Dexie is 4

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A little boy here turned 4 last weekend so we had a woodland themed party to celebrate, lots of woodland themed party food topped off with a toadstool cake.

The kids loved seeing the party food, lots of ooohs and aaaahhh’s 🙂 The favours were individual chocolates shaped as toadstools or hedgehogs in clear celophane with ribbon on – I didn’t manage to photograph them as I was too busy keeping an eye on everyone! We did an Autumn craft project of threading lots of pine cones, conkers (horse chestnuts), leaves, acorn cups and other woodland bits onto string – they actually look really lovey – I’ll post some pics of ours when I get them off my phone!

For the cake, I used 3 layers of Victoria sponge to make the top of the toadstool, glued together with strawberry jam and whipped cream and sort of sculped it into shape, then covered with a light layer of butter icing before draping and molding the rolled out fondant icing over the top. It took about an hour to decorate the cake (putting the butter icing in the fridge for a few minutes between each stage).

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I’m sneaking in this customer photo too as the tree kind of goes with the woodland theme (see what I did there), thank you to Lianne for the super photo. See more customer pics on the Moozle instagram feed here.

Autumn Magic

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Hello and sorry for the lack of new posts recently! It has been crazily busy with Christmas orders, which is great but… I just hope I can keep up the pace.

I wanted to show you these two new twists on previous designs, the ‘Birdie’ design above and the ‘Enchanted’ design below, here in pinks instead of peaches, nice to try out new colourways, keeps it fresh for me, that’s what I like.

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This Autumn (until the rain started the week before last… wooo-hoo that storm!) has been beautiful with the crisp mornings, low sun and beautiful colours of the turning leaves (all of which have gone now of course), we were lucky enough to catch the last burst of all the Autumn beauty with a weekend in the Ardennes, fantastic to take some time out and just be in nature with the kids during their half term.

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Farmers Market

A few pics from our walk around the lovely local Farmers Market here the Frankendael park a couple of Sundays ago, it really is very nice, especially in the Autumn when they light the bucket fires and the smells of the toasting nuts, mulled wine and and all the delicious food teats hang in the air. We always make a bee line for the chocolate brownies at the ABC stall, way too many delicious cakes on offer here! There were a lot of people sitting around drinking prosecco and eating fresh oysters! How lucky we are, I really count my blessings when I see this way of life here in Amsterdam, we are so privileged, we must enjoy every moment.

The colours of the cherry tree leaves outside are apartment are amazing right now – they take our breath away when we walk in the room, great for me to look at from my work desk as I am in sewing your Moozle teepee tents a lot right now – better get back to it!