Wednesday, 22 May 2013


A flying visit from me cos I nearly forgot to post this, even though I remember to grab the photos this morning.

My desk has been taken over by a big white box with a purple blob in it - drying out the royal icing prior to sanding.... yes, sanding.  That's what I thought too, but apparently it's de rigeur when making a cake to sand it between layers.  Go figure.  My Mum never did it but then her icing bouts were usually peppered with lots of swearing and trying again. 

The lounge desk has been de-camped to the floor for the moment.  Twisting all that wire is playing up my carpal tunnel something shocking, so I can't do too much.  Guess what my Hens are going to be doing this weekend..... hehehehehe.........

In case you're wondering why I'm nattering about desks in particular, head here for all the deets.

In the meantime, I actually got around all my visitors last week, plus a few.  So you might just see me this week!  As Queen Julia and the lovely Doone are two of my Hens, and we're doing something craft related, I'll make sure I post a couple of tasteful pics next week!

Happy Hopping!


Helen said...

Sanding icing eh? You are very resourceful.... hope it goes well and we get to see all the evidence!! Lots of love...Helen 5

jill said...

Good luck with the icing & sanding I'm sure it will be ok. Happy woyww Jill #37

Roudi said...

Ooh looks like you've been busy! Can't wait to see how that cake turns out.
Thanks for the peek! Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi #34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

All gearing up and getting exciting!! Not long to go now :-)
I've never heard of a cake being sanded before...see, you learn something new every day!!!
Hugs, LLJ 40 xx

Anonymous said...

You have been a riot of purple for weeks now! Still sanding icing seems so WRONG somehow, but I guess it the pros say it must be done....

Happy WOYWW!
MA (7)

Minxy said...

Ha.. I like your thinking on the Hen front.. put them gals to work lol
sending hugs, I know all about the CT probs, had the op and made a huge difference, though lately i have noticed it playing up if im on the mouse too long!
Have a great time with your hens xo
Minxy #22

Twiglet said...

He he - sounds a bit extreme - icing sanding but if it does the trick go for it!! x Jo

ria gall said...

sanding icing that is a first for me but then why should we be surprised after all we are crafters.
I feel the pain as I too suffer with both hands
Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
Ria #74

shazsilverwolf said...

Hope you hens have a great time- at least you can get their help & know it'll come out ok! have a great week, hugs Shaz #125 xx

Darnell said...

I can cross off my "learn something new today" line! Sanding icing? Okay, then. Good luck with it! I'm sorry you are having a carpool tunnel flare-up. Good thing you can share the chore with those goofy chickens you hang with!! You'll have a ball!

Thank you for coming by to see me last week! Have a great week this week!! Darnell #64

okienurse said...

interesting...never heard of sanding a cake before! Hens...enjoy that too! Tell Mr. B I was born and raised here...married a guy from Chicago that came to Norman to study severe storms meterology, see and here we are. I can't think of anywhere in the US I would rather be. There is drought with yearly fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanos etc. Nah I will stay here. I didn't make it around to many blogs last week so I promised myself that I would visit everyone who visited me last week first this week. I hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

VonnyK said...

Sanding the icing is a new one on me but I guess at least you can lick up the dusty bits for a sugar rush.
Have a great week.
Von #66

Bridget Larsen said...

Never heard of sanding edible icing but there is always a first time
Bridget #11

The Taming of the Glue said...

Sanding icing! Next step will be distressing the edges!! Have a very happy (belated) WOYWW.

voodoo vixen said...

Sanding icing is a new one on me... mind you, don't think I have properly iced a cake in a number of decades!! Love the colour... hope you have a wonderful time with your hens!! Annette #23

SandeeNC said...

Sanding icing on a cake is a new one to me, would love to see how it turns out. OK, I am asking my WOYWW folks to rally behind me and I truly need your support. I am in a contest and the voting ends today so it's now or never. PLEASE go vote for me ( the camera )....yes, I am begging, lol
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( #19 )

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