Friday, 19 November 2010

Children in Need antics!

Well, as a teacher Children in Need is a big day in our calender. This year has been no exception, and we had our usual Deanery's Got Talent competition. I was asked to take part in a Lady Gaga act, and set to making an exciting costume. After browsing online I found a picture of her wearing a fabulous geometric inspired dress, which I set about trying to recreate. I made some truncated tetrahedrons, and then glued them together in groups of 4. I also made a cube octahedron and attached square based and triangular based pyramids. You can find the nets here:
After attaching it to a headband it made a great head piece. A blonde wig, and a basic black dress made a pretty good Gaga outfit!

I also was on a baking mission yesterday, as I always sell my cakes in the staffroom. I managed to bake 9 cakes ( 2 lemon drizzle, 2 Cappucino, 2 Carrot, 1 parsnip and maple syrup, 1 coconut and a batch of brownies) in one afternoon. I then spent the evening making the fillings and toppings. The parsnip was a big hit, as most people are intrigued by it and find themselves trying it out of curiousity. Everybody loves it though! I think I'm going to have to start posting my recipes, but that will have to wait for another day.

 Chocolate Brownies - low fat believe it or not!
 Cappucino cake with white chocolate icing
 Coconut cake with buttercream and raspberry jam.
 Lemon drizzle and sharp icing.

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

I have also been spending this evening doing the Spellbinders blog hop to try and win myself some goodies. Its been taking ages though posting comments on all the blogs! It has definately been worth it though, as I've found some brilliant new blogs to follow. Right, time to go!

1 comment:

  1. Love your Lady Gaga costume. :) My 12 YO was her for Halloween, too.