Thursday 10 March 2011

Baking Days...

Happy Baking Days
Hello friends....
I hope life is treating you well.
How will you be spending your weekend?

Ashley will be home from university
and we are celebrating Leah's exam results
(so much excitement!)
and so I am planning to do some extra special baking from
Mary Berry's
lovely cook book!

There are so many delicious cake recipes
to choose from here......
with wonderfully indulgent sounding names such as
'Death by Chocolate Cake'!
I will also be adding a touch of nostalgia 
with some pretty butterfly cakes...
They always bring back memories of my grandma
'Mary Jane'
who made the most perfect cakes....
They never fail to spread some happiness
and are just
 too pretty to resist!

Do you have any new projects planned at the moment?
I am testing yarns for my new knitting pattern.
I still have the photographs to take and some more work to do on the text
but I am having great fun in the process and I will
keep you updated on my progress....
It hasn't been a great week in regard to good natural light for my photographs.
Maybe we will be luckier over the next few days
(although, it's not looking too promising in our corner of the
world this afternoon. ...the lights are on!)

Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead
and hoping the sun shines for you,

Until next time,


  1. nou dat wordt een fijn weekend voor jullie en veel suc6 met bakken, heerlijk hoor!!

    liefs Stina

  2. love the beautiful picture with this post, susan. it has so many layers of charm, from the pretty china, tablecloth, knitting needles, and that darling cook book. it might not be sunny outside, but your picture shines with a lot love.

    enjoy having your daughter home, and well done on your other daughter's exam results.


  3. You have the prettiest photos on your blog!! They make me smile because the colors are so gentle. Can you give us a hint what your next project is?

  4. I agree you have beautiful pictures and one of the prettiest blogs around. The cakes sound delicious but I am a rubbish cook unfortunately. I have just bought a set of Tunisian crochet hooks and want to teach myself how to use them this weekend.
    kind regards,

  5. Lovely picture and happy baking! Enjoy your time with your daughter.
    Love, Maaike

  6. Looks like a wonderful book to me!!

    Happy backing!


  7. Hello Sue,
    I will be giving some more details soon...I promise!
    Susan x

  8. I always feel calm and tranquil after I have visited your blog. The colours, the images and the comments are all very soothing and inspirational
    Thank you Susan.

    Pat xx

  9. The cover looks awesome already!
    Happy baking, Susan xxx

  10. mmmm love Mary Berry cakes, my Mum used to bake lots from her books. I also love the look of your new nautical project, I've been thinking of creating something for my Dad that loves boats, as we've just had some upsetting news. Love the boat you embroidered. Have a great weekend with the girls, Catherine x

  11. Happy baking - nothing's as good as homemade cake and bread! I'm not such a good baker, but will make Tiramisu tomorrow! Have a lovely weekend!

  12. Sounds like you're going to have a really lovely weekend, I do wonder which cake you made.

  13. I always think of Mary Berry as queen of domesticity. Death By Chocolate...that sounds like quite a pleasant way to go!!!


  14. I've never heard of Mary Berry, will have to check her out. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

  15. Oh my goodness that's such a pretty cookbook!

  16. What a darling cookbook...I will have to see if I can find that one. Happy Baking...make sure you show us what sweet things you baked!
    Have fun with your family. xoxoxo hugs

    I adore all your pretty things...such a sweet tablecloth and dishes.

  17. the cover looks very sweet, a lovely cookbook! And of course a cute photo with the teacups
    Happy baking

  18. Have a lovely weekend Susann - more baking today?

  19. As always.. thank you for the lovely comments everyone and I shall be paying a visit to all your lovely blogs...Susan x

  20. Hi Susan,

    Just wondering how your baking is going...have you succumbed to Death By Chocolate yet?!!


  21. I haven't succumbed to 'Death by Chocolate' yet but it is certainly on my 'to do' list Sarah!

  22. Have a wonderful start into S*P*R*I*N*G, Susan xxxx

  23. I have to look at your blog every day. It just makes me smile.

  24. Hi Susan, oh you will enjoy the crochet! I am looking forward to the lovely items you will soon be creating.
    Have a lovely weekend,

  25. What sweet photos you have here on your blog! No crochet for me (too impatient!) but I do love to bake :)