Have your cake…

It’s well into the new year now and everyone is probably feeling a bit meh now that there is no exciting Christmas things happening and the next holiday is a way off…this is also around the time that people are falling off of the diet wagon so I thought I’d just help you along with that by showing you…cake!

First we have strawberry chocolate cake…yum!

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Looks yummy right!

Next we have…lemon layer cake!

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I think that is an impressive-looking cake.

Next…carrot cake!

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Carrot cake used to scare me…how can you make a cake with vegetables?? I am now a convert.

Last, because it’s so pretty, rainbow cupcake!

So, who’s hungry?

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Yay Cake!

Well, it’s a grey and rainy Saturday and we all need something to cheer us up I’m sure. So I found this picture of an amazing cake to do the job!

I really like those lop-sided cakes and this one has amazing colours!

Don’t forget to enter the Posh Yarn competition, if you havent done already. It finishes on the 30th June.

Tomorrow I shall be trying to remind you all that, yes, it is actually June and , yes, it should be summer!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Happy things on a less than happy day

Ok…not having a good day at all…make that a good week…or even month now I think about it. I told you all about my M.E. on M.E. awareness day (see this post) and it’s that which is causing me such huge amounts of pain and extreme fatigue…I havent been out of my bed for a long while and it’s really getting to me now. So, because of this, I decided it’s time for a lovely cheery post! 😀

First of all we have this…

It is the most gorgeous yarn is oranges and yellows…it’s from Posh Yarn (they are my favourite!) and the colourway is called ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It’…brilliant name!

Next we have…

Dogs explore new way to hug

Cant beat a couple of dogs hugging to cheer you up! (Thank you to my lovely sister who sent me this picture)

Third we have…

…a very cheerful cake! Cake always cheers me up at this one looks so happy and bright!

Don’t forget about the competition too! You still have time to comment on the competition post to enter…it runs until the end of May. So many goodies are on offer…the current list is: metal, hanging heart decoration, striped A4 notebook, a big bag of sweets, cupcake printed doilies.

If more comments are posted then it means more will be added to the prize! And I have something awesome to be added next if enough comments are reached!

I shall leave you with this…

Another Posh Yarn arrival in purples, blues, greens and dark pink. It’s Martha DK yarn which is 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon…and the colour is called ‘Talk Like A Pirate’. Seeing as I do actually talk like a pirate, this is the perfect yarn for me!

Stay lovely.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

This Week’s Loveliness

Well there has certainly been some loveliness this week.

First of all, my daddy wrote me a letter! He never usually writes letters but I got one 😀 It was so lovely and came at a perfect time cos I needed cheering up.

Secondly, did I tell you I won a prize on a blog giveaway? Well, it arrived! It’s a skein of Tilli Tomas yarn that is 100% silk, lime green and is threaded with cute little turquoise sequins…wanna see?

I know, the photo is awful (took it on my phone and had shaky hands!) but you get the idea 🙂

The next bit of loveliness is the great response I had from my previous post on M.E. awareness day, thank you to all those who read it and sent me wonderful feedback about it 🙂

Also, today my lovely boy brought me back a cupcake…it was chocolate cake with mint frosting, yum! I should have taken a picture but I was in a hurry to eat it! (It was delicious).

Next we have…ta da!

Cupcake-printed doilies! And guess what? They are going to be added tot he prize fund of the competition as I have had over 15 comments now. Get more people to comment and enter the competition so that even more goodies will be added!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Yay Cake!

As my boy will testify, “yay cake!” is one of my favourite and best used phrases. So…here’s some cake for you to feast your eyes on…

Mmmm…giant cupcake….so delicious…(lucky Beth!)

This yummy-looking cupcake was made by the lovely Sharon Wiltshire…check out her Facebook page, here.

And look what else she has created…

 

Cath Kidston Cupcakes!!!

Oh they make me want to weep with joy…

 

Save one for me!

…they are all so wonderful!

 

Edible luggage...the best kind

And not only is it all beautiful but you can eat it!

So, if you live in the Bristol area (or are willing to travel I suppose) then check out Sharon’s Cake Creations for loveliness you can eat.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

The most beautiful cakes ever?

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Just…wow…

These cupcakes are one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! They are made by Annie and posted on her blog, Annie’s Eats (the picture above is a link). It is one of my favourite blogs ever and I have bookmarked sooo many things from it to show you…but these butterfly cakes had to be first. Tomorrow I will share with you more of my favourite loveliness from Annie’s Eats…until then…drool.

Love Ele ~X