Castle Cake

We decided to make Maya a castle cake – after watching how easy it was via a video on the Betty Crocker website. I’d post the link directly, but the website appears to be down right now. Maya and Isla ‘helped’ decorate, so it’s not quite as neat as it could have been…but wow – I would have loved a cake like this as a little girl!

Recession? What Recession?

There may be a recession going on, but you’d never know it from looking at the crowds of (mostly) women wearily but happily dragging bundle buggies and rolling suitcases full of beads out of the annual Bead & Button market hall after a day of power shopping. The number of attendees this year may be down slightly overall, but those of us who attended made up for it. There’s still 2 days of shopping left at B&B, but already a few vendors are looking at empty hooks, wishing they had brought more stock. I spent over 10 hours on my …