Saturday, 30 April 2011

Would You Like A Nibble?

With the word wedding being bandied about this weekend, I thought I'd keep it going by using this version of a wedding cake photo for Sepia Saturday. It  was from a black and white print, but didn't my computer do a grand job of 'aging' it for me?
I can no longer remember who I made it for, but I do know the roses on it were palest blush pink. And I'd love a slice to eat right now. For breakfast. Instead of which, I shall have my usual porridge with a dash of cream the milkman  will have left on my doorstep this morning.

And thereby hangs a tale. I stopped blogging at this point, and went to retrieved milk, cream and cheese from the mercy of the elements. It had been sitting there for a good two to two and a half hours, as the milk cart hums by at about 5am. As I picked up the carrier bag, bottle and a leaflet, the sound of a snail dropping onto my pathway made a crack not unlike a pistol cap.
But it was only when  I opened out the flyer that I realised where he'd been clinging, and why.
I bet his jaws ached by the time he'd worked his way through that tasty morsel!

Of all the strange pictures I've posted since Hilary of The Smitten Image fame tempted me into the world of illustration, this one must surely rank amongst the most peculiar.  Nobody could ever say my Napple Notes blog is too predictable for words...

28 comments:

  1. Clever you for making this wonderful creation. I do like a traditional wedding cake. The modern ones are rather extreme I think; piles of cupcakes etc.

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  2. I wonder what the paper's made of to be so attractive to a snail. Maybe some milk spilt on it!

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  3. The milkman still delivers? I haven't seen that here for decades.

    Impressive cake. Was it a fruit cake?

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  4. Rich and fruity, AC, complete with marzipan and royal icing!

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  5. Poor old snail ! A rather indigestible breakfast . He'd have been much better off with porridge . Or a slice or two of that very fine wedding cake .

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  6. I fancy a piece of that cake but my wife does not have to be watching. I've seen snails on tissue paper and thought that strange. I hope your snail did not crack his/her shell.

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  7. Thanks for your comments on my 'other blog' http://pickingupthethreads.blogspot.com. You will see from subsequent posts that I solved the hair problem!

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  8. Snail has good tastes.

    I can barely remember delivered milk as a very small child.

    We had a milk cow for a short time, But Daddy tired of running out to his gentleman far early in a.m. to milk, bring it home, and get to work.

    So it was back to delivery, and eventually the grocery store.

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  9. I too am surprised to hear that milk is still delivered to your doorstep. I'm so jealous. That was the best service ever. Well maybe the helms delivery truck was best with the delivery of cream puffs and donuts!
    Nancy
    Ladies of the grove

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  10. I LOVE wedding/Christmas cake, especially the corners where there is lots of marzipan!
    My parents used to get green top milk delivered by the farmer every day, and I remember dad making a bird cover to stop them pecking through the lid and drinking the cream off the top.

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  11. That snail must have been very hungry to eat that.

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  12. That wedding cake is beautiful! And I do remember getting the milk delivered when my children were small, but I don't think they do that anymore. The little bit I need I can get at the grocery store.

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  13. It gives a whole new meaning to the term "snail mail."

    The cake looks just yummy!

    Thanks for the shout-out, my friend. :)

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  14. Your milkman's flyers are printed on recycled spinach?

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  15. The cake looks and sounds delicious. We haven't had milk delivered here for many years. It was very nice and tasted better too.

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  16. Cannot believe you made that! Proving again that you are definitely a woman of many talents.

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  17. A couple of grand photographs. And congratulations on still having a milkman : I have not seen one for years. Buying milk in great plastic bottles from ASDA just isn't the same.

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  18. Snails eat paper? I did not know that. They must love when I put paper from the shredder in the garden.

    Okay, my word for this post is "unwed." The second word today that has been a real word. Google has run out of nonsensical words. "Unwed" and "bacon." We're going down a slippery slope.

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  19. I have eaten cake that tasted a bit like paper, but not in this household, I hasten to add. The wedding cake looks stunning.

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  20. Wedding cake looked stunning.

    I think a little mousie made a nest out of the leaflet!

    I think photos do make a difference to a post.... but I have a long way to go to catch up with Hilary!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  21. Snail! A French Breakfast!

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  22. Should hubs ever ask me to marry him, and should I say 'yes', I'd like you to make the wedding cake for us please. Don't buy the ingredients yet though. The chances of hubs asking and me accepting, are very slim indeed. But it is a gorgeous cake. Even in sepiad black and white ;-) Perhaps I should origami some paper hostas for the snails to feast on.

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  23. I too have snails that visit my letterbox after the postie's been, and eats it. Bl--dy annoying! I even tried snail poison pellets without much success - Dave

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  24. Oh my goodness, I am in total awe that you made that whole work of art from scratch - WOW - you are a woman of very many talents, Jinksy!

    As for the snail.. oh, we have soooo many, too many in our garden. The problem is I can't bring myself to kill them, so I sling them over the hedge into Nutty Nora's garden, instead. I've only recently learned they are like homing pigeons and always end up back from where they started. Guess that'll teach me, eh?

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  25. What a beautiful cake!!! It's bedtime where I am, but I'd like a piece now. How strange about the snail. I hope he wasn't killed by the fall.

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  26. Mail eating snail, it must have been really hungry Very interesting photograph, Jinksy ;-)

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  27. I'd love some of Wills' and Kate's wedding cake!

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