A simple elegant wedding cake and learning to relax

Hi folks! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet of late. It’s been a stressful few weeks..there has been a lot of not so good stuff going on and it really got me down. The kind of down where you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. I kind of withdrew into myself and went incredibly quiet. It’s what I tend to do in difficult situations. But thankfully things seem to be settling down now and I’m feeling a bit more positive. I’ve been much too hard on myself lately and I need to stop it. So I’ve been trying to stop worrying about things that might not even happen anyway and just take one day at a time. I’m a natural worrier so trying to relax can be a challenge for me. But I really don’t want to worry my life away so I’ve been trying really hard to just chill and enjoy each day as it comes.

I have been baking but not posting much because I’m currently without a computer. My laptop has hard drive failure, hopefully we will get it fixed soon! Until then I have to make do with my phone for my online activities (thank god for smart phones!)

This kept me busy over the last couple of days..I made a cake for my friends wedding!

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It was a simple vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream icing. I was honored to be asked to make such a special cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a few more cakes I’ve made for family recently…

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My son with his 9th Birthday cake, he told me exactly what he wanted so I did as I was told! The bottom cake is chocolate mint, the top cake vanilla madeira with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam.

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Lightning Mcqueen cake for my nephew’s little boy. First car cake I’ve ever attempted. The Birthday boy seemed pleased!

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Not a decorated cake but I had to include it – Cappuccino cake from Mary Berry’s baking bible – this is a gorgeous cake! You’ll find the recipe here on the lovely Claire’s yummy bakes blog.

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15 thoughts on “A simple elegant wedding cake and learning to relax

  1. Fabulous cakes nicola. Sorry to hear you havent been having a good time of late, but glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Hope the baking helps – its always a good way to take your mind off matters! take care of yourself. mx

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  2. That minion cake is amazing! Sorry to hear you’ve not been having a good time of it. BUt hopefully you feel a bit better now ๐Ÿ™‚ I love a good baking sesh when I feel down. That wedding cake is beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€ That minion…. god it’s incredible!

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