing that it'll be fudge lovers strawberry chocolate cake, it's one cake I know I can do!!
Oh yes, and I sewed up loads of strips of patchwork for making table runners out of. I went to the charity shop today and bought some blue and white fabrics for putting them with and I found a red and white table runner so that'll do for one of the tables.
Making patchwork makes me snooze, I find it so boring to sew squares together!!