Monday, January 17, 2011

Blogger Awards and My Latest Creations.

I was delighted to head over to Scissors Paper Rock a couple of days ago to catch up on what wonderful things Claire was posting about to see that she had passed on two blogger awards to me. Thankyou so much Claire :)

As part of these awards I need to share 7 facts about myself and then pass it onto some other fabulous bloggers.

1. I don't like vegemite! I know this is very un-Australian of me, but it is something that I have never been able to bring myself to eat.

2. My favourite colour is purple. My year 10 formal dress was purple, not very stylish when I look back now, but at the time I thought I looked stunning!!

3. I can cook, but can't sew or sing.

4. I am quite shy and reserved around new people, but amongst family and friends am quite forward and confident.

5. I am a brunette, but would love to be a blonde for a little while! My sister is a hairdresser but will not help me out with this!

6. My dad is Greek, but I do not speak the greek language and have never visited Greece. Would love to do both one day.

7. Today is our wedding anniversary, as of today we have been happily married for 13 years :)

So there you have it, a little bit more about me. Now to pass these awards onto some of my favourite bloggers:

* Sweet Style by Mrs A in the Cove
* A Room For Everyone
* A Dream House for Trish
* The Five Year Project

Please head over and visit these lovely blogs if you haven't already done so.

And to finish off here is my latest cake. This was for Andrew who is a Portsmouth FC fan (an English Soccer Team). The cake was cherry ripe mudcake with dark chocolate ganache and fondant covering.

And these are the latest cupcakes. Toy Story Themed vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream swirls for Aiden who was turning 4. The fondant toppers were hand modelled by me.

Enjoy the rest of the week. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the flood effected people. Please donate if you can, a great cause is Baked Relief, that was started by Danielle from Digella Emporium.


  1. Why thank you once again gorgeous Katena and a very happy anniversary to you and your hubby (I have another friend celebrating her 13th wedding anniversary today as well!!). Will work on 7 facts about me - can't beleive you don't like vegemite! Love those new cakes - toy story ones are so cute!! Leanne xx

  2. Ooooh HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you & Hubby Katena!!! 13! That's awesome!!
    All your recent cakes are as always...AMAZING! I just showed Ella the Toy Story ones & she said "Wow, they are lovely!! Can you really eat them?" hehehe!
    And...I'm with you on not being able to sew or sing :)

  3. Happy Anniversary! Hope you both have a wonderful day.. The cakes look gorgeous, I especially love those toy story ones! And thank you so much for another award, it's so nice of you to think of me - there are so many great blogs out there. By the way, my husband doesn't eat vegemite either. Have a wonderful week..Rachaelxx

  4. Thanks Katena! Happy Anniversary too. It was good to get to know you a little better as I sit here reading with my coffee and vegemite on toast! Gorgeous cakes as always. ;-)

  5. Thanks Katena & happy anniversary to you guys!
    I love your cakes especially the toy story cup cakes, they must take you ages.
    Have a great week!!

  6. Happy Anniversary to you and Paul Katena, I hope you had a great day!
    Hayden would adore those cupcakes, we have just finished decorating his room in a Buzz Lightyear theme. He is mad on Buzz.