Sunday, 30 October 2016

What's this? Bake Off?

 Pinterest will be my downfall. Have you seen all these posts showing photos of beautiful cakes, and the hilarious fails as people try to copy them?

Well there could be a whole album of my Pinterest fails. So I was intrigued to see a recipe for salt dough Christmas ornaments. Now I need more Christmas ornaments like a hole in the head - over the years I have collected enough to light up a small town, but hey, homemade sounds good, right? Something else for the kids to say one day 'but we can't throw these away, mum spent a whole day making them.......'

So out came the ingredients

and two hours of my life I will never get back again....

and after all that effort, I don't even have a photo to show you of the fail. They were so horribly out of shape they went straight in the bin. But because I am an idiot, stupid, deluded,  determined, tomorrow has been earmarked as salt dough day take two......this is my Pinterest inspiration photo -

 - but you must understand that this second time around, I am not aiming for such perfection, anything that doesn't look like a blob of raw pastry hanging on a bit of string would be considered a success. Watch this space, or if you have a nervous disposition you may be wise to stay away for a few days... 


  1. They are allowed to look rustic xx

  2. I'm sure that after your practise day today, tomorrow's creations will be perfect, Enfys. 😊 xx

  3. I made these many, many years ago! They were cute but you have to put them away in something airtight - they don't look so good when they're soft....soggy baubles!!!

  4. **chuckle**
    I have never mastered salt dough but we had previous neighbours who always had a salt dough wreath hanging on the door - the husband made a new one each year and they were fabulous.
    Toni xx

  5. I think you did a wonderful job!

  6. You have cheered up my day, thought I was the only one who fell into this category.
    I wish you every success and a big pat on the back for attempting it again.

  7. Your inspiration is wonderful! But hey we all have fails, so try, try again! Can't wait to see!

  8. I can't wait to see your next attempt! I am sure they will work out just fine!!!' I have never tried! xxx

  9. Can't wait to see the results of your next attempt!


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