Sunday, 4 April 2010

Cake, Tea and Flowers

My simnel cake, which I am very proud of. It took three hours to bake and had a collar of brown paper and string. I only had room for eight disciples, and all my fruit sank to the bottom, but it tastes good! My Mum and brother were here today for Easter lunch. Andy cooked while we went for a wander in Greenwich. Delicious lunch and I managed to come second in scrabble rather than last.
Another tall, thin painting, representing the many cups of tea drunk today.
I have missed shadow shot Sunday again, but these would have been perfect. I do like green flowers. I have Euphorbias and Hellebores in the garden, and also a variety of tulip called Spring Green-if it appears again. Snowdrops have that little flash of green too. These are from the flower shop and are teamed with another green flower and two pink roses with green tinges.


Robyn said...

Your cake looks delicious and beautiful.
I like the painting of the tea cups... very pretty tea cups.
Green flowers... you know I haven't ever really thought about green flowers, but now I am.

Lovely post and thank you for visiting with me.

best wishes
Robyn :)

Sonia ;) said...

OMG I love the tea cup painting..Look so awesome..U are talented


parallel-botany said...

I've never heard of a simnel cake before, but I love marzipan and fruitcakes, so I'm sure I'd love it. Yum!

I love your tall teacups - is that a duck on the second cup?

Anonymous said...

I love your skinny painting - especially as it's of teacups!!

jabblog said...

Mmmm, simnel cake. It looks so pretty - well done! I thought about making one, as I think about making one every year - and don't!

snoopydog said...

Sounds like a very pleasant Easter Sunday! I admire you even tackling a simnel cake and in any case, the taste is the most important thing! I really like you thun painting. Such pretty teacups. It would look lovely framed on a kitchen wall!!! :) Ros

Tracy said...

What a sweet post, Sarah... that cake is beautiful...*sigh*... and so are your teacups in watercolor. :o) The fresh green of the flowers is a lovely homage to spring... So happy spring is here! Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Candace said...

The cake looks great! Those teacups are fantastic, and reminded me of the tea parties I attended this weekend. So glad you had a good visit with family. How lucky you are.

I love love love the green flowers, just as I do white flowers with tinges of green or yellow. New life, new beginnings.
Happy Everything, dear Sarah.

Candace x

Linda Sue said...

Cake and tea- can't be half bad, I am thinking- wish i lived closer I would pop over and in my brash american way invite myself in! Beautiful cake! I absolutely adore the tea cup painting, you clever girl. That inspires me for my kitchen wall wich is narrow. Great idea! Love your pooch header- pup on a mission!
Green flowers are lovely!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Am drooling with your simnel cake. Looks so appealing and am sure it's yummy too.

Happy Day!

Janine said...

Your Simnel cake looks interesting, I have never heard of it before.

Love your teacup painting!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. Cake looks yummy. Let me have a bite.

Anonymous said...

your cale looks fabulous! mmmmmmmmmmm

KindredSpirit said...

I remember when we came round for Easter tea once and you made one of those Simnel cakes - so impressive!!!!!!! Also love the long skinny picture - great shape for a sketch book. I am off to Berlin on Friday and am trying to put together a micro journalling pack - v hard!