Lemon Cake & Lettering

It was Hetty’s birthday last week (she was naughty and didn’t tell anybody until the day was nearly over, so we had a second birthday for her a few days later).

I made her a lemon drizzle cake. I used this recipe, but mine ended up needing about twice as long in the oven than the recipe said (I was quite annoyed by the end, because I wanted to go to bed and it just would not bake!) so I was a bit worried that it would be a) still liquid inside or b) super dry. Thankfully it was delicious, and perfectly lemony.

Lyric Painting

Two of my best friends got married last weekend (it was such a lovely day, and I cried quite a few times). I wanted to get them something other than the classic wedding present, so I painted this.

The lyrics are from Lover of the Light by Mumford & Sons, which they used for their first dance. I don’t think I’d noticed how wedding-appropriate the lyrics were before this.

I painted a wreath of flowers around the words, mainly in blue (the main colour of their wedding), and included a small banner at the bottom with the date of the wedding.