Baking for Therapy

I’ve been jabbed!

Yay! I’ve now had my first vaccination against COVID-19 😃

I have to say the whole process was very well organised at the vaccination centre I went to, and I was able to book my second dose for the beginning of June. It makes me feel so very positive about the future too.

I had the Astra Zeneca vaccine and got off very lightly as far as any side effects are concerned. Yes, I had a stiff sore arm, and felt lethargic for a couple of days, but otherwise I was fine 😊

I’m really hoping that my daughter and her fiancé will be able to get over to the UK from Bucharest in the summer. I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2019 (except on Zoom!) and even though she’s only 32, she’s had both her jabs already as they’re prioritising teachers over there, so fingers crossed 🤞

Meanwhile, since I last posted, I’ve made a birthday cake, received a birthday cake, and made some Easter treats!

The birthday cake was for my friend Amy’s Mum, and was a vanilla sponge with buttercream filling and decoration. This was an 8” round so double the recipe here. I used some of the skills I’ve learned on Carol McFarland’s buttercream flowers online classes and I think it looks really fresh and pretty 🌸

Floral buttercream sponge cake
Made with Sugar and Crumbs Velvet Vanilla icing sugar

Then it was my turn to receive a birthday cake! This beautiful creation was made by my daughter in law Abigail 🥰 Layers of light sponge filled with fresh whipped cream and loaded with strawberries and blueberries 😋

For Easter I decided to make chocolate treats. You do not want to know how much melted chocolate I got over me, the microwave, the work surface……you get the idea 🤦🏻‍♀️ but I was pleased with the results. I used BWB moulds for the filled hearts and egg, and a Cakestar mould for the little bunnies 🐰

BWB 3 part geometric heart mould
BWB egg mould, Cakestar mini bunnies mould

I used Callebaut Belgian chocolate Callets in milk, white and strawberry, tempered as shown in Oli the Choc’s introduction to chocolate online class. It is seriously good quality chocolate and so easy to work with, I’m just messy 😆

Well I think I’m all caught up now, so I’ll love you and leave you until next time 😊

Stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❤️

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