Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easter weekend, cakes, crochet and shopping

I love the long Easter weekend, four whole days away from work. I had a lazy Friday because Ian was due to go back on night shift. I spent the morning with a little crochet and ironing. Saturday Ian and me popped to Blue Water to watch a film but I messed up the tickets, I hate booking online. I managed to book the front row, doh! Anyway all was not lost because the nice manager could see I was having a hard time and exchanged my tickets for open ones to use another time. But we did get to eat at Eds diner, I love their milk shakes, a meal in themselves! There is the nicest cup cake shop at Blue Water called Lolas (in the Winter Garden area) and they had a lovely display of cakes, including this one. Very tempting but no prices so probably expensive.

cake shop at BlueW ater
It got me thinking about baking so on Sunday morning I made a Mary Berry Perfect Victoria sponge. You must try it the recipe is just so easy. I put everything into my little Kenwood Chef and it does the work for me. I use the same recipe to make butterfly cup cakes where you make a little hole in the top add jam then cream. A bit like miniature Victoria sponge cakes, and the recipe makes loads of them! Good for charity cake sales, I'll make some next week to boost my last weeks Swimathon total. Adding a vintage tint to my photo made it look burnt so the bottom one proves it wasn't and it was a whopper of a cake.

home made Victoria sponge, yummy
the inside story
Outside in the car park I noticed rows of blossom trees and had to pop outside to take some photos for my Japanese friend. A grey sky gave a good backdrop although blue would have been better.
cherry blossom at Blue Water

I even found some time to make more granny squares and the little jar of off cuts from sewing in ends is so cute and a good reminder of all the hard work that goes into making a granny square blanket. Its not finished yet, another couple of rows but no rush I like working on it.

crochet granny sqaures


SaraJ said...

Glad you had a good Easter break. I love Easter too - it feels like a "proper" break somehow rather than a Bank Holiday! x

mamasmercantile said...

That Victoria sponge looked delicious, my mouth is watering.

Angel Jem said...

What a good weekend. The sponge is gorgeous looking, and I bet tasted really good!

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Your Victoria Sponge looks delicious, I've never tried Mary Berry's recipe, I'll have to give it a go.

magsmcc said...

You know you love crochet when all you can spot whilst watching Big Bang is the granny square rug on the sofa! These are very pretty squares, but oh those cakes!