Sunday, 4 April 2010

Fantasy vs. Reality

The Fantasy:



The Reality:

:-)

I could do a very clever writer-ly metaphor about the perils of not following tried and tested methods and about cutting corners and impatience..... but I think I'll just leave Charlie to salvage the dregs of my baking reputation by distracting you all with his cuteness and with some chocolate!



Now what about the new Dr Who?!?!?! Wasn't that just BRILLIANT?



Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

42 comments:

ABBY said...

Momma had to give up on the baking...she developed dy-o-beet-tees and had to lose a lotta weight...which she did. Well over 100 pounds...now she doesn't have the dy-o-beet-tees anymore, but she can't eat any of the baked stuff...she feels it's a good trade off and we have a healthy Momma so we agrees.

Hoppy Easter!

Purrs
Abby

Kea said...

Except for the lack of icing, they look great to me! Send one over and I'll do a taste test. ;-)

Wow, Abby's mom lost 100+ pounds! Gees, I need some motivation to give up baked goods too, only I'd rather it not be a medical reason. Of course, if I keep gaining weight, it will be!

Charlie is just so laid back...He reminds of my Chumley in that regard. That and all his floof.

Happy Easter!

Donna Hosie said...

I am hunting the web for a link to the new Doctor Who. I think Matt Smith is going to be FAB!

wildcatwoodscats said...

My hubby is a chef and got a huge commercial gas stove which I was afraid to use! Thus I stopped baking and cooking....not that his pastries are any better than mine! Loved your Sat post - love love Little Shop of Horrors - will see it in any form! I hope it worked to inspire you. Happy Easter!

Lookie Lou TPPC.tv said...

We are laughing at your pictures...same as our house with the baking. You have a wonderful Easter and please feel free to join in the fun with some Pet Blogger Support! Woofy Woo!

Niki said...

hehe awww I'm sure they still taste good. Oh I just realised, we havent even had a hot cross bun yet!!

Jacqueline said...

Love Charlie's fluff, such a gorgeous boy!...Happy Easter and kisses to Charlie!...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Susan Fields said...

The reality would look like the fantasy if you put a little icing on it. Really, icing makes all the difference. And Charlie looks 100% comfortable and adapted to his wonderful new home!

Sharon Mayhew said...

You did better than I did...I didn't even try to bake HCBs...I hope Charlie gets ots of treats from the Easter Bunn. Have a lovely Easter, Kitty.

fairyhedgehog said...

I missed Dr Who but I got it recorded.

Charlie does a grand job of distracting.

lupie said...

Well, at least it looks edible, and safe!

My first attempt at baking resulted in solid-stone-hard buns capable of double homocides...

Love and hugs to Charlie!!

Kat_RN said...

Charlie is a great distraction. What a handsome kitty. He looks so soft and cuddly.
Kat

Talli Roland said...

They don't look that bad to me!

Happy Easter! :)

Brian said...

Charlie is doing a great job isn't he? Yup!!! Happy Easter to you. I didn't know there was a new Dr. Who, thanks!

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, and can you send me your email address via my website www.jabberwock.co.uk cos I have a scan to send you! :)

Jenny Woolf said...

Happy easter! But don't be too hard on your own baking, yours look delicious. And so does Charlie - and the Easter eggs

Parker said...

Happy Easter!
Smoochies!

Christine and FAZ said...

Yes, we agree about the new Dr Who it was great fun and what exciting adventures to come. Happy Easter from me FAZ plus Birks sends his purrs to you all too but I am not very happy with him as he woke me up this morning at 4 am for a game of chase. The humans had to shut us in separate rooms to stop the mayhem

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, poor you!

I'm a horrendous baker. I avoid it because NOTHING looks or tastes like it's supposed to. Aside from this one, you've had much more success. On the upside, it looks like you're covered with sweet alternatives.

Have a lovely day!

Whirlochre said...

Yuck. Those bottom ones look like the top ones after they've been through the intestinal tract of a troll and then breathed on by a dragon.

As for the new Who — not so sure the villains were up to much and the overall story had shades of the Sycorax/Judoon episodes, but given that DT was always going to be a hard act to follow, I thought Matt Smith was great.

Maybe next week he can take on your hot cross buns.

Love Meow said...

still look good and yummy to me :). Charlie is so adorable xoxox.

Have a blessed Easter!

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby

Awwww please look after your sweet momma Abby!!

Happy Easter to you too

and Charlie says "purr-moew!!!"

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

The inside bits of the buns were sort of edible... the outside was just er... not. Not even the birds liked them - so picky!

Awww your Chum was really really fluffy! Charlie's just a silly cat really!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Oh Donna Hoise

It's here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw

I hope you're able to watch the epi on iplayer, I hope so cos it;s really good!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi wildcatwoodscats

Wow!!! Of course your pastry is as good (better?) than your hubby's!! :-) Of course!

Oh Little Shop of Horrors is brilliant isn't it?

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Loukie Lou

Thanks for popping by!

will put up the pet blogger badge asap!

Happy Easter!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

Er.. the insides were ok, the outside were a no-no!

LOL!!

I hope you had your hot cross bun!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

Charlie loves your kisses and sends tons of purr meows back!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields!

LOL!!

I am stocking up on icing as we speak!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Sharon Mayhew

I'm determined to bake these properly!

Have a lovely Easter too

Charlie sends lots of purr meows your way!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog

awww please watch it asap!!! it's really really good! I was a sceptic cos I loved David Tennant so much but how wrong was I??

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi lupie!

Good grief - they sound like the first and last time I tried baking donuts!

LOL!!

Charlie says purr meow to you!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kat_RN

Oh he is, he is utterly soft and very cuddly!

Happy Easter

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

Oh I must get a link for Dr Who going - so silly of me not to!

I was so sure I wasn't going to like this new guy but I was so wrong!

Anyway the Dr Who link is here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Erm.. they were bad, really!

LOL!

The insides were ok but the outside..

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Woolf

Yay!!! I get your autograph the 21st century way!! Yay!

Will do asap!
Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Christine and Faz

Thank you for popping over!

Wasn't Dr Who just brilliant?!?!?!?

Awww sorry you and Birks had to be kept apart by your silly humans! You were only playing after all!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

yes, thank goodness for the chocolates!!!

LOL!

Always, always reliable, are chocolates!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Whirlochre

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

And the outside tasted even worse!!!!

You know I was ready to give Matt Smith a hard time over his Dr Who as I adored DT but shame on me!!! Shame and deep shame on me!

AND much as I adored Billie, I thought Amy Pond was fantastic!

You sure you won't have one of my buns?!?!??!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Awww Love Meow

Thank you - you have a wonderful Easter too!

Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

I've watched Dr Who now, and the new one took a bit of getting used to. He's not a hunk by any means and the first five minutes almost drove me barmy but I think he'll be a fun doctor.

Ann said...

I thought the buns looked great. I have never attempted to bake HCB. Pat on the back to you for a great effort.

Late with my comments...Hattie is not well. The time has come, I think.