Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Week.

This last week of the School Holidays just flew by.
Here are some of the things we got up to :)
I bought some lovely fresh flowers for home. I don't usually buy native flowers but I couldn't resist these gorgeous Waratahs.

We had our first "incident" on the Skate ramp. We thought Finn had maybe broken his ankle but it just turned out to be a nasty bruise/bump. It was an anxious afternoon!

Noah got to enjoy his first bout of warm weather and I got to enjoy dressing him up in some cute shorts and thongs :)
I had a bit of a panic at the warm weather as I didn't really have anything to wear as I haven't really updated my Summer wardrobe since being pregnant last Summer. I was happy to find an old maxi skirt that still fit!
Finn and I have had fun the past week doing the Challenge a day. He has his own Instagram account and I love seeing his view of the world.

Noah has become a daddy's boy this week, lighting up every time Simon walks in the room. Adorable!

And I had a little practice session on creating a mini ombre cake for Noah's Christening which is in a few weeks.




I ended up using 1.5 vanilla packet cake mixes, divided amongst 5 little cake pans. It was a bit hard to get the colours right as I wanted blue but the colour was more aqua/green. Maybe the eggs?
I just made sure I had a variation of the colours.

Once the cakes were cooked, I evened the tops up and popped them in the freezer for a bit to cool. I then layered each colour (darkest on the bottom) with Vanilla icing. I didn't really have enough at home but wasn't too worried as it was my practice run. So the overall look wasn't as polished as I would have liked but once I cut into it, it was perfection!

It was so satisfying to have it work out! And we all had an indulgent Sunday afternoon tea plus leftovers for lunch-boxes and teachers tomorrow.

How has your week been?


all images my own

22 comments:

  1. Oh those little feet in those itty bitty thongs, I'm in love :)
    Gorgeous images Simone. Your outfit is a beautiful one, considering you threw existing clothes together like that... it WAS so very hot last week and I loved it, while it lasted :/
    The pic of Simon & Noah is also so lovely.
    Great job with the cake too! I made my first ever rainbow layer cake this year and it was quite the task... but very rewarding. I think you're ready for the big one for Noah's christening, good luck! xo

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    1. Thanks Julie, the thongs were an old pair of Jasper's that I had kept. So cute :) He only wore them for the photo op of course! I was surprised the skirt fit, you've got to love an elastic waist :) The layer cake was fun and quite easy as it was so small x

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  2. That cake looks excellent, good idea doing a practice run you never know how its going to turn out sometimes. Looks like you enjoyed the warm weather this weekend, those thongs are so cute x

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    1. Yep Michelle, I felt I needed a practice run with this one. Less stress closer to the day :)

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  3. Great job on the cake. I made a rainbow one for my daughters 16th last year. Everyone loved it. I love all your photos. Back to school always makes me a little say after having a busy 2 weeks and then no-one at home. What will I be like when they leave home? Have a lovely day.

    Vicki
    www.shoppegirls.blogspot.com

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    1. I know Vicki, you certainly notice the quiet once they are back at school. The cakes seem to be on everyones "must do " lists. I think they look stunning x

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  4. Looks like a great week Simone. Love the pic of bub and Simon. And that cake! I'm still thinking about it after seeing it on IG. It's amazing how the actual cakes look a bit of an odd colour with the slightly beige tinge, but when you cut it, it looksk amazing! I can't wait to try it xx

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    1. Yes Sarah, I thought I might have messed up once I saw the mottley beigey bluey colour but once the icing was on and it was cut, voila! Good luck with yours xx

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  5. As always, a lovely collection of photos Simone.
    That cake is AWESOME! Great job! I attempted a rainbow one like that a couple of years ago and it was an epic fail :)
    Have a great week!
    x
    http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/

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    1. Thanks Claire, how disappointing your cake didn't turn out. Are you tempted to try again? xx

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  6. Simone the cake looks fantastic. Wow little Noah is growing up so quick, what a little cutie. Thsoe little feet in thongs and boardies melts my heart. Looks like you had a great last week of school

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    1. Thanks Jill, Noah is growing so fast and I am loving all of these new stages. Love playing dress ups with him too xx

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  7. I'm glad Finn is ok! Broken bones are no fun at all.

    The cake looks great!

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    1. Thanks Rhiannon, it was a huge relief! He is always on the go so he wouldn't have coped at all xx

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  8. What a beautiful week - and cake!!
    How gorgeous is that fresh baby skin!!!
    :-) xx

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    1. Yes Shar, so fresh. Will be slathering on the suncream this Summer :) Think of all the sundresses you are going to have access to this year! xx

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  9. Gorgeous cake, I am envious that you are doing this yourself. We have our 8 month olds Christening in 2 weeks and I have a lovely girl from school making mine. Don't you love seeing the little ones bare legs and feet in some sunshine. Gorgeous week.

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    1. Thanks, so happy with how it turned out. As it is only a small christening with immediate family I was comfortable doing it myself . How great to know someone that does cakes though :) Yes I love chubby baby legs out in the sun, they are the best! xx

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  10. the cake looks amazing!!

    can I ask about your grey tee- the one you are wearing with the maxi? And can i ask about the necklace too, please? Love.

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    1. Hi Peta, the top is just a singlet top from Big W. The Emerson range, it is a great cut, kinda roomy and a thicker material. The necklace is from Collette but the charms are from Palas Jewellery. They were my Mothers Day gift this year and I wear them practically every day x

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    2. Thanks Simone! I do remember you getting the charms now, I like them on the longer chain.

      Happy weekending to you x

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  11. Hi Simone, gorgeous cake, I just made a rainbow one for my daughters 3rd birthday, was so nerve racking cutting into it with everyone watching. I noticed you just used normal food colouring, try the wiltons gel colours. They are soo much better, you get a much better colour with only using the tiniest bit. Good luck x

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