Sunday, 1 March 2015

Rainbow Cake

so its my birthday next week and I'm seeing my mum for my birthday so I thought I would make a cake and see my sister and nephews this weekend.... being that my favourite colour is pink it was only fitting that I would have a pink coloured cake and also I was testing out a new icing recipe which was pretty good if you ask me...

my hubby wasnt that keen to try it but once he knew it was just normal vanilla cake with normal flavoured icing he was happy to try it

it was a big surprise to everyone when I cut it open

next time I think I will smooth the outside edges so its not so obvious that there are layers..

and my new icing was some butter with some melted marshmallows then adding icing sugar until it was nice and thick... a little milk helped thin it out when I added a little too much icing sugar but it was really yummy :)

being that cadbury was inside and I had some frozen puppy birthday cake left in the freezer I got some out for her to enjoy

she decided that instead of eating it on the kitchen floor she would take it to her mat :P

Cadbury's Latest Problem

I take Cadbury into the vet to get a check up on her foot and to get checked for the dreaded hip dysplasia.. why you ask? well she sits funny

she always sits to the side like this which I thought was normal for a long time but apparently isnt...

her middle wobbles from side to side heaps when she walks which I was worried about and she does the bunny hop kind of run when she is chasing after things as in she uses her back two feet together to push her along...

so they take her out the back to have a look at her hips (with a little help from a veterinary nurse) and they come back to tell me she has a luxating patella... the quote comes in at a lot of money.. no lets revise that to a crazy amount of money to spend on a dog to have surgery and of course what do we do... we go through with it...

I book her in and it was lucky that a specialist was visiting and was able to do the surgery with our vet scrubbing in to assist... while she was under they said they would do xrays of her hips (which is the best way to diagnose hip dysplasia as well as xrays of her knees and toes, they would also have a good feel and see if she had damaged her cruciate ligament (which was even more money to fix)... well the good news is she didnt damage her cruciate ligament and doesnt have hip dysplasia but both knees have luxating patellas... with the left knee being worse than the right (which they said was from an injury that we don't know when or how it happened but explained the mystery limp that she had back in October) the vet said it was genetic so we have contacted the breeder to let them know that she had had problems

but for now its rest in the laundry sedation, pain pills and no running around (which is easier said than done)

I'm hoping that everything goes well and that the injections that she has to get for the left knee will postpone having to do the right knee for as long as we can

Lemon Meringue Pie

at my best friends engagement party they had lemon meringue pie :D and knowing that it was my favourite (and hubby's favourite) I snapped a quick picture to tease him (he couldnt make it Nonna has been very unwell recently and he was up checking up on her)

it was very tart just the way I like it :D

Nutella Dessert

one of my friends on facebook put up this picture and a yummy looking dessert involving marshmallows nutella and pastry.. and my husband was pestering me to make it asking if we had all the ingredients.. and of course I had the huge costco roasting marshmallows so instead I made him this

they look pretty similar ;) :P hehe

Last Zucchini Harvest Day 165

I decided to finally pull out my zucchini plants out.. it was time... and my last zucchini of the season is this little one

so thats it for my zucchinis for this season... I wonder what next season will look like :)

Valentine's Day

our bears love valentines day :) and lucky they remembered ;) because we forgot :P

and even cadbury got a valentine's day present (and she hasnt managed to destroy it yet :P in fact I think its her new favourite toy :P)

Harvest Day 163

I picked a whole bunch of strawberries and decided to make a smoothie out of them... but I'm still not so sure why they have been so small

and I also picked a bunch of bean... but I think I waited too long to pick them because they didnt have a lot of flavour