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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Guests

As I said last week, my sister and her two sons came to visit over the weekend. Fun times were had by all but we are all completely exhausted. She was a very appreciative audience for offerings from the kitchen. So much so that she ordered the asparagus pizza for lunch on arrival and then perused the cookbook and suggested (very wisely too) the curried sweet potato soup for dinner the next day. Only a sister would be so bold.




Grace had her birthday cake which was completely luscious and too much for even the nine of us to eat. Grace's biggest fan is her little cousin Ted. He calls her Mary and is relentless in his adoration of Grace. Her patience with a four year old is to be commended.

The cake was inspired by the latest Donna Hay magazine. I couldn't make the icing as white as that in the magazine but I'm a little dubious about the authenticity of magazine pictures sometimes. I also didn't make the cake into six layers, four was quite enough. The proof was in the taste though and it was lovely.



Farm activities also go down well with little boys and Ted loved having the freedom of Sunny Corner Farm. The baby being eight weeks was completely adrift, and unsettled so I'm hoping that now he is safely back home he can be the good baby that he is and let Kelly get a little more sleep.


Tracy









8 comments:

Vickie said...

aww what agorgeous post Tracy..thankyou for sharing your special family visit..the cake you made Grace has my mouth watering..cheers Vickie

Lisa said...

The cake looks great!

Apple Jack Creek said...

Curried sweet potato soup? OH YEAH! That sounds awesome - and I have two big sweet potatoes in the bucket in the hallway that are looking for a purpose in life. I think you just helped find it. :)

Jellywares said...

What a gorgeous post Tracey!!! You have such a sweet family and i sure does look like your sistewr and her family had a great visit on Sunny Corner Farm..

jodie :)

Janice said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your visitors. Grace's birthday cake look rather spectacular. I bet it tasted a good as it looks.

Phoebe said...

Wow what a cake! Sounds like some lovely family time.

Paola said...

Hi Tracy - that is one very impressive looking cake! As for magazine food photography, I suspect a lot of it is as subject to primping and prodding and Photoshopping as a Vogue magazine spread.

Blore said...

Thanks for the lovely stay, my only regret, not eating more of your helpings from the kitchen!!