Monday, 19 September 2011

A wee bit of baking

Our children's school had its annual Spring Fair on Sunday.
It is a great carnival atmosphere that draws most townspeople to the beautiful school grounds.
Some come just for the cakes.
Some come for the plants.
Before I had children I set up a strawberry patch in our old house with plants from the plant stall.
I bake for the cake stall.
Cos baking is my thing.
This year one of my bagging and tagging helpers was at a sleepover at the school watching over the tents with his dad and friends so my contribution wasn't as big as usual, but I was able to make:

some Fudge

Here it is in my big Scanpan pots, simmering away (it takes about 5-6 hours to cook).

There were about 50 of these.
Bagged up in these great little paper stars from Alfresco Emporium.

some Coconut Ice
this lot was still warm when I delivered it to the stall,
these slabs were just divided up and bagged and tagged.

some more Coconut Ice in little love heart cases
and some big jars of Lemon Butter.
The ladies at the stall display all these little bits into lovely baskets for presentation.

4 Canadian Lumberjack cakes

4 Pineapple Coconut Syrup cakes

and 6 Chocolate Fudge cakes.

When I got there I manned the train and motorbike rides tent.
We were kept dead-set flat out busy selling tickets.

Putting on the helmet for his Harley ride.

As the train went around the fireies gave them a squirt

And the Bikies got one too.
It's a great day of *FUN*draising and makes a nice little bundle of money for our children.

Look at my naughty cat.

He likes to finish the dreggs in the bottom of a glass

His head is in a long way and the tongue is just getting to the milk.
The glass was starting to fog up.

then I caught him dipping his paw in and licking it off.

Over and over again

clever little fellow

He should stay pretty healthy.
 We have the A2 milk around here.
 Its meant to be really good for preventing allergies and heart disease.
He's sitting on the couch right next to me yawning at the moment, every now and then he just stares at me. Time to go to bed!

New flowers in the garden,
this Wisteria is on the car port and the fragrance is divine as I get in and out of the car.

Its warmed up here and I've been mowing the paddock madly.
Last night I got my first brown snake of the season.
Only a fairly small one.

Well I must be honest- the lawnmower got it!
After all I did have the deck right down.
I rode today with tall boots, long jeans, a long sleeved shirt and a shovel!


  1. Your baking efforts are to be commended. Absolutely beautiful. I'm also a Scan Pan fan, although only have the one large frying pan which gets used so frequently it's never put away. Snakes on the move here as well!
    Have a great school holiday.

  2. I love to hear of other mothers cooking like crazy for the fate's etc. Sometimes it is all I seem to do around here. Great presentation, I would buy it all!! Bushbelles

  3. Love your recipe for coconut ice and the fudge....our family fun day in the park coming up SOON!

  4. Kt, I'm away from home at the moment so I don't have my recipe book with me but the coconut ice is so cheap and easy, I'll pst it when I get home, cheers, j


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