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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Cake and Butterflies

Hello friends
Here it is...little drum-roll please...
the cake that Elliott made!
Victoria sponge with fresh cream and homemade blackcurrant and apple jam 
(the jam was made by my mum, Elliott hasn't quite stretched to jam making just yet!)
I can also confirm that the taste test went well and everyone agreed it was delicious.
So, Elliott you have now been awarded the job of Class Cake Maker!

Talking of the class, what a perfect day following a difficult week.
It was the butterfly frame class and here are some of the ladies with their projects -
I love that all the creations are different.
Paula and Suzanne.
I met Paula at a photography class last year - she's such a lovely lady - we also have matching dogs...
(I must tell you more about this at some point!)
Paula brought along her very nice friend Suzanne.


 Sue (I've been so looking forward to meeting Sue, we've been emailing for quite some time - 
she lives in Yorkshire!) She happened to be travelling and I made sure 
I had a class arranged for when she was in Kent.

 Mary (thank you Mary for my wishing stone, I'm going to be keeping that close by).

Valerie finished off her frame at home and sent through a picture of the finished item.
I think the Bitty Blossoms work so well between the Heart Squares.
 As you can see a stunning collection of butterfly frames featuring so many dies including Les Papillions One and Two, Scalloped Squares, Vintage Lace Motifs, Lace Doily Motifs and more.

Also, as the class was about to start I received a special delivery...
flowers from Nikki - so incredibly kind and thoughtful - please stop by Nikki's blog
her creations are beautiful.  She is also trying out for design teams at the moment so I have 
everything crossed for her.
I am running the Butterfly Frame class again on Sunday 5 May and there is one place left.
Enjoy your Sunday friends...did you get the sunshine yesterday?
What do you think - can we really begin to think Spring is here??
Take care.

40 comments:

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, WOW your butterfly frames look gorgeous, bet the ladies had a fun day. How I would love a slice of that cake, Elliot did you proud.

The flowers are lovely, you deserve them.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Do you do the ironing also Elliot? Would you like to spend the summer here in France - making scrummy cakes (and doing the ironing :( )
Lovely butterflies and flowers.
Maggie France

Lacelady said...

Your ladies did so well with their butterfly frames, and so did Elliott with his cake - it looked really yummy.

Valerie said...

Well done both Elliott and Christine, you both came out winners. I had a great day and will definately be making more frames as gifts. Love Valerie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Elliot's cake looks stunning, very light and airy he obviously takes after his mum! Hugs Susan x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, the butterfly frames look amasing so good to see the ladies as well as the finished items. Well done to all. The cake looked very scrumsious well done Elliot.
Just returned fron fab sunshine hol ending in Dubai and so we thought we would bring the sunshine back with us . So far its shining. Love Ros X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Elliott could definitely go into cake making for a living. His cake looks fantastic.
Yesterday sounds a real success and all the frames look beautiful.

Have to take all the bunting down down today that I bedecked the the living room with yesterday. My daughter had a great birthday and was really spoiled.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Val in Spain xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, I am really pleased you had a good day yesterday all the frames look great.
Your flowers are lovely such a sweet thought.
Elliott's cake looks really tasty. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
All the ladies frames look fabulous, all so different too.
As for the cake....well, it looks delicious, congratulations to Elliot and I think that's definitely a new job for him for your future classes! :-))
Gorgeous flowers too, such lovely colours.
Sunshine here again today, we're off to Leigh-on-Sea later for a stroll along the sea front.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Janice x

hazel young said...

Mmm Elliots cake looks yummy.Wow watch wonderful frames you all created love all the different takes on the same theme. Love your flowers how thoughtful xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, mmmm that cake looks yummy! It looked like you had a superb class, with some gorgeous makes! The flowers from Nikki are beautiful, I already follow her blog and really love her creations. Carole Z X

melanie said...

Stunning creations all very different ,well done Elliot on your beautiful cake .Melanie

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have made it to the class, both cake and frames look really good! Juliat x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine and master chef Elliot, WOW that cake looks amazing Elliot 10/10.
The butterfly frame looks like a lot of fun.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Wow, great cake Elliott, could be a good side line along with your creative Mum. What lovely creations, it's lovely to the finished articles. Sun is out this morning defrosting the grass, what a difference it makes to our moods.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Chris X

Elaine said...

Morning Christine, my word that cake looks amazing elliot has done a great job ! The butterfly frames look brilliant would love on of those adorning my wall. Wish I could get to the next one but impossible as its bank holiday weekend and I have to work. Glad the day was good after the week you have all had. Enjoy your sunday xxxx

Toni said...

Elliott, your cake looks amazing. I can almost taste it. Delicious.
Christine, so glad that your class went well and the lucky ladies attending enjoyed themselves. What beautiful creations as well.
I bet the flowers were a lovely surprise too, hopefully cheering you up after what must have been a very difficult week for you all. Just off to have a look at Nicki's blog now.
Take care,
Toni

Claire said...

Elliott's cake looks amazing. I only wish my cakes looked as good.

The Butterfly Frames are beautiful and not something I ever would have thought of doing.

Take care

Claire

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, all different but equally beautiful frames. Emma

Buttons said...

Elliott could win prizes for sponges like that! Should we be reserving him a spot on The Great British Bake Off in a couple of years?
Your class could also win prizes for their fantastic frames too. What a wonderful project to complete and take home with them. Hugs, Jenny x

nattyboots said...

Oooo Elliott, What did i tell you ?
Top Marks Young Man i am proud of you ,your cake looked the business , { male cooks are a lot better than female cooks you know , FACT . }

Well Christine what beautiful frames your Ladies made ,and such beautiful flowers for you too , so well deserved .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Maggieann said...

How do you do it Elliot? My sponge cakes never look that good, well done!Love all of the frames, they are real works of art and your flowers are gorgeous Christine. Sunshine, flowers and a super workshop~perfect.
Have a great day xx

Nikki Payne said...

I'm so glad you liked the flowers:)
That cake looks absolutley yummy, can't wait to come and do another class so that maybe I can get to try some.
I wish I could make it to your next butterfly frame class, but hopefully will be able to book a different class for the end of May:) The ladies frames are all gorgeous! I do have a frame so maybe I will have ago if I get the time!, but unfortunatley Mr Vat man and Mr tax man require the paperwork to be done this week:(then hopefully a little holiday:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Crafting hugs,
Nikki x

Sue B said...

WOW the butterfly frames look beautiful, like you say each one has a different twist on it, which is what crafting is all about really. Now that CAKE looks too good,I can almost taste it, Elliot obviously has his mum's creative streak. Yes the sun has been out here yesterday & today & I just love to see the daffodils all in bloom. My favourite time of the year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine the butterfly frames look wonderful so colourful,and the cake looks perfect i am sure Elliot will be the head cakemaker.Glad the day went well all my best wishes to you and your family love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wow! what a cake, super job Elliot, looks delicious. The butterfly frames are pretty good too, all with a different twist.
Beautiful flowers as well.
At last the weather seems to have made turn for the better lets hope it continues.
Lydia
X

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
The frames look gorgeous, must get to one of your classes. Well done Elliott that is an awesome sponge! Nana Anne

Carolyn H. said...

Welldone Elliott,the picture of your cake made my mouth water!
Stunning - each and everyone of the Butterfly frames. So pleased everyone had a lovely day, so wish I was able to attend your workshops Christine.
The sun is shinning but its still quite cold, Spring is bravely emerging round Worcestershire.
Love to you and yours, Carolyn x

Rose in Chester said...

That cake just shouts at me "Eat me, eat me" - well done Elliott. I'm glad I'm nowhere near the cake, it wouldn't do my waistline any good!
Christine, the ladies have come up with amazing constructions - butterflies are so lovely. Well done everyone.
Have a very good Sunday with your boys and family.

Janice said...

Love the butterfly frame. Glad you had a good day. Janice x

Lynn Hardy said...

That cake looks amazing! It's my birthday today - did you save me a slice?
The butterfly frames look lovely too.

Tilly Talksalot said...

Looks like Elliot may have a future job! Maybe he'll be judging The Great British Bake Off next! The butterfly frames are all so different and absolutely gorgeous. It's too far to make the class, so your pictures are much appreciated as the next best thing. Good luck to Elliot with his treatment and am sending you all positive thoughts. Janette XX

SUE said...



Christine, Elliots cake looks soooooooooo delicious, i will have to pop by sometime to have a piece, it's my kind of cake, please tell him I said well done.

I love those butterfly frames, I would never have thought of doing something like that, well done to all the ladies that took part, I envy you all.

Hugs Sue

Maggie said...

Clever Elliott. Never could make cakes! These butterfly frames are simple gorgeous, I hope you don't mind if I have a go at all of them. Wish you were nearer so I could get to one of your classes. Never mind, just keep writing the blog. Margaret xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, WOW, Elliott, your cake looks so yummy, beautifully risen and just the right colour, and the delicious filling, a cake that 'Delia' would be proud of, well done.
The ladies made some beautiful creations, all are gorgeous. The flowers from Nikki are so beautiful, what a lovely lady.
Lots of love from Patricia.
PS The weather has turned yucky here, sun has gone and cloud has taken over xx

Carol J said...

Butterfly Frames, how gorgeous are they? Almost as good as that very scrumptious looking cake.

loftylass said...

Wow - Elliott's cake looks scrummy. The class looks as though it went well too judging by the exhibits - well done everyone.
tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Well ! What a wonderful cake Elliott (Bet you don't make the next one as good! to get out of becoming the Class confectioner)LOL (Joke). Your ladies have made quite a variety of butterfly frames and they all look gorgeous Christine. What a lovely thought of Nikki to send you those bright and cheerful flowers.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
WOW WOW WOW what a talented young man, would love to have had a slice (or two) it look's so scrummy. The frame's look beautiful, I bet the ladie's had a lovely day.
Hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Sally said...

Hi Christine

What a lovely cake, I think I've just gain a few more pounds just looking at it.....lol. Well done Elliott.

I'm looking forward to my class in May.

Take care
Sally xx

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