Monday, 26 November 2012

NEW website!!

Japp Design have made Martha & Me a lovely new website...check it out at  I will be adding to the shop and updating the blog in the next couple of weeks. 

For anyone local to Cambridge Martha and Me along with Origami-Est will be having a stall at Mayfield School, Cambridge-  Christmas market on 30th november (7.30-10.00). 

and these are some shades i recently made to order....

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Miffy cake - step by step

I can't believe Martha is 2 tomorrow! This Miffy cake is my first attempt at a novelty cake. I struggled to decide on a character, she loves Peppa Pig, Raa Raa, Postman Pat, Noddy etc so it was a tough call. I decided on Miffy mostly because she is my favourite and we have the book 'Miffy's Birthday' which we can read tomorrow. I hope Martha likes it!

This is a basic guide to how i made it (i am a novelty cake novice so please excuse errors or unprofessional methods!)

I made a simple template, this ensured i had enough cake and the scale looked ok before i committed to cutting!

The cake was made in two round and one square tins. I made a simple sponge. I mixed up 12oz SR flour, 12oz Sugar, 12oz butter, 6 eggs, 1tsp vanilla and 2tspbaking powder. The icing is fondant icing and I used some of those lovely gel food dyes to make the pink,

The finished result!!!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Recently my life has seemed predominately focused on Martha's sleep, or rather lack of sleep....
We are trying to reduce and stop day time naps (with a hope of her sleeping more at night!) so i have lost my craft slot :( I can't really use the sewing machine when she is around so I am doing a bit more jewellery making as I can do this at the table whilst she is playing. I have been making things with buttons and resin cabochons. Cabochon is a totally new word and craft for me but I am enjoying the results!