Crochet and cakes and a CAL

17th June

I have mentioned briefly the CAL (crochet a-long) that I am in the middle of, so far we have completed 9 of the 14 weeks and I am loving.  Last Dance on the Beach

From this CAL I am also running a crochet group where we are so far on week 5.  Thought I would share with you each of the five squares and the different cakes we have had along side.  What could be better, crochet, cake and a CAL.

Week 1


Popcorn stitch



The first crochet night fell on Norwegian
National Day, so we had to have the correct cake:
kranskake


Week 2

Star stitch, it was hard to achieve the correct gauge with this


Such texture and detail

 
Week 2 was a Paul Hollywood triple chocolate cake



Week 3

Shells and waves if the sea, lots of front post work
on these squares this week


This was a Danish cake called Sandkage,
very similar to the  Pound Cake


Week 4

Waves for week 4, loved these squares


Also the week of our Queen's 90th birthday
so it seemed fitting to have Gin & Tonic cake

Should you be interested in this moist lemon drizzle
cake with a British twist of gin,
see post here: 

Week 5


Difficult to see but there are seagull footprints
on these squares, look closely, you may just see them


And this week we ate a Mary Berry Strawberry and Cream cake

 
 
 Sharing my 5 weeks of crochet and cake with you for  Amy   5 on Friday.
 
 
♥   Have you any cake suggestions for me?   ♥


44 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to make your G&T cake all week but real life got in the way, if all goes well I'll get to it this weekend.
    Love the idea of crafting and cake, I'd try it whilst scrapbooking but fear I'd get crumbs all over my layouts!
    bon weekend
    Maggie

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    1. Hope real life can take a back seat for a white Maggie. Let me know if you make the cake and what you think xxx

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  2. What a lovely idea, crochet and cakes. Such a good combination. I love Nigellas coffee and walnut cake in her Kitchen book. Delicious. Have a good weekend. B x

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    1. Ooh thanks for that Barbara. I may try that cake next week x

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  3. Nice and delicious things, the krancake looks at the photo like an especially crochet work ;-)
    Have a nice weekend

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  4. Gorgeous work Selma. Your crochet group must be a treat. My favourite would be week 4 crochet with week 2 cake. :-) x

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    1. Good choices Jules. Hope all well with you x

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  5. You are running a first class crochet group, I expect your student numbers will double next time when word gets out about the delicious cakes too. x

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  6. It looks like you have had a fun time. One of my favourite cakes is traditional fruit cake, served up the Yorkshire way with a slice of Wensleydale cheese. Sounds odd - but it works!

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    1. Ooh Fruit cake and cheese sounds great actually x

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  7. What could be better than crochet and cakes? Perhaps only knitting and cakes... :)
    The kransekake looks very beautiful and special, and after some googling I think it also tastes wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I do have several posts all about kranskake and how to make it and its origins Sara

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  8. Oh my, what a wonderful combination, cake and crochet. Like the sound of the G and T cake ;)

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    1. It is a great combo. Cake and crochet sit hand in hand

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  9. The cake looks/sounds scrumptious.
    And your crocheting is incredible.

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  10. Such a wonderful combination two of my favourite things crochet and cake.

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    1. They are two of my favourite things also mamametcantile

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  11. Coffe flavoured Victoria sponge with coffee buttercream filling.
    Love the seagull footprint and the popcorn stitch, never seen them before. Maybe I should dust my crochet hooks. Have a nice weekend. x

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    1. Ooh that sounds good Christina. Thanks for that cake idea. And yes. Dust off the crochet hooks this is such a fun CAL

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  12. Beautiful crochet and the cakes are just...yum! I think I'd come along just for the cakes. I can't crochet but I can eat cake!

    Have a great week

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    1. Sharon this time I had a total newbie to crochet on the course too and she is doing fabulously. Poor lady though I am making her crochet quite advanced stitches

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  13. Oh, my! Crochet and cake. What a great idea. I'm wondering how much crocheting I'd get done with cake around...Ha! Looks like a wonderful CAL. Have a fun filled week!

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    1. That's a jolly good question Snap! It varies a great deal how much we achieve each week ;)

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  14. How lovely to share the CAL with friends and cake! I wish I lived near enough to come and join you. Your star stitch squares look much neater than mine, I think I'll have to frog and redo them. What about Rocky road to go with the bobble heart square?

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    1. Genius! Annie wish I had thought of Ricky road that would have been so apt. Funny you say about frogging I've decided to redo all my waves as I'm not happy with them. Second time round they are looking much smarter. I'll be happier in the long run. Have a good weekend x

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  15. No cake suggestions but you have given me some crochet suggestions. Thank you!

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  16. Crochet and cake - your class must be very popular. Some of the cake decorating is as creative and pretty as the stitches for each square. I like the look of the Danish cake. Do you make all the cakes or do members of your class contribute?

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  17. If anyone knows where to find a Gin and Tonic Cake Recipe written in language a Yank can understand, please let me know at bennittpk@gmail.com. I've Googled and Pinterested and everything is written in Brits language.

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    1. I will sort it out for you and email you x

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  18. I agree with you on the star square gauge. It was a nightmare and I had to unpick so many times (it would have been great to have the gin and tonic cake while doing that one!!). I'm on the week 3 squares now so a bit behind, but it's a great CAL. Take care xx

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  19. A wonderful combination of delicious cake and fun crochet! Glad you and your group are enjoying it so much! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  20. How busy you've been, beautiful crochet and very tasty looking cakes xx

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  21. Cake and crochet sounds like a great mix to me.

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  22. Beautiful crochet and yummy treats!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  23. I guess I agree with many who think crochet and cake are a good combo! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Interesting crochet and cakes! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Crochet and cake, indeed what could be better. I am doing this CAL as well but without the cake unfortunately as I am following Slimming World and still have 2 stone to lose. xx

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  26. Crochet and cake, obviously a winning combination, especially with the G & T cake - classic! Maybe keep going with the theme Pimms cake for Wimbledon, Sherry for Xmas !!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wren x

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  27. Cake and crochet, yum. What more's to be said?

    Diana

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  28. Deborah Garretty18 June 2016 at 15:22

    It's a great CAL isn't it? What lucky people your crochet group are! Cake and crochet (plus lots of chat), perfect companions.

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  29. The crochet and cake both look fab, how about an orange and apricot tea loaf too? Hx

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