So I thought I would add a little description. The cake is made from the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix. The icing is a modified chocolate ganache from “Sharing Sweet Secrets” by Pamela Moriarty, I adjusted how much 60% guiardelli chocolate drops by color and i upped the amount of cream and addeda Tbls of caster sugar to the outside cream to make it a tad sweet and both the inbetween and outside icing has a Tbls of amaretto liqour in the mix. Oh so tasty… i have never made my own truffles, but this cake tasted just like the organic truffles from heb central market.
Pre Bake Cobbler with hand torn crust.
The recipe can be found here: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/07/11/blueberry-cobbler/ and you can see the changes I made down in the comments.
Look at that crispy crust!
And it was so tasty!
Fantastic with Ice Cream (soy that is)!
I have been very busy recently as I have just started a new job, which is awesome, but tiring.
Here are the pictures of the Evening dress. I have a few critiques to start with I have already received a couple yards of black lace that I will be adding at the waist and down the back where the dress is hook and eye latched together to hide the stitching. I really want to add something to break up the waist on the dress.
The Evening Dress.
I am in love with the square neck on the dress, I love the sarees and how they made the dress just pop. It was worth all of the time! The little train in the back was fantastic and I actually really enjoyed taking the trim off of the saree and then replacing it where it needed to go.
The wonderful colors of the Evening Dress.
Here are a couple silly pictures from the evening…
Titanic Zombie! I even made her drop her glove…
After a long night… I was still hungry! (I am secretly a BRAIN SUCKER!)
I am thrilled by how nicely the photos came out of the tea party! I love my dress, the design and flow were amazing.
So E has challenged me to make myself a blackworked coat, similar to the beautiful blackwork in Anonymous (beautiful blackwork, horrible storyline).
So I have found a coat pattern:
I will be doing the pattern that is slightly longer then the knee, but not so long as to be floor length. I think this will allow me to wear the coat even when I don’t have a bustle on.
The silk for the blackwork:
Here is the blackwork I have designed:
It is 3.5″ wide and 4.5″ long repeating pattern.
I will be doing the pattern in long lines down the coat, with probably 2.5″ between the longitudinal striped blackwork.
Since the jacket will not always be closed I am going to do a simple thin pattern on the turn back:
This pattern is approx 1/2″ wide and will run the length of the inside and up the turn of the coat.
So I was nudged because I finished the shirt 2 days ago and hadn’t posted anything about it…
I ended up making 3 collars and 2 cuff sets to go with the 1 shirt.
The cuff sets, collars, accessories and shirt.
I decided on linen for E’s shirt because it is what I had. You will see a distinct lack of buttons due to the fact that this is kind of a tuxedo style shirt as it is all attached with collar studs, shirt studs, cuff studs and cuff links. You can see a sampling of the mentioned when looking at the collars and cuffs.
The wing tip tall standup collar, the tall spread fold over collar and the tall simple stand up collar.
One set has a swoop in it and one is a more standard straight edge.
After mapping out all of the changes and cutting out the cotton gauze, I think it all shaped up very nicely!
The Corset Cover is a little loose in the pictures because it has not been washed yet, it will shrink up a little bit with the cotton gauze.