Monday, December 15, 2014

The Christmas Cookathon...

Hi folks..with only 10 days left until the big day...crikey I feel as though I'm on a runaway Christmas train...time to head to the kitchen and nail the Christmas Cake...
I know what you're should have been made a month ago but this is my foolproof Golden Christmas Cake...a recipe I found in Woman's Own in 1970...the year I was married and I've been making it ever since...surely this is not going to be the year it all goes horribly wrong....Cake No 44 ready for the oven to work it's magic...
and the modern day spatula is just too darned efficient compared to the wooden spoon of olden days leaving barely enough for that nostalgic Christmas pastime...licking the bowl...happy childhood memories of running home from school praying that Mum hadn't got round to doing the washing up...
And whilst the cake is baking...I'm nipping back to the cubbyhole to finish off my "waste not want not" Grungeboard project...
using up the last remnants of one of my all time Tim Holtz favourite Paper Stash packs...the gorgeous Merriment which I believe has now been discontinued....bah humbug on that one but...
no doubt Mr TH will be releasing equally gorgeous papers to tempt us at CHA in January so no point in hoarding old stuff...out with the old and in with the new is my motto and if everything goes according to plan I'll be back tomorrow to share probably what will be my last Christmas project of 2014 and a "I've done it again" gorgeous Christmas Cake...she says confidently.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Mmmmmmm, I can smell the gorgeous aroma of your cake in the oven from here in 'Oz'...I hope we get to see the finished product??

    Jennifer. x

  2. Good Morning Kath. Boy that Christmas cake looks good, even though it has not been baked yet. You will definitely need to share this recipe with us. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. I stick with good old Delia's recipe Kath but your cake looks yum and I love licking the bowl too!

  4. The cake mix looks great - hope all went well with the baking (I bought one this year).
    The mini book is looking good.
    Toni xx

  5. I am going to have to refer to you as WonderKath! Crafting, decorating, building, cooking, baking - is there anything you cannot turn your hand to and make it fabulous?!! I bet that cake turns out beautifully..... just like all your creations! I have managed to do a step by step and also my Tim Tag so I am quietly impressed with myself.... Hugs from a distance, don't want to pass on these cold germs, Anne xx

  6. Aww looking lovely is your cake mix and great that your still using the same recipe after 44 years l still have my wooden spoon couldn't work without it ....l'm loving your creation too Kath xx

  7. Curious - what kind of cake is that? Sigh - love Merriment I will have to check my stash to see if I have enough sufficiently hoarded....

  8. I think we need the recipe.....after 44's good to be good! I so enjoy your blog! Merry Christmas from