lady_of_clunn: (Christmas)
The weekend was cake-and-baby-juggling weekend.

My aunt and cousin were celebrating their birthdays together and asked me to bake a Gentlemen's Gateaux. I cheated. I can't get the cake base right, let alone cutting it into three layers. So I bought a cake base and instead of baking the cake, I built it.

image heavy cake ramblings and a recipe )
lady_of_clunn: (Christmas)
The weekend was cake-and-baby-juggling weekend.

My aunt and cousin were celebrating their birthdays together and asked me to bake a Gentlemen's Gateaux. I cheated. I can't get the cake base right, let alone cutting it into three layers. So I bought a cake base and instead of baking the cake, I built it.

image heavy cake ramblings and a recipe )
lady_of_clunn: (Christmas Tree)
I wish all of you a happy First Advent Sunday!






Einen schönen Ersten Advent!
lady_of_clunn: (Christmas Tree)
I wish all of you a happy First Advent Sunday!






Einen schönen Ersten Advent!
lady_of_clunn: (Schnee)
Today I met with a colleague of mine for Christmas baking.

We are actually a week late, since I like to start a week before the first Advent Sunday, but hey, we're only human.

She picked Tania and I up from the Market Square. So far so good.

Then there were road works and the highway was closed in the direction we needed to go.

That meant lots of country roads which meant lots of turns and a much longer journey than planned.

Tania proceeded to throw up all over herself and her seat approximately 30 seconds before we arrived at my colleague's house.

*sigh*

Not the best start.

But then we got some serious work done:

We made Hazelnut Macaroons and the traditional Plätzchen (cookies cut out of rolled out dough with cookie cutters) and Marzipantaler, which were an estetic catastrophe, because English Marzipan seems to be softer than German Marzipan and it melted all over the cookie sheet.

Because of the late start we didn't get to the black and white cookies, but she will bring me the dough and I'll do another baking session with Tani on Monday or Tuesday.

I also have to bake my Stollen.

And then I'm done! Just one more evening baking and I am all set for Advent!!

Tomorrow I will decorate the flat and set up my advent wreath.

My home smells of Christmas.

*content sigh*
lady_of_clunn: (Schnee)
Today I met with a colleague of mine for Christmas baking.

We are actually a week late, since I like to start a week before the first Advent Sunday, but hey, we're only human.

She picked Tania and I up from the Market Square. So far so good.

Then there were road works and the highway was closed in the direction we needed to go.

That meant lots of country roads which meant lots of turns and a much longer journey than planned.

Tania proceeded to throw up all over herself and her seat approximately 30 seconds before we arrived at my colleague's house.

*sigh*

Not the best start.

But then we got some serious work done:

We made Hazelnut Macaroons and the traditional Plätzchen (cookies cut out of rolled out dough with cookie cutters) and Marzipantaler, which were an estetic catastrophe, because English Marzipan seems to be softer than German Marzipan and it melted all over the cookie sheet.

Because of the late start we didn't get to the black and white cookies, but she will bring me the dough and I'll do another baking session with Tani on Monday or Tuesday.

I also have to bake my Stollen.

And then I'm done! Just one more evening baking and I am all set for Advent!!

Tomorrow I will decorate the flat and set up my advent wreath.

My home smells of Christmas.

*content sigh*

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