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What I was up to in November

What I was up to in November
What I was up to in November

Hello everyone!

It has been a busy month for me, getting a part time job at a store that sells home decorations, gifts and household items, singing solo on both a wedding and my gospel choir’s winter concert and most of all preparing and creating my first wedding cake ever!!

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Baking a wedding cake has been on my bucket list for quite some time now, but I never thought I would do it so soon. I was sure I needed lots of practice before then, baking my way through all family birthdays and other occations and ‘forcing’ everyone to try what I created. I thought for sure there were many failures along the way, learning how to create the perfect fillings and shape the smoothest fondant finish and decorations.

But then there was this day when I heard that the most lovely couple of friends of mine that I know from our gospel choir and that had invited me to their wedding in early november had to struggle so hard with private problems and finishing their exams before the wedding date that they couldn’t go on like this anymore and decided to call of all wedding festivities.


My First Wedding Cake by

My First Wedding Cake by


Me and my friends from the choir were shocked that this lovely couple had to struggle so hard with problems they could do nothing about and under the direction of our choir leader it was decided that they should have their wedding party and we all help to make it happen.

Quickly there was a place found, where the festivities could take place, plans were made, a caterer found and cakes were baked. There were lots of helpers found that cleaned all the dishes, made sure that everyone had to drink and nobody had to go home hungry.

It was an enormous amount of work that especially our choir leader had to deal with ahead of the wedding day but it was all so worth it!!


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Since I knew bride and groom already for more than 6 years, singing besides them and having great times after rehearsals in a pub nearby I knew I had to do something special and I offered to make their wedding cake. But it was all kept a secret until the moment I revealed it to them! And they were so surprised and happy, I really loved the look on their faces 🙂


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The cake on the top was a Pear & Vanilla Cheesecake and the one below was a Chocolate & Orange Buttercream Cake.

The decorations are made of black & white fondant and the flowers are dried pineapple.



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Of course being the perfectionist that I am I wasn’t totally happy with the final result but as we all helped to make this day possible and everybody helped the way they could I can say I was quite happy how it turned out! 🙂


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I didn’t have time to set up a proper backround and think about the perfect angles to shoot the cake, so I’m sorry that the pictures aren’t as professional as the once I do usually. Also I was quite nerve wrecked on that day, singing the solo in the church and worrying the cake would make it safe and sound to the party and onto the table later that I just gave somebody else my camera and asked them to shoot a few pictures during the reveal. 😉


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My First Wedding Cake by


Thank you for reading!!



~ Kathrin


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1000 Facebook Fans and a GIVEAWAY!!!

1000 Facebook Fans and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey there people!

I am soooo excited to tell you that I now have more than 1000, I mean ONE THOUSAND Facebook Fans!!! I am thrilled!! That is soooooo amazing!!!!

Each and every one of you makes me soooo happy and I am very grateful! I feel so honored that you read my page and blog and that you even ‘like’ it!!

It means the world to me!! 🙂

To give a little something back I decided to take this occasion to host a little giveaway for you!!

Apple Pouch Giveaway by gingerlemonandspice

By leaving a comment on this post you can enter to win this cute and roomy Apple Zipped Pouch! It is handsewn with a lot of love 🙂 You can use it to organize smaller things you might loose in your handbag otherwise, or you can use it as a small handbag or as a make-up bag,… I guess you can think of a lot of other things you can use it for! 🙂

Sorry for the crinkles on the upper pic… You can hardly see any on the actual pouch – I don’t know why they are on the pic.

Apple Pouch Giveaway by gingerlemonandspice

What to do to get into the fortune pot: Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would use this cute pouch for from now until next monday (29th April 2013) 12.p.m. MEZ!

That’s all 🙂 Everybody is allowed to enter and has one entry! That means it doesn’t matter if you’re from the U.S., Germany, Europe or Asia.

If the winner is not claiming his prize until 48h after the announcment another winner will be chosen.

So let’s have some fun!!

Apple Pouch Giveaway by gingerlemonandspice

Take care


Last Minute Easter Ideas

Last Minute Easter Ideas
Last Minute Easter Ideas

Happy Good Friday to all of you!!

I hope you have a great easter-weekend with lots of love from your families! 🙂


Is your easter menue set already? Did you have the right idea for the decoration yet? Maybe you need some more inspiration on what you could do and make?

Then you should read on!!

I am going to share some easter food ideas and easter decorations with you, that I found on the internet while I was having a look for myself. I thought I have to show them to you too, because they are worth to be seen!

Have a look at all the pretty pictures 🙂


1) Breakfast Ideas

Easter Brunch & Breakfast Ideas

1. Orange Bunny Rolls

2. Daisy Sugars

3. Pastiera Napoletana

4. Yeasted Cheese-and-Sour-Cherry Coffee Cake

5. Smoked Salmon Asparagus Quinoa Cake Eggs Benedict

6. Blue Cheese Spread

7. Green Bean Ham and Cheese Frittata

8. Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

9. Raspberry Swirl Rolls

10. Hot Cross Whole Wheat Buns

11. Baked Egg in an Avocado

12. Egg in a Basket

13. Deviled Eggs Chicks

14. Bacon & Avocado Deviled Eggs

15. Cheese Walnut Scones

16. Easter Bunny Shaped Bread

2) Desserts and Sweets

Desserts & Sweets Easter Recipes

1. Cadbury Egg Inspired Triffle

2. Bird’s Nests

3. Tripple Berry Parfait

4. Chocolate Covered Strawberry ‘Carrots’

5. Easter Peeps Cookie Butter Cups

6. Salted Caramel Chocolates

7. Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

8. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

9. Easter Egg Macarons

10. Lemon Almond Crinkle Cookies

11. Jello Easter Eggs with Vanilla Cream

12. Cocoa Krispies Egg Nests

13. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

14. Egg Shaped Whoopie Pies

15. Banana Pudding Tiramisu

16. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

3) Cakes and Cupcakes

Cakes & Cupcakes Easter Recipes

1. The Best Caramel Cake

2. Adorable Easter Cupcakes

3. Chocolate Brownies with Spinach and Carrots

4. Rainbow Cake

5. Easter Basket Cupcakes

6. Easy Lemon Bars

7. Buttermilk Banana Bread

8. Lemon Meringue Delight Cake

9. Vanilla Cream Pie

10. Ferrero Rocher Deluxe Cake

11. Lemon-Ginger Bundt Cake

12. Coconut Lemon Bread

13. Banana Split Brownie Pie

14. Easter Chocolate Cake

15. Carrot Cake Poke Cake

16. Cornmeal-Almond Cake with Strawberries and Mascarpone

4) Decoration


1. Spring Centerpieces with Blue Eggs & Daffodils

2. Cute Easter Wreath

3. Easter Brunch Entertaining Ideas

4. Spring Tulip and Cabbage

5. Pink Roses and Eggs

6. Easy Easter Table Setting

7. Spring Easter Table Setting with Daffodil and Moss Centerpiece

8. Colorful Easter Table

9. Easy Easter Wreath


I hope you like my little collection!!


Happy Easter to all of you!!

~ Kathrin

Something to celebrate – 150 Facebook Fans!!!

Something to celebrate – 150 Facebook Fans!!!

Hey there – it’s me again!!


Celebrating 150 fans on facebook I thought about something special: A jigsaw puzzle!!

I thought you should have a chance to play too 😉

It is very fun and addicting! Just click on the picture to play. 🙂

150 Milestone Collage ginger, lemon & spice