25 January 2012

Wednesday Stuff and Items

It has come to our attention that we are woefully behind on the cake front.

So here are some we prepared earlier, accompanied by interpretive links to stuff and items of interest.

1) Hedgehog slice disguised as a CHRISTMAS PUDDING!*

Much as Kate Winslet is going to be disguised as the main character in the upcoming film version of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. THIS IS VERY EXCITING.

2) A cheesecake for our Fearless Leader

Before and after:

In the interests of transparency, we confess that some persons in the House, and some persons allied with some persons in the House, have actually follwed the instructions in this book and felted their cat's hair.  We don't know whether to be impressed or alarmed.

3)  Walnut & Cinnamon Bundt cake 

Observe that exquisite form, and that delicate distribution of icing sugar. Look at that pretty plate. The only thing on the internet that is hipper than this cake is this photo essay, which matches women's fashion photos by The Sartoralist with Haruki Murakami covers.

4) Vanilla Panacotta with berries

Mostly... Maybe often...?  Okay more like sometimes, operations around here are as smooth as this creamy dessert. Edits slide off to the author; covers slip through the approval process; books soft-shoe out the door to the printer. At other times, operations around here more closely resemble this...

* SB made this beautiful thing for our staff Christmas party. Super clever.


Marg said...

I am really looking forward to the movie of Guernsey! Such a fab book

Christina said...

Oh my, I just had a flashback from my childhood...these martians, it's all coming back!

Mike said...

Crafting with Cat Hair - the companion book to Knitting with Do Hair. Which I found recently in a secondary school library. I kid you not.