November 21st. Hello, I’m back!

I am sorry that I have not kept up with my blogging, apologies to all of you for being away for such a long time. My thanks go to Flower Press for re-inspiring me to get started again; I am grateful to all those bloggers who create such wonderful sites and are so generous with their ideas and comments. Also my thanks to WordPress for all their advice and inspirational posts.
Crotchet Cakes . I made these crotchet cakes for my friend, Anne, as miniatures of her cakes that were made for the Clandestine Cake Club. The cakes are always baked on a theme, and these were Anne’s designs, roughly interpreted by me in crotchet. The green one was a sponge filled with cream, with green icing and Pistachio nuts and chocolate vermicelli. The blue one was a sponge filled with cream and black cherries, with blue icing and marzipan fragments (to imitate ice-floes) and dusted with cake glitter. I used the Cherry Cake pattern from “Gourmet Crotchet”, by Christine Haden and Mariarosa Sala. I altered the pattern to suit my designs; I made both cakes taller and I changed cotton in the middle to white, to represent the cream and in the blue cake I added maroon crotchet cotton to represent black cherries. I also altered the pattern for the the tops of the cakes.

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