On a lighter note, I had a lovely surprise last week when I received a parcel containing the Halloween giveaway that I'd won from my friend Tammy's Carry it Forward Giveaway which included:
24 Bat large baking cases for cupcakes and 100 witch hat mini baking cases,
two flat fabric quarters and one rolled Jack O Lantern fabric quarter
a bat cookie cutter, and a pack of edible candy eyeballs for making spooky desserts.
and a box of cute wooden characters for colouring in
Grandson Leo is already helping me with some Autumnal and Halloween decorations
and is going to LOVE helping me bake the cakes (as well as eating them of course) So thank you very much Tammy at My Journey for this lovely giveaway which I plan to carry forward at the beginning of December for the Christmas season.
Talking of cakes, I must just show you my favourite Chocolate spice cake that I made recently for a family gathering. It came from my very dog-eared Be-ro Cook book which I've had for nearly 40 years and simply couldn't be without. It really is gorgeous.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back again very soon