One thing I do enjoy to settle down a little and calm my nerves is try something new! It gives me something to focus on, and oddly enough instead of frustrating me when I get it wrong the first time round (and that happens more often than not!), I just seem to keep at it then all of a sudden it comes together and I feel so much better! Gives me a sense of accomplishment when everything else seems sort of hopeless.
So tonight when I found myself feeling particularly stressed and hormonal and awful and just plain tense (no reason...sometimes I just get this way, the hubby is also out thisevening so I don't have my normal comfort cuddles to go to!) I thought I'd have a dig through the pantry in search of some fondant. It's my little sisters' 19th birthday this coming Sunday and hubby and I are making a trip to the coast to see my family. I thought how nice it would be to make some mini rainbow layer cakes with fondant roses with us as a gift! I haven't really made roses before, I tried once with a soft icing sugar mixture but found that wasn't very effective so last shop I made sure I bought some white icing. So I popped a Disney movie on (A Bug's Life, one of my favourites) set about making a right royal mess!
|everything is all set up and ready to go!|
|Im in my element around mess!|
|Making the petals|
|Here are my roses in the making! Not too bad for a first attempt!|
|An awfully grainy self portrait of my somewhat slightly less stressed self!|
|My lovely pink food dye stained hands!|
|12 lovely little pink roses!|
|The excess icing sugar I can dust off later when they've set|
p.s after I finished the roses and was about to go to bed, I decided I wasn't tired and made these too