This is mostly for Mom, but also for those people interested in cakes…
Mom – I tried to do the Pinata cake that I told you about this afternoon, but I obviously did something wrong with the chocolate shell, because it wouldn’t come out of the bowl! I think it had something to do with too much chocolate for the size of bowl and not enough oil inside the bowl to make it slip out easily. When I followed the instructions for putting a hot towel on the outside of the bowl to unstick it and make it slip free, all I succeeded in doing was melting the bottom of the chocolate shell and making it stick even more to the bowl than before! Anyway, here’s some pictures of the process. All that happened was I had to decorate teh cake that was going to be inside the shell, which ended up being rather nice anyway.
If you are wondering, the plate says ‘But I want to have my cake AND eat it’; a sentiment I have often… ðŸ™‚
And for some reason the pictures are in the wrong order. Obviously, no strawberries comes before some strawberries…
We’ve just got back from the Youth Group end of year BBQ. Moreso than in previous years it was an evening of beginnings and endings. As in previous years the year 6’s (top year of junior school in old money) came along. In addition our new rector-to-be came along to meet all the youth group for the first time. But this year we had a goodbye as Louise, who has gone all the way through the Youth Group and helped us out as a leader during her gap year this year is going off around the world, and then to University in the autumn. As a thank you for all the work she has put in, and to remind her of her time with the youth group we gave her a present, a certificate that all the other youth group members signed, and Beth baked her a cake (which she is posting details of elsewhere).
As you can see, as with the TaizÃƒÂ© BBQ last week we had fine weather before, fine weather afterwards, but whilst we were trying to BBQ, it bucketed down, hence the effort to put up the waterproof cover in double-quick time. (Apologies if Roland is reading this and wondering why he had to make do with an umbrella – we didn’t know about the waterproof, apparently two were bought after the last washout BBQ at the church!)
Anyway, enjoy the pictures. As always, if anyone wants full size copies, drop us an e-mail and we can get them printed out for you.
These are pictures from the afternoon of the rather wet BBQ for participants in the TaizÃƒÂ© Pilgramage 2004. Includes some shots in and around the church building.
The images on this site have been downsampled to 640×480, if anyone would like copies of the originals at 1600×1200, drop me an e-mail.
Whilst we were setting up for the TaizÃƒÂ© BBQ, the junior choir were having a training day as part of the RSCM Voice for Life scheme.
These are the pictures taken at the Missions Awareness Day
Here are the pictures I took at the recent choir BBQ.