I’m up to appliquéing my hexie star to a background, and so far so good!
Thanks for all your suggestions and ideas – lots of different processes to try. I guess that’s how we work out which process, or combination thereof, suits us best. I do love the Internet for this helpful spread of information!!
Now, for those who asked, Ma Kettle had supplied the recipe for that delicious fruit cake. It’s actually my Nanna’s (Ma Kettle’s mum).
BOILED PINEAPPLE FRUIT CAKE.
1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
1 can crushed pineapple
500gs mixed fruit
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 cup plain flour
1 cup S.R. flour
Place sugar, pineapple, chopped mixed fruit, bi-carb soda, spice and butter in a saucepan.
Bring to boil for three minutes.
Remove from heat and cool completely. ( we cooled ours overnight )
Sift flours together and stir into cold mixture with beaten eggs.
Place mixture in lined 20cm. tin.
Bake in moderate oven 1 hour and 30 minutes. Reduce heat to slow for further 20/30 minutes. ( we didn’t cook for this long – it appeared to be cooked before the final 20/30 minutes – I guess each oven is different )
Thanks Ma Kettle, I’m sure we will.