23 October 2011

BB's cake and a pretty box...

Good morning!  It's Sunday morning here in Greece and my husband has just gone off to the Irish pub with BB's husband to watch the World Cup Rugby Final (NZ vs France).  My husband is wearing his All Black's shirt and has taken the NZ flag with him.  I hope NZ wins!

I'm about to sit down with my crafting gear and have some 'me' time.

I thought I would just pop a picture in here of BB's birthday cake... sadly it is all gone now, but the memory lives on : )

Yum!  Mum's choklit cake recipe with a kind of chocolate buttercream filling (I say kind of because it is something I tend to make up as I go along and is never the same twice) and a chocolate ganache icing...  I'm glad it's all gone now... it was dangerous!

I made a wee box for BB's birthday present that I thought I would share here because I used a fantastic tutorial that I found on the web... You can see the tutorial here.  The box was super easy to make and has quite a professional feeling finish and the making of it is actually a bit therapeutic.  I have found myself since then just randomly making boxes when my mojo is low on batteries.

Here's the box I made:

It all folds in so there are no raw edges and the base and top are made in the same way.  The sides are all double thickness so it is quite sturdy and can be made with paper rather than card if you prefer.  Since I made the first box I have found that I prefer to make the size difference between the top and bottom 0.2 or 0.3cm difference rather than the recommended 0.5cm.  

I was inspired to make a box after reading this post by Rimna.  I really love her work... it has such a beautiful feel about it.

I hope you are having a lovely relaxing Sunday wherever you are!

Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece


ChickieChirps said...

oh, and the box I thought was bought! It is perfect, and I've signed up for a tutorial as soon as we can do so, to use up all that card I have lying around for Christmas and other delightful boxes.

The box now sits, lid placed at a jaunty angle, in my jewellery cupboard, a beautiful new addition.

Last of the cake downed last night. I couldn't bear it sitting there, beckoning me from the bench any longer....

ChickieChirps said...

PS Congratulations on winning at OSAAT!

Sherry said...

I love the box you made. I need to learn how to make them, so I can make my own gift boxes.

Anonymous said...

YAYYY!!! Go NEW ZEALAND! We watched the match too... which is quite something for a 'non-Rugby' household ;)

Isn't it funny how chocolate cake 'calls' from plate? 'Eat me, please eat me!" I have listened to it's siren call far too often (my 'motherly' hips are witness to that!).

Love the boxes Arabella... 'our' shop is going to be full of all things wonderful if you keep this up. I'll have to do the very early morning shift to make things up to you :)

Love to all.


RiNNE said...

Love the cake you baked (sounds delish!) and the box you made!!! So pretty!! I gotta check out that tutorial! Yay for ME time!!