#2: Poker cake – how to do it.

Possibly the most ambitious cake I’ve ever made! This was for my fella’s 30th birthday – as a poker player and avid cake lover, it was the perfect cake.

It’s a chocolate cake with lemon buttercream and fondant icing. If you have tins and basic equipment you can make this without buying loads of fancy stuff (I used a wine bottle top to cut out the chips and a cassette tape box to measure the cards!)

I did a lot of research for ideas, sketched my design, did a lot of bad maths for dimensions then just went for it!

Here’s how I did it.

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#26: 30 craft items. How to make a t-shirt into a halter neck

One of the quickest and clearest craft videos I’ve seen. 5 minutes from start to finish. Props to Dodgy Redhead.

It works!

View from the front. Thanks to Professor Green for the freebie t-shirt

Back view. You can also tie the halter straps to the first set of back straps to make a vest. Two tops in one!

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Making a meal out of procrastination

Hello. Sorry for the delay.

Putting it off

This blog became a bit of a source of shame due to the lack of updates – the more I thought about it, the more embarrassed I was about not updating it so kept putting it off.

No good reason really, except I did sort of move jobs (same company, different hours – no longer getting up at 5am on weekends so started going out till 5am instead! Hooray, socialising).

With less than 3 months to go until 30 I’ve realised I’m not bothered about doing everything on the list. Continue reading