About Me- Bird on the Border

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I am so blessed to be a wife,mum and a grandma. Our wonderful son and his lovely wife have just had a daughter. My little family complete. My husband and I both work full time. We enjoy travelling, going in our caravan, dining out and spending time with friends and visiting our children whenever we can. Oh shouldn't forget "Tess" the spoilt black kelpie. I love anything country and Shabby Chic and I love patchwork and stitching and getting together with like minded ladies who love to do the same. Just wish I had time to do more. I love catching up with friends over a cup of coffee , and the smell of biscuits cooking in the oven on a rainy day. I enjoy keeping in touch with the many friends I have met through blogging and sharing our sewing and our lives on our blogs. I love going off on stitching retreats and quilting weekends with my quilting buddy and friends. And of course I love the birds in my garden. I also write the blog for our local quilt group Macintyre Quilters which you find on the side bar.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Vintage Cakes




At the end of the year we do a secret santa at work, the lovely "young" Kate gave me this beautiful "Vintage Cakes" cookbook so I thought I would try some.  

It is written by a Canadian lady and I must say I have never cooked a cake with so much butter or eggs in the cake and in the icing. 

 They were delicious though. The ingredients were a little different than we are used to but it contained some good cooking tips.



A double layer banana and wallnut  cake. Sorry- the lid of the cake dish squashed the top.
A Texas Sheet Cake - a very nice chocolate cake.



Remember the little jeans for Evelyn....Soooo cute.





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