So many FO in one month, Im on a roll 😀
If you’ve read my previous posts, you might have already realized, that I’m mostly full of ideas and WIPs but hardly any FO…. However lately I’ve been giving myself serious deadlines and sometimes I even manage to stick to it.
Like now, for example. I was busy with a minion hat for a friend. He is travelling tomorrow back home and he wanted to surprise his nephew. So I did my best and today I’ve handed him the finished hat.
For most parts I used Scheepjes acrylic yarn. Those kinds of hats are always fun to make.
Also yesterday was my goddaughter’s birthday and I promised her a cake, so I spent most of my day baking one. Same as last year, whatever could go wrong with the cake, did go wrong. I think cakes for her are cursed…. First, I had to re-bake the cake itself, as the first time it was too dense and it didn’t rise well. Then I had a serious problem getting a good consistency for the frosting. I usually make german buttercream, which involves whipping butter, sugar and pudding together. Normally I have no problem with the cream but this time, I don’t know what went wrong; whether it was too much liquid from strawberries in pudding or different butter i used, or the hot weather, but the cream kept looking like it’s curdled…. Every time I seemed to fix it, and it look good in mixing bowl, but as soon as i started to spread it on cake it looked horrible…. In the end I had to mix some gelatine sheets to stabilise it….
Well to make long story short, it took me whole evening and today’s morning to finish the cake, lots of swearing and cursing involved, but the result was good …
It was not great, for my standards, but people seemed to like it (i have to be honest, it looked better than it tasted)….
Well hopefully next time it will go better…. I have another cake to bake on tuesday 🤔