Sunday, June 24, 2012

Icing Class

Last Saturday I headed off for Christchurch at 6.20am.  I had a all day class to go to learning some skills and how to make a Bride and Groom.
I dropped off the cake that I had made from my earlier post and made it to my class 25 minutes early but that was a bonus as i got to have a good chat to Lindy our tutor and have a look at some fantastic magazines that she had.
Lindy supplied morning and afternoon tea and also lunch - I wish I had taken a photo of the cupcake's that she made OMG they were good!  They were white chocolate and Lime - SO delicious! (and I now have the recipie!)
Anyway after a full day here is what I made:
Now the grooms head is a little small as the instructions were wrong and it looks like the bride has a bulging neck (which is because I was not happy with what i had done and did a crap job of fixing it as it was nearly set) but all in all I was very happy with what I did.  I learnt SO many tricks, techniques and just fun things really!  Take a look at the detail on the brides dress and those flowers which look fantastic and were so easy to make:
I was the first there and the last to leave because Lindy now has her whole shop in Christchurch so I was like a kid in a candy shop!
From class I went out for tea with two gorgeous friends who Bronwyn and I met at SENZ a few years back.  I didn't take any photos with them which is a shame, but because the next day was my birthday they had a little treat for me - take a look at these fantastic cards:

This photo does not do these cards justice, Elvina's purse is patchwork and is just stunning (just like the patchwork that she does on material)  Anne did the butterfly/flower card the flowers are done in flower soft with the butterfly popped up.  I know how many hours goes into making these cards and girls - LOVE you to bits.  And check out the presents they gave me:
Do you think that they might just know me?  
AND we went out to tea - OMG it was Divine - it was at the Bush Inn, I can't remember what it was called but it was something "spice".  I ate 3 courses (PIGGY I KNOW)  I had prawn and banana filo triangles with a yummy sauce that Phillip and I drank!  For mains we had stir fry chicken and cashew nuts - now this was a cross between Tai, Indian and Chinese it was Delicious.  Desert I had a tiramisu OMG again SO delicious!
I can very much reccomend you go and try it out!
Anne was very NAUGHTY and paid for my meal so to say I was SPOILT is an understatement!

Anne's daughter Emma and her son Harry came out to tea, what a wee darling Harry is - he is 18 months old and such a good boy!  Harry also made me a card and gave me a pressie - a bag of chocolates and he gave up a packet of his favourite tiny teddies ;-)

Didn't he do a fantastic job - stickers and all!

So I had a great day and made it home to Timaru around 11pm - I left Christchurch just ahead of the rugby traffic so it was a nice smooth run home!

Thanks again for stopping in :-)


Dianne H said...

Well done on your bride and groom. The detail on the dress looks very tricky. Happy creating.

Janine said...

Belated Happy Birthday Rachel. Love what your mum did, what a gorgeous pressie her own handwriting. Love the card that Abby made for you, just gorgeous. To me birthdays are just another number but its awesome to be spoilt like you were. Love the bride and groom you made, the dtail on that dress is amazing. Love how you made a posy for the cake in the two posts below.

Trace said...

Belated birthday greeting Rachel, glad to hear you had a great birthday and were spoilt rotten (that's always a good thing!).

Your wedding couple look fab, you are such a talented lady. Gotta say those cupcakes sound delish.

Bridgette said...

so when are you opening up your cake shop which I might add we have been telling you for years to do

mandyb said...

wow that is amazing!!!
glad you had a great time...what a fun day!!!
and happy belated birthday!!!

Tracy said...

Hi Rachel... all I can say is WOW... you are making amazing cakes! Not to mention your fantastic cards!