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!


  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.

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

  3. Congrats! And yippee for summer holidays!

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

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

  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 :)

  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!

  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

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

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

    Nuts in May

  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!

  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! :)