On a positive note, I have learnt a new flower to make out of fondant. I was searching through my still packed boxes for my Digger's Club gardening book and found a cake decorating book I borrowed from Tim's Aunty. At the time I borrowed it I wasn't ready to use it but now it makes sense to me when I read it. It's quite old, for a book, 1972, with a few colour, but mostly black and white pictures but the cakes in it are gorgeous and some of the flowers that they have instructions for don't use cutters and are really simple so I tried some last night. They've turned out really well. I'm going to end up with heaps of flowers and nothing to use them on at the moment. I'll just have to keep them in a safe place and see who else I can make a cake with flowers for.
Monday, March 2, 2009
So much for the seeds and more sugar flowers
I was so frustrated today as Christian tipped out 7 of my 10 seedling punnets. I'm thinking that I may have to just buy seedlings, which goes against my reason for growing them in the first place. It's a lot cheaper growing them from seed and you get a real sense of accomplishment seeing the little things growing, but then you want to just thrash the child who comes along and tips them all over the grass. No I didn't thrash him but he certainly knew that I wasn't happy with him.