Friday, 16 January 2009

Watch Out Nigella!

No card for you today as i have been busy making wedding invites.

Today I made my first cake!! A normal person might try fairy cakes or maybe a plain sponge cake for the first ever time they make a cake, oh no not me, I though 'how hard can it be' and made a huge chocolate cake!I think cooking is going to be my new hobby, I had so much fum making it, in fact there was more chocolate on me than in the bowl at one point!
Its all in the preparation they say, well I had all the ingredients prepared in front of me and read in the recipe that I needed an electric whisk, so a quick trip to my nans house and I was once again ready to rumble. Ahh so how do I know how much 100g is hmm well in the absence of scales I just guessed and I think I must have guessed right as its delicious!!!

Sorry for the bombardment of photos of what is to some just a regular cake, but for me this is a monumental occasion, I'm so proud of it that it seems a shame to eat it! Considering I live on my own and am meant to be on a diet I don't know who's going to eat it, anyone for a slice....?

Thank you to Elaine and Semsee for this award. On her blog Semsee says 'Sarah ... Sparkle Cards (the very first blog I followed! The fabulous card she made for her mum's birthday was the catalyst for me starting card making - thanks Sarah!)' How lovely is that! Its the second person today who I have heard that I have inspired to start card making, I made a card last year for someone who's sister saw it and started making cards because of it. I feel so amazed that people would look at my work and are inspired by it. I also am amazed at the lovely comments people have left recently, I appreciate them so much, thank you.


Vicky said...

Ooooh this cake looks absolutely gorgeous sarah! Probably more so as I'm trying to eat healthy post christmas! Enjoy a slice for me!
Hugs, Vicky x

Pauline C said...

Wow the cake looks delicious Sarah!! Pity I don't live near enough to come round for a slice lol! Congrats on the award - well deserved
Pauline x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Sarah, I would love a slice with a nice cuppa. Shame I live to far away. Congrats on your award you deserve it your creations are always beautiful and extremely inspiring.
Lyndsey xx

liza said...

wow it looks sooooo yummy ,can i please have a slice and 2nds tooo pleeeeaaaasee lol well done as i cudnt bake to save myself,uve really put me in the mood for chocey cake now grrrrr lol

love n hugs
liza xox

Karen said...

Wow Sarah, it looks soo yummy - I only wish I was near enough you to come over for a slice.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

CraftyCarol said...

Mmmmmmm a slice would go lovely with a lattie & congratulations on your award x

LuLu said...

Ooooohhhhhhh your cakes looks "truely scrumshous". The photo's just make your mouth start to water!

Amanda's paper palace said...

Is there anything you can't do?lol.That cake does look too good to eat,maybe you should make some nice cake boxes and send a slice to your family!!!have a fab weekend hugs amanda xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Oh yummy!!! It looks fab Sarah...well done you!! ^.^
My parents aren't far from you, so I'll nip in for a piece when I'm down next! ^.^

Michele said...

Mmmmmmmm. It looks so delish Sarah.
I would definitely be tempted to come off my diet for a slice if I lived round the corner.
Congrats on your award, your cards (and cakes!) are gorgeous.
Michele x

Caryn said...

Wow that looks like the most delicious cake ever. What an amazing first attempt!!

Ok, I know you have received this from someone else already and you're maybe sick of getting awards now but I have something for you over at my blog. I love looking at your work so didn't want to not give it to you just because you have had one already!! Hope that makes sense!


Caryn xx

Neve38 said...

OMG that cake looks so scrummy. I am still trying to get my head around my diet but would love a slice with a cuppa lol. Sarah you seem to be able to do anything you lucky thing. Well done hun.

Joy xx

Nessie said...

oh my god youre cake looks fab,post me a slice lol!!!!


Bev said...

Mmmm, I could do with a chunk of that Sarah - it looks absolutely delicious!

hugs Bev x

Oma said...

It is almost noon, I'm hungry and that cake looks so delicious! Now I have a craving for a piece of cake which is my favourite dessert and there is none in the house! And, to make matters even worse; it is snowing and freezing cold outside! AARRGGHH!

Congrats on the award!


Wow Sarah that cake looks absolutely delicious. I made a chocolate cake this weekend too, but yours looks better with the chocolate decoration on the top. I would love a slice if you want to post me one!! congratulations on the award, its well deserved hunny. Looking at your photo i can not work out why you would possibly need to be on a diet hunny! you look perfect as you are. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have another slice of cake - you deserve it! hugs Linda x

Mar G said...

Oooo your chocolate cake looks delicious....I LOVE chocolate I do! (Lol)
You'll be changing your blog name to Sarah 'Sugar' Sparkle Cards if you keep producing such yummy looking cakes ;)

Bev said...

Hiya Hunny, I have something for you on my blog

hugs Bev x

CraftyC said...

And here I am sitting with a pack of chocolate digestives. Not quite the same as your cake looks mouth watering, well done!

Happy Crafter said...

OOOOh me me i'll have a slice its looks fabulous well done you :)
Val xxx

Emma said...

Oooooh yes please, I'll have a slice. Your cake looks totally yummy.
Well done but don't give up your cards to go into baking...Lol
Emma x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a cake .. now that is definitely a contender for death from chocolate it looks amazing. Love your blog too such stunning cards.


Zoe said...

Wow the cake looks delicious!