To celebrate reaching 8,000 facebook fans Tomkat Studio are sharing these free Happy Birthday Crown Mini Notecards. Pop on over there now and download a free pdf file. My daughter has a combined birthday party (three girls) coming up in a few weeks so I will print off a card in each colour….so exciting.
The colour yellow makes me look forward to spring…wearing brighter coloured clothes, pretty sandles and admiring peoples gardens as their daffodil bulbs start popping up out of the ground.
I found this gorgeous daffodil, yellow inspiration board at Bliss Event Group. Credits for pictures available there. Hope it inspires you and puts some sunshine into your day.
Called into Villa Maison yesterday the store is so beautiful and cosy on a cold day, there were people walking around with glasses of wine taking in the beautiful atmosphere and french inspired homewares.
I couldn’t resist this french vintage basket and was inspired straight away to put these little bottles in it with some tulips when I got home. Of course you could also use it to display knives,forks and napkins if you were having visitors over for lunch or dinner or displaying rolls of string, candles etc.
I’m looking forward to watching the tulips opening and bending in towards the sun in the days ahead. Catherine x
4. a jar of delicious lemon curd (also available in passionfruit curd)
5. a packet of petite meringues
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All worth it though for a cause that my daughter Hayley and our family are very passionate about. My husband set up some displays for me in his office tearooms and the company have generously offered to match us dollar for dollar.
Hopefully we’ll sell out by the end of the day and have a nice size cheque to pass on to the RSPCA for all creatures great and small who need their help.
Today I had the pleasure of making some chocolate cupcakes for my neighbour Zoe who was having a bowling party for her 9th Birthday…the only request Zoe gave me was they had to be chocolate!
Happy Birthday Zoe!
As soon as I saw the story on high tea with a recipe for this lemon butter cake recipe in this months issue of Country Style Magazine I just had to make it….can’t wait to have a piece!
Lemon Butter Cake
160g butter at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 large lemon, finely grated rind and juice
(you will need 1/3 cup juice)
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup milk
1 cup icing sugar
extra 10g butter, melted
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm square or round cake pan with baking paper. Using an electric beater, beat butter, sugar and lemon rind for 3 minutes or until light and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Sift flour over butter mixture. Add milk and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Gently fold flour into batter using a large metal spoon.
Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan. Smooth top of cake with the back of a wet spoon. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add melted butter and remaining lemon juice, a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it reaches desired consistency. Spoon icing onto cold cake, allowing it to run down the sides. Transfer to a serving plate.