Thursday, 20 December 2012

Marzipan, rain and plodding on...

Welcome to my new followers Frugaldom, Jossie and Plumes.

What a damp, dark and depressing sort of day. We are now sitting in the front of the wood burner, already lit some 2 hours as it is so cold. I am busy knitting (such a slow knitter) trying to finish off a final Christmas present. Made the mistake of ironing the first one and it not only flattened it but made it too big. I am trying to finish the second one before re-knitting the first.

The cake has had its marzipan put on yesterday and will only have 2 days to dry out as I want to ice it Saturday. Don't normally bother with either but felt like being different this year. I was though just about to brush it with sieved and melted marmalade when I remembered Dan saying about turning it over. I covered the top first with a disc measured to the correct size, then rolled out a long thin oblong for the sides and lightly pinched them together. As I am going to make some royal icing, it will be fine.


Got to face the dentist tomorrow for a filling. The only problem is, the X-Ray is showing a hole in one tooth and the pain is 2 teeth away. I know pain can track but that seems a little too far. Will get him to double check before he freezes me. Hope he does the right one, don't fancy being a pain over Christmas. It is super sensitive at the moment, so anything, hot cold or sweet plays merry havoc with it.

I have a list for each day so I can get done what needs doing but as soon as one thing is crossed off, another one gets added. Ah well, will get there in the end.

Looking forward to DS. and FDiL. coming, who both sound a little stressed. Hope a few days away will help them both relax and chill out. This will be our first Christmas with two dogs in the house, should be interesting! 

 

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  1. Dark and wet here but the cold is tolerable at the moment so we'll hold off with the heating for a bit longer. Good luck with the dentist - hope he does the right one! Making a list sounds like a good idea. I was full of good intentions but have been to the doctors twice this week and she's referred me to a specialist (appointment is for 4th Jan. so not long to wait) I still have all my baking to do!

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    1. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, hope it all gets sorted. Yes, lists are great so long as we don't keep adding to it.

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  2. Much much neat than mine. The upside down trick works I see. Shame I didn't take my own advice!

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    1. Next year my friend, next year!

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  3. Its been cold dark and rainy here in Yorkshire today and a 50 mile round trip on the motorway to pick up a TV and a quick call at Asda was very stressful. Thank goodness thats over.
    Your cake looks delicious without the icing, I love marzipan. I hope you manage to get sorted out at the dentist, sensitive teeth are a nightmare.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family x

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    1. I hate travelling on motorways, so stressful at the best of times.

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  4. Hi will be thinking of you at the dentist..i am there too..thankfully i will be in a happy place..love that gas and air...raining here all day today..very chilly and windy too...
    I love lists..have one for next year already..
    good luck
    sara

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    1. I hope to not start any lists for next year until the next year. However, we do find, the older we get, the more we need to makes lists.

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  5. It's been very wet here too in Essex and no let up by the looks of it. This is the first year in 42 years of marriage that I haven't made a cake and now I wish I had! Hope your trip to the dentist goes well for you.
    Patricia x

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    1. Not long to go now until the dentist. I hate going as I'm sure most people do.

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  6. Hope you have a painfree Christmas! Yes, get him to double check for sure!

    I am SO GLAD you are Royal icing your cake instead of that ghastly plastic roll-on stuff that gets everywhere these days!

    Looking forward to reading more of your great posts in the `new Year.

    Lynne in West Norfolk! xxx

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    1. Got inspired to try royal icing after watching Mary Berry do it this week on tv. Haven't attempted it since school. Lucky though isn't it, that I can leave it rough!

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