I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the royal wedding, I did! I was only going to watch Kate arrive (the dress of course) but couldn't switch the telly off. She looked amazing, and so in love, was lovely to see.
I had an early start the following morning, as I held my first garage sale for many years. It was quite interesting being on the other side of one. Apart from a couple of cheeky early customers(one who peered into my house and enquired about items on my dresser being for sale, a bit intrusive!), I quite enjoyed the chit chat. An hour into it and only $9 better off, I thought it may turn out quite embarrassing having to carry everything back inside. However most sales were made late morning and it was well worth it. Plus my house is a bit more decluttered, yay!
Anyway, I've been meaning to share my choc cake recipe with you. We had a lovely friend, and her gorgeous wee daughter for tea not so long ago. It was her birthday, so I made a cake. It's so easy, all just gets mixed in one bowl, no creaming, or anything time consuming or fiddly. Pretty economical too, not a lot of butter. I usually just ice with icing sugar and cocoa icing, though if it's a special occasion I make the ganache and spread my favourite jam inside. I always think a cake looks a little bit fancy if on a pedestal too, this was one we had on our dessert table at our wedding. Oh and I accidentally bought magic candles... it was like putting sparklers (handheld sparkling fireworks) on top, wee bit confusing for the girls too.