I had some surgery on my foot at the beginning of December and so have spent the past 3-4 weeks with a bandaged foot elevated on a stool. I am now recovering, so itching to get back to the photography. In the meantime, I was inspired by Nigella to try some Christmas Cooking and bought a Holiday Tree bundt pan and made a Vanilla Cake instead of the more usual Christmas Cake, which in our family doesn’t get eaten that much and usually ends up being thrown away in the middle of January!
Cooking my Vanilla Cake
The recipe was easy to do, so after sending my husband out to do battle with the supermarket in the run up to Christmas, I spent my days confined to the house pottering around the kitchen.
I bought the decorative tin on line from Richmond Cookshop and was impressed with the quality, cast aluminium and quite substantial. I used spray oil to grease it before cooking the cake mix. It came out really easy and looked and smelled gorgeous.
We had it on Christmas Day, sprinkled liberally with icing sugar to bring out the detail on the trees. My daughter was eager to try it.
Some more of my photographic experiments while confined to barracks will be posted shortly. Happy New Year!