cake stall

Hello! Big election weekend in Australia – if you missed it, we just exercised our democratic right to elect the federal government. 'Cept (hang it, you all know I'm a feminist leftie) people actually voted for a Coalition government (I would never have believed it) headed by a backward thinking right wing jack rabbit. I might have to move to New Zealand. We're looking at a hung parliament at present. Come ON postal voters, do your thing! Come ON Julia – negotiate!

It's all very depressing.

What's not depressing is CUPCAKES!

For the P&C stall at the polling booths at school on Saturday.

I took: all organic apple cakes;



and really very delicious lemon and passionfruit cakes!


While I was making the cakes, I put the lovely Ivy down just outside the kitchen on her rug:


And being a self-sufficient third child, she took advantage of the peace and quiet and made it nap time.


Also while I was baking, Tilly decided to make herself a dress.


Needs more sticky tape, Mum.



And after witnessing Henry's crestfallen face as I boxed up every last one of the lemon and passionfruit cupcakes, I made some more.

I'm delighted with this recipe, was even happier with the second batch, but am in between a late night bath for smallest Walmsley and doing some very late night bookkeeping for a friend's business so will come back and post the recipe for these tomorrow!

Hope you had a tasty/relaxing/creative weekend!




9 Comments on “cake stall

August 23, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Wow, I’m impressed with your election day cooking Fi, great looking cakes, and all with a newborn! It puts me to shame ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love Tilly’s dress – very creative!

August 24, 2010 at 3:07 am

I’m hungry now.

August 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

I love Ivy’s little dress.Did you make it? That fabric is gorgeous. And I love Tilly’s dress.So clever!

“Jack Rabbit” – what a perfect description! I hope they sort it all out soon.

Cakes look divine.

How do you do it? You are truly an inspiration!

August 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Hi Fi, Ivy looks so delicious as well. Just want to scoop her up for a snuggle. So impressed with the cakes – as always! Talk soon, A

August 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm


We have a similar coalition in the UK right now. As a left thinking feminist ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did not vote for either party…

Anyhoo… the cakes look yummy, your blog looks yummy and I wanted to say hi!

I teach yoga and veganise recipes and read too many books and lived in Aus for a couple of years when I was younger (and am coming back for a holiday next year). Pop in and say hi if you fancy!


August 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Hi Angie, I didn’t make the dress but it was handmade by someone else, and I’ve peered at it closely and I think it’s do-able. Have copied a pattern and we’ll see how it works out!

Nadine Fawell
August 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Lemon! Passionfruit! Babies! Sun!

Who needs politics? Especially of the weak & divided stripe? Well, we do, but, you know.

Earth Mama
August 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Oh jeeze! I love your daughter’s dress….how creative. My fourth was easy going like that…still is. When he was a babe I would just lie him down and he’d zonk right off.


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