September is turning out to be a manic month for wedding cakes. I’m not sure if it’s because things start to get a little cheaper again after the summer holiday or if it’s because the weather over the last couple of summers has been a little unreliable. We were married in October, and had some of the best weather of the year.
As I’m up to my elbows in sugar paste for weddings this week, I thought I’d put together a quick ‘currently’ post. Whilst I’m caking I get chance to think about lots of things, pop the radio on, or Netflix on the laptop. It’s my sort of ‘headspace’ time.
So as we head into September and Autumn my headspace is currently filled with…
Classic comedy on BBC Radio Four Extra – think Dad’s Army, Steptoe and Son, The Navy Lark etc, easy-going comedy that I just can’t help but laugh out loud at. I’ve a Pure DAB radio in the kitchen that is permanently tuned in. I used to listen to the comedy segment when I was in the shop getting ready for the day, and I still do at home. I love it! As I’m in full cake flow at the moment, the radio is on most of the day.
A little self-appreciation but I am still loving the cake I made for my friend’s son’s 7th birthday at the weekend. It was Despicable Me Minions theme. I’ve wanted to create a Minions cake for ages, and was delighted and very excited when William asked for one. The design was based on William’s ideas and I *love* it. A little ‘woop’ for me. There’s a little tutorial coming soon based on William’s Minions.
That we’re now in September and only 111 days until Christmas. Sorry! This also means it’s not long until my birthday and our wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it will have been a year next month since we had an amazing day and we were on the beautiful and idyllic Kuramathi Island in the Maldives.
October to be here already…. Wedding Anniversary, Birthday, visiting the stunning Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for their patisserie class (so excited) and then dinner at The Fat Duck, in Bray for my friend’s birthday (so so excited).
A day to myself… yes, that elusive day. With the end of the chaos of main wedding season in sight (although I’ve weddings booked through until the end of November), I’d just like a day that doesn’t involve work of any kind. Over the summer days, nights and weekends are full of wedding cakes and preparation, so when September comes around and the kids go back to school, the main hectic-ness starts to slow a little. I can’t wait to catch up with friends, who have been just as busy over wedding season.