Monday, May 6, 2013

A Race, and Rose Petal Butterfly Buns

It's been a busy couple of weeks here.

2 weeks ago, daughter was  stewarding at a rowing race, so Hubby and I went along for a look.
We didn't get to see her, but we did see some cool boats.
They're bigger than I thought up close
We had a "Country Fair" in school last week, organised by a group who are following a vocational programme of horticulture, woodwork, cookery and I.T. They had lots of games, a mobile farm, a falconry display and some cake competitions (for staff!).

Initially I thought I would make something for the Novelty Cakes section, but then I knew I wouldn't have time, so I entered the Taste section with plain old butterfly buns. For filling, I used my Rose Petal Jam, and cream. The recipe is a very easy, all-in-one method that I have used countless times over the years when baking for school cake sales.

Well, guess what? They WON!!!!! First prize!
( I know it's all about taking part, but I love to win! Others clearly do too, because the competition was huge...chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, pavlovas, profiteroles....)

We're now just 4 weeks away from summer holidays, and I can't wait!
The sun finally made a decent appearance this weekend, and I did loads of gardening...of course I'm exhausted and stiff now!


12 comments:

  1. Well done! Of course, we all like to win. I think the butterfly buns would have struck just the right 'wishing-for-summer' note. And they look yummy, too. Rose petal jam sounds just perfect for a butterfly's tea.

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  2. Congratulations to you!!!! They do look worthy of the blue ribbon!...:)JP

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  3. Congrats! And yippee for summer holidays!

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  4. Oh yay for you.. it looks absolutely delicious!

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  5. Where's the recipe, because now I'm really I'm intrigued by rose petal jam! Please share.

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  6. Someone gave me some rose petal jam and I think I will use it in cakes when we have people over to tea. I find it slightly odd on toast or bread but it would be wonderful with cake. Thanks for the tip :)

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  7. Congratulations on your winning entry! They look delicious!

    I'm the same way-- spring finally comes and I try to do everything. I've been attempting to walk every day and am just now getting over all the soreness that comes from exercising again. ha!

    Enjoy your beautiful weather!

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  8. Congratulations on the win, Mimi.

    Also thank you for your kind words at Maggie's - I have written a little tribute for Maria. Hugs ~ Eddie

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  9. Those buns look delicious!
    Congrats on the win!

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  10. Wow! How lovely to win! That cake looked delicious.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  11. I believe I would have to feign a serious illness if we had four more weeks left! Only 6 days here! SIX DAYS! I'm doing the dance of joy! LOL We're really going to have to come up with a way to taste recipes that look so delicious like yours! YUM!

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  12. I'm a bit late, but congratulations on your 1st place win! The butterfly cakes look lovely and I'm sure it was your jam which put them over the top! Nice job! :)

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