Saturday, 16 August 2014

Box It Up - It's a piece of cake!

So sad to hear of the death of Robin Williams this week.  Like many, many others, I feel like I have lost a friend :(  He made me laugh so much in Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire and too many others to mention, but was also incredibly moving in Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting.  I hope he is now at peace.  Goodbye ... I'll miss you.  Nanu Nanu x.

So, Week 2 of Bake Off and some fabulously creative biscuit constructions from the GBBO tent!  I loved Chetna's beach scene complete with carousel, and Richard's pirate themed construction was fabulous.  I fear if I was a contestant though, mine would have been much more akin to poor Jordan's 'monster mash' and had Paul Hollywood proclaiming it more  "a complete train wreck" than merely "a bit of a mess"! **now why didn't anyone thnk of that for a theme? Easy!**  I did however manage to deliver on my own personal challenge after last week's episode and baked biscuits ready for this weeks family viewing.  They were not my best creation if I'm honest, and were a plain vanilla shortbread type bake **you can see a picture at the end of this post!** 

I am clearly still obsessed by all things baking though as my crafty creations this week were literally ... erm ...  a piece of cake. I have been playing with the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge and fell in love with this cute cake box.

I cut these at 11.5" and made them up using a combination of plain Bazzil card stock and sparkly glitter card, finishing them off with some American Crafts ribbon and some cute flower embellishments from my stash.  They are quite big, however, if you are wanting to use these to hold an actual piece of cake or a cup cake, you would not want these much smaller but you could of course scale these down a bit if you just want some cute treat boxes.  I think it would be cool to make more of these, maybe 8 would do it, and then fit them all together to make one large cake as a table centrepiece. Great for a girly party!

Here is a closer look at the inside, designed to hold a single cup cake, but you could leave this out if desired.

and a closer look at one of the individual boxes ...

Whilst still on the subject of boxes, below is an old chocolate box which I 'upcycled' and made into a pretty gift box by covering in these lovely summery papers (from Craftwork Cards) and adding a few paper flowers and a pretty pink organza ribbon.  Voila! How much would something similar cost in a posh card shop? This one cost pennies.  Why not have a go?!

Finally, here is a picture of my 'biscuit bake off' technical challenge ... Hmmmm ... roughly the same size , no soggy bottom, but I'm sure Paul would say ''hmmmm ... not an even bake''  **or as youngest kindly remarked ... "They're ok ... but hardly a show stopper Mum eh?" Cheers... thanks for that...**. Beginning to seriously doubt though whether I will be able to deliver anything edible for next week as it's BREAD ... eeek!

Until next week ... TTFN

Bev x


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jan. Now I just have to make more cakes to put in them! ;)

  2. Fantastic little boxes Beverley & the cookies/biscuits look fab too!
    What's on the menu for next week? lol
    Dawn xx

    1. Haha .. It's bread week so am thinking Cinnamon buns? Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment Dawn. It's much appreciated x