Sunday, June 17, 2012

In My Kitchen: June 2012

Joining Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her monthly In My Kitchen posts - pop on over to Celia's and see what's happening in the kitchens of other bloggers....why not even join the fun yourself!

In My Kitchen this month....

.....I had BIG plans to show you my chickens living in my kitchen.  Not real chickens.  Pretend chickens.  Chicken 'ornaments' that have slowly gathered in a flock to almost take over my shelves and cupboards.  I do seem to have a lot of them.  But as with most plans in this neck of the woods, they were destined to be changed and altered from the outset.  Forgone but hopefully not forgotten, they will make their appearance in another IMK post without a doubt.  

In the meantime....

....In My Kitchen....the mixmaster sits awaiting action....

...fruit has been soaking....

....the tin has been lined.... has been poured....

....and ingredients assembled.

Recipe notes have been decoded (the wine helps with this one!)....

....and the action begins!!!

Time is a'tickin....

In 3 1/2 hours the deed will be done and the cake will be cooked.  There's a milestone birthday coming up for which a cake of significance will be required (although in no way is the finished product to mention the age of said milestone birthday!  That's between the birthday girl and herself thank you very much!).  It's not for another 4 weeks but time is of the essence and there is no time like the present (especially when it comes to fruit cakes).

Watch this space next month for the finishing of it.  

I hope it turns out like I hope :)


  1. Hi Shelly, That is a good looking cake, I am sure it will do the birthday celebrations proud.

  2. So you just made your own cake?
    I do, too, I even plan my own big (as in milestone) birthday parties.
    A fruitcake sounds like a good idea- except my big day is in two weeks. Not
    enough time for it to set.
    I enjoyed this time in your kitchen!

  3. Thanks passionfruitgarden! Thanks Heidi - though no, it isn't my cake (I don't like fruit cake surprisingly!). It's for a friend's 60th birthday though in no way is there to be any mention of the 60 side of things!!
    I must say though that the smell of it cooking was divine :)

  4. Tell me the wine was for drinking and not to go into the cake! :) I adore fruit cake and you are very lovely to be making this for your friend! xx


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