Roses with noses …

My friends and I did some fund raising yesterday, for Red Nose Day – the Comic Relief charity – with a Great British Bake Off.

I was a judge so didn’t enter the competition, but made some cupcakes …

Red nose day roses with noses

They were “roses with noses!” – lots of fun to do …

Red nose day rose with a nose

And raffled one of my cakes, which I hand-painted with a spring scene using edible food colours…

Red nose hand painted cake top and side shots

Everyone had worked so hard and all the cakes were delicious. It was a very difficult job for the judges having to taste all those cakes Open-mouthed smile

marks were awarded for appearance, taste and, of course, humour.

I donated the prizes and couldn’t resist doing a little papercrafting to make some hand-stamped labels, using the papillon potpourri and teeny tiny wishes stamp sets, with co-ordinating punches …

Red nose prizes

First prize went to the very imaginative red nose cake pops …

Red nose day cake pops

Second prize to the “yummy scrummy” carrot cake with the red nose …

Red nose day yummy scrummy cake

Third prize to the very tasty carrot cake with the smiley face made from crushed walnuts …

Red nose day carrot smiley cake

And the other entries …

chocolate rice crispy cakes with red noses … (took me straight back to my childhood!)

Red nose day rice crispy red nose cakes

The aptly named “Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake” …

Red nose day Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake

A scrummy carrot kiss cake …

Red nose day carrot kiss cake

And take a look at this plate of lovelies!

Red nose day colourful cupcakes

It was such an amazing day!

Here’s what I used to make the gift cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, teeny tiny wishes; inks: pretty in pink, night of navy; punches: decorative label, butterfly; accessories: glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by today


8 Comments to “Roses with noses …”

  1. Your roses with noses looked fab and tasted fab. Debs x

  2. WOW what a feast for the eyes and mouth LOL. You must have had a wonderful day, love your cupcakes.

    • Thank you Faith. I must admit the “judging tent” smelled absolutely fab with all those delicious cakes inside! Glad you liked my “roses with noses” cupcakes! Gill x

  3. Some very fun and clever ideas for the Red Nose project…..and absolutely love your Spring cake…wow – quite sure you and your friends raised some good money for your charity! TFS!

    • It was a lot of fun Carol, and a great way to raise money for charity. I’m glad you liked my painted cake too – it was my first attempt at painting freehand onto a cake – I can’t half paint weeds! 😀 Gill x

  4. Gill you’ve excelled yourself again with your talents cakes look very yummy

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