So, finally here is this years’ cake!
This was inspired by all those cute little villages I’ve seen everywhere (except on sale in a real shop anywhere near me…)
The original plan was to buy some cute houses and simply scatter them over the cake. But, having failed to buy any I had to come up with another solution.
And I’m so pleased I had to, because now I have made an everlasting cake ruffle/ band thing.
Thus starting a new family tradition of Alpine village Christmas cakes.
Joe was desperate to add a little skier to the mountain slope, but again we couldn’t find one anywhere.
There will be no more agonising over Christmas cake decorations for me ever again!
In other news… I have made an excellent start on the infamous dress.
I am now on step 34.
Unfortunately, there are 80 steps in total.
To be honest, the fabric has been a complete pig to work with.
And the pattern has proved my dressmaking skills are not quite up to the 1940′s ‘average’ standard.
In short, I am finding it rather a challenge.
Having said that though, I am enjoying being stretched.
I just wouldn’t advise picking the week before Christmas to do it in…
Anyway, I’m off to enjoy the festivities for a few weeks.
Thankyou for your wonderful company this year and I sincerely wish you all a very merry and jolly Christmas!