Saturday, 7 February 2009

Faux Cake, Panto and Thinking thin!!!

Panto Time again... I am in Panto from the 18th to the 21st Feb playing Princess Alice in Puss In Boots! We have been rehearsing for months and now the show is starting to come together, everyone is trying on costumes, having photos taken and finding props.

There is a scene in the Panto that calls for a 'Pie in the face' moment ! Or more precise a gateau..... They were going to use paper plate, with foam, but I thought hopefully I could put my cake skills to good use and create a fun looking Faux cake.........although I have to admit I have never made a faux cake before!!

So this last week I dug out some tile adhesive from my garage.....and got to work. It was quite an experience, it drys fast and I only had one spare piping nozzle, one piping bag and a whole lot of mess!!! ha,ha

I had a lot of fun! and I am quite pleased with the final now at least we have a cake! I would love to do it again, here's hoping they need more cake theme props ha,ha
The shaving foam will be added to the top so the 'evil Sir Rodger' can squish his face good and proper!

Hopefully I can capture some photos of the cake in action! and share them soon.......


Now on to Think Thin Thursday

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I am starting to feel as though I am making progress, I know this post is late, but I still want to check in and let you know how I am doing.

Exercise is feeling more natural to me now. I walk more and if I can spare 15 or 20 Min's, or while I wait for the kettle to boil I dance or stretch or just shake my body!! lol I am noticing I am not getting out of breath as quickly, and need to do more to feel the heart beat faster,

At the start I weighed roughly 11 st which was around 158 lbs. Which for my height at just over 5'1 was not what I wanted......... I can now happily say I am slowly weighing less........ at 152.6

I know its not major weight loss, but its coming down and I am really, really happy!

Our task for this week is to list a low calorie dessert, I found some biscuits called 'Nice' from Morrison's, they are plain fingers with coconut. and are so much less in sugar and fat than some others, so I have been snacking on those this week.

1. My goals for this week is to keep doing what I am doing regarding exercise

2. Try the new chicken recipe

3. Stick to eating healthy evening meal options such as fish or chicken, no quick packaged meals!

****I also want to say such a warm thank you for your comments on the cake, It is lovely to hear all your comments and I am pleased you enjoy viewing them as much as I do making them!*****

See you again soon Have a great week xxx

Priscilla x


Teresa said...

The cake is so pretty and looks so real!! What did you add for color?
Good luck with the diet. I need to do the same. I do want you to know from the pictures I have seen of you on your blog, I think you are perfectly lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!


ohiofarmgirl said...

The cake is just beautiful...and I am so happy for you about your weight loss. Dianntha

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a fabulous fake!!!

Congrats on moving around more, I do think that's the key...using those bits of time to move, stretch, etc.!

Vintage Tea said...

well done on the faux cake, I keep seeing lot's in blogland and must def try making one one day.

Well done on your weight loss and reaching your goals. With all the snow we've been experiencing I've had to do a lot of walking this week.

Victoria x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Your T.A.L.E.N.T really amazes me!
Keep up with the progress with your weight loss!
Debbie Moss

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I wish I could pop over to see Puss In Boots!! It sounds like so much fun, especially with that cake!!

Congratulations on the weight loss. Six pounds is wonderful!!

Linda said...

I'm so sorry you have had the flu...I hope you are feeling 100%, you are too busy to be ill, especially now what with the play starting. Wonderful cake you made for it, it looks so just want to cut into to it.
Your weight loss program is going just great...keep up the good work. I know it's hard work, but you are seeing the results. Take care and no more bugs....hugs, Linda

white o'morn cottage said...

That's my kind of cake! All gooey but no calories!
Can I add you to my sidebar so my pal (the cake decorator) can visit you? Love your's full of my kind of things. I especially love the Thomas Kincade cross stitch. I love his paintings.

Wild Rose said...

I hope that you had lots of fun in the panto ~ that cake looks good enough to eat!

Marie x

Wild Rose said...

I hope that you had lots of fun in the panto ~ that cake looks good enough to eat!

Marie x

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Cathy said...


I am a faux sweets addict and I wouldn't even attempt to make a faux cake.

You did an absolutely amazing job. It's beautiful and it's pink ~ my favorite color.

Congratulations on a job well done.


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