Friday, 22 May 2009

Cold Porcelain Workshop with Alyson Lilleyman

If you have an interest in flower making then this course with Alyson is a must, she is a great teacher and has demonstrated for various guilds here in the UK and Internationally. She teaches at the world renowned Squires Kitchen in Farnham, and is responsible for my first outing with cold porcelain. If you are into cake decorating, then you will love this form of floral art & remember once you have learned the techniques you can do exactly the same in sugar!!

You will not believe what can be achieved in a short 2 day workshop. The course details are below but you can contact Alyson on 01343 870276 to book a place and see her work at

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th June 2009 from 0930hrs to 1700hrs

Summer Floral Workshop - Summer Bridal Bouquet

A 2-day workshop which gathers late spring and early summer flowers to create a bridal bouquet picked from the garden! Colouring techniques of dusting and painting will be included to bring life to lilies, clematis, and apple blossom.
Do not be afraid if you have little or no experience, we all started somewhere and who knows what hidden talents you may have!
Venue: Laichmoray Hotel, Elgin

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Give him a break (Not Cake Related)

I am so fed up with hearing about the abuse and waste of public funds by our elected Members of Parliament at Westminster. I realise that some members of the house have indeed knowingly agreed to put items through on expenses, when any normal and rational thinking individual would think twice.
I think every individual has an inherent sense of what is wrong and right, and even if we do get a little blurred vision at times ,our gut feeling usually kicks in and helps us make the right choice.
I don't believe for one minute that you could forget you have paid off your mortgage for example Mr Morley, and therefore should no longer be claiming from the public purse for it. Indeed if you are so affluent as to be in the fortunate situation where you could forget such things then you should not be claiming in the first place.
Why the Rant..........
Well I have just seen the news at 10 on BBC 1 and Reporting Scotland and they are complaining now about Angus Robertson, my MP at Westminster.
Angus is one of the most hard working MPs in Westminster and indeed has been voted as such by other members of the house. I understand he sits on more committees than any other member too. He spends a great deal of time at Westminster and hence needs a London flat, and his expenses are being questioned when he has been in my opinion quite modest with his claims.
I recently moved home and now live in a little cottage in the countryside here in Moray, it cost me a great deal more than Angus claimed for his London set up!! And I already had everything I needed (or so I thought) moving from a Ardgye House.
I think the man should be given credit for being able to furnish his flat for the sum he did.
He is a brilliant hard working MP, both here in Moray and at Westminster for the people of Moray and Scotland. An asset to his party and his constituents.
Give him a break.........He is one of the good guys!!

Rant Over, next time cakes I promise lol

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Happy 50th Chris

Chris is a follower of this blog and along with his lovely wife is a very good customer of mine.
Happy 50th Chris, life with Rosie has obviously kept you looking younger than your cards will be saying!!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Some more of this weeks cakes

Mr and Mrs Kemp

Funky Cake 1

Book a course with Lorraine

I took myself down to West Calder some time last year and spent a brilliant couple of days with the "world renowned" Lorraine Mckay.

She is a cracker of a person and a brilliant teacher.

I think when it comes to modelling every ones work is different. They are like your signature models, so individual in style that you can tell who made them. I can look at a model and know that it is one of Lorraine's one of Debbie Browns and know its one of hers.

my models are not a patch on either of these two ladies but I am getting better and it is thanks to Lorraine. She has asked for a recent picture of one of mine so here it is, hope you like it.


I promised I would put some information up for those of you who hadn't seen the article I did in Cake magazine.

Guess what, yep that's right I have scanned it in to the computer and you can have a look for yourself..he he.

How easy was that after all.

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