Friday, 5 August 2011

Fruity lemonade

I've been really fruity today! I've made a batch of fruit slices with banana, pumpkin, sultanas, prunes and apricots - mmmmm, AND I made 3 and a half jars of lemon curd using eggs from C's chickens, and lemons from her mother D's tree. And yes of course I'm going to take a jar to church on Sunday for C and D. My kitchen smells like lemon heaven right now.

I made the lemon curd to go into a cake I'm making tomorrow for a friend's birthday. I haven't decided yet whether to make a layer cake with the lemon in between the layers, or whether to pipe the lemon curd into the cake mixture before it goes into the oven. I'm hoping for a gooey, marbled effect through the cake, but this is all experimental and it might end up being a gooey mess at the bottom of the cake! I'll let you know how that turns out.

Since I'm a fruit roll, here is this week's Less Is More card with the theme of "feeling fruity", along with Basic Grey's sketch using Lemonade papers. There isn't as much white space as I normally leave with CAS cards, but there's enough and I'm hoping it still qualifies. I used a Kaisercraft stamp and E pearls from Prima.


Chrissie said...

I was drooling reading this post with all that talk of lemon cake and things like that... your fruity card is pretty neat too!
Thanks so much for joining us yet again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Julie said...

Great take on our sketch at Basic Grey for this fortnight's challenge - thanks so much for joining us! Juliexx

Tam said...

cute! I finally looked up what a sultana is. I've heard it on an episode of Are You Being Served? and have been wondering ever since. LOL

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous card, your image is perfect for these fantastic BG papers !

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo x

Georgina said...

sweet card Rosey! Cant wait to see photos of your cakes! :) Yum.