Friday, 25 March 2011

Never too much Cake

I was seduced by the beauty of a pineapple yesterday and as it was only a £1 I brought it home. After a bit of serious thought about what to do with it (my choice being a prawn, asparagus and pineapple curry) we settled on a bit of nostalgia. Little Bun, with a wee bit of help, knocked up a mean Pineapple Upside Down Cake. That's her there oven gloved up to show you her make before it got demolished.

Today I'm racing around like a loon, so why I'm on here is nuts really.  I just fancied a bit of distraction before a dash around the supermarket and baking again. You see my wee girl will be 9 on Monday so there are birthday preparations afoot. Tommorow we're taking the Buns and a few friends to have fun on a farm for the day so more cakes are needed for party people.

Then there's the presents I'm still trying to finish making. A couple of slices of Battenburg helped me stitch up a dollies picnic blanket. My best mate who's now in Oz laughed about the amount of cake on here, so I thought a little bit more to make her tum rumble would be a fine thing.

Blanket nearly ready just the binding to go.

Then Polly Dolly can get comfy while I whip her up a stretchy pair of nicks.

Fingers crossed I'll finish her other dress, shoes and eldest Bun's elephant before Monday. I guess we all get a bit over-ambitious sometimes. Now off I go to fill my basket with party food.

Have a lovely weekend. Hope the sun keeps shining for you. It's been lovely to hear from so many different people recently. I'll pop over soon and say hello too.


  1. Lucky Little Bun! Wishing her a Sunny Birthday Weekend with her friends.

  2. Definitely NEVER too much cake!
    The doll turned out lovely, lucky birthday girl.
    Ali x

  3. No such thing as too much cake Lisa!! The pineapple cake looked gorgeous, compliments to the chef!
    The blanket and dolly are lovely. :)
    I hope Little Bun has a great birthday.!
    Vivienne x

  4. Your daughter is one lucky young lady. So many beautiful things to look at. I too have party plans this weekend. A sleepover for my eldest - today I have been making an indoor tent out of bedsheets in her room. I'm sure it will collapse within 5 minutes! Have a great weekend. x

  5. I love Dolly, she is so sweet and your little quilt :)
    Thankyou for your kind offer of 'booty' (does that sound rude??)
    Only if you see something, I don't want to take the joy out of your rummaging :) :) :)
    Have a happy weekend with your birthday girl x x x

  6. Have a wonderful weekend Lisa.

    Snap with the birthday preps - Monday is the big day for all up and coming young ones birthdays. Though it's eleven for us.

    take care

    Nina xxx

  7. Love the dolly. Is it your own pattern?

  8. Oh how marvelous, happy weekend with all the Bun's xox Little Bun's dolly is so beautiful and I love her patchwork blanket, a real treasure xox

  9. I'll take a slice please! Looks fabulous and the doll is adorable.

  10. Pineapple Upside Down Cake...amazing!xx

  11. That dolly is so purdy, where did you get the pattern? Also, the peacock feather is healing nicely, will send a pic when all better x x

  12. Good luck with birthay preparations and celebrations. Cake certainly helps get things done and the pineapple cake looks yummy.
    Anne xx

  13. Pinapple Upside Down cake is my husband's fav. The picture of the yellow and pink slices are what makes my tummy rumble. Pass the coffee, please. Loving the dolly....she is sweet as can be. Happy Birthday!

  14. What an explosion of colour and yumminess! One of my nieces makes the most delicious pineapple cake, did I mention that she is my favourite niece.....


  15. Hi Lisa, Thank you for visiting my blog, just love Dolly ...

  16. The plate sets that yummy battenburg cake off to a tee. Have a lovely day on the farm and birthday greetings to the Little Bun. x

  17. I love Dolly!You are always so busy and so productive.That pineapple cake looks so yummy.

  18. awww like polly dolly sweet. enjoy the birthday party and have a great week. Leah x

  19. such beautiful pictures and colours. i love all your finds and creations. and i especially olike the pineapple upside down favourite too. guess what we're having tomorrow?


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