In my kitchen this month, it seems it’s all about big.
In my kitchen there’s now no excuse for running late. I bought this big clock which is not yet on the wall of my kitchen because I’m waiting for Carl to do a ‘boy’s job’ and drill a hole into the cement-rendered brick wall so I can hang it. With a diameter of more than 60cms (2ft) it’s going to need a big wall.
In my kitchen I have a big bag of cooking chocolate but just look at it. Can you see it’s been opened? I didn’t open it. I bought this big quantity for a very specific purpose and before I even got on to that specific purpose, someone started comfort-snacking. ‘Lay off the cooking chocolate, Carl’.
In my kitchen I have a big cake board. It is unbelievable that after Celia gave me one thousand and one cakes boards in a broad variety of sizes and shapes, that there wasn’t one in the size I needed. I actually had to ‘cross the bridge’ to find this cake board which is 75cms (30 inches) on its longest side. It’s the board I will use to make Archie’s cake.
In my kitchen I have a lot of fondant; 2kgs of white, 3kgs of midnight black, (one escaped the photo shoot), 1kg of navy blue and 1kg of orange. I’ll be rolling all of this out then cutting it into shapes then it will appear on the big board.
In my kitchen I also have a fondant smoother. Apparently these are a ‘must-have’ when making a sculptured cake. I’m looking forward to it being a big help to me.
In my kitchen I have a few other things for my cake decorating drawer. When I went ‘over the bridge’ to buy the cake board I also bought some red powder for tinting fondant. The powders always work better than the liquid dyes, especially when you have to turn something red (red’s a very difficult colour to make as is black). I also bought some writing pens. The icing in these is solid but if you put the pen in a glass of warm water, the icing will soften and then you can write with them. You can never have too much edible glue so I have another bottle of that as well.
Not quite in my kitchen but just around the corner in the hallway I have a big amount of booze. We don’t like to be thirsty. But actually, it’s heading to the venue for the big 21st which is fast approaching.
In my kitchen I have this:
Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a clue – it’s an Australian landmark. Think, think, think. Do you give in? Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s a sculpture of Uluru. In Alfie’s class they had to bring in recycling materials and make an Australian landmark. If this is the best he could do, I’m very pleased he didn’t aim higher and try something more challenging like the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. This bit of sculpture just might be making a quick but quiet trip to the nearest bin. Even Alfie told me to ‘bin it’.
So that’s the big news of what’s going on in the Hotly Spiced kitchen this month. If you’d like to do an ‘In My Kitchen’ post, be sure to link up with Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.
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