Party Paper Paraphernalia

I’ve been having fun making new lines for my Etsy shop. ¬†It’s good to get back into the swing of making things again!

blue cupcake8-Lilibet Stanley Flower Cake Toppers in any colour! If you have got a colour scheme in mind, please let me know and I will be happy to help.

pink bunting cake topper1 -Lilibet Stanley Bunting cake toppers in pink, apricot and gold.

Little cottages1-Lilibet StanleyLittle Cottage Bunting was very cute to make and would look great in a girls bedroom or used as gift wrapping. It’s now looking for an owner. If you are interested, please take a look in my link to my Etsy shop.

Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next post.


A lovely reason to party!

The sun was shining, the bunting was out flapping in the gentle breeze, Saurday afternoon was a perfect time to celebrate a friend’s forthcoming first born child.

bunting-Lilibet StanleyI love any excuse to put up my colourful, handmade bunting!

flowers-Lilibet StanleyEveryone helped make it a very special occasion. The sweet perfume of the Rosemary was beautiful!

table-Lilibet StanleyI really enjoyed having a good reason to go-to-town on the nice-cities and prettifying!!

cupcakes-Lilibet StanleyDo you like my bunting being used as decorations for my homemade cupcakes I made earlier in the week?

cakestand-Lilibet StanleyThere was so much food, I didn’t have to do much cooking in the evening!

sandwiches-Lilibet StanleyBeautiful, delicate afternoon tea sandwiches. If only we had the time to dine like this every day!!!

teacups-Lilibet StanleyTo me, there is nothing better than a cup of Twinings afternoon tea blend served in a lovely cup and saucer.

scones-Lilibet StanleyScones aswell topped with jam and cream! I love the colours of aqua, candy pink, cream and red together.

fruit kebabs-Lilibet StanleyThe fruit skewers looked very mouth-watering!!

prizes-Lilibet StanleyThe games were fun, trying to guess the size of the Mummy’s tummy with a piece of string. I’m sorry for my guess, I was way out!! However lovely prizes for the winner.

present-Lilibet StanleyPlenty of presents for the forthcoming little one! Hmm, there is something that tells me that it’s going to be a boy!! There were plenty of presents for the Mummy as well as the Baby…

daddy present-Lilibet Stanleythe Daddy didn’t miss out either!!! I really hope Mummy has a well-earned rest in the weeks approaching the birth.

Saturday was a fun day and a beautiful reason to get together with people that I haven’t seen in quiet a few years.

Until next time.






Delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemons - Lilibet Stanley

My hubby came back from work the other day with 5 huge, delicious looking lemons that his work colleague had grown in his garden, in exchange for 18 eggs from our lovely chickens.

Chicken - Lilibet Stanley

I decided to use up one of the lemons and some of our eggs to make my Mum’s Lemon Drizzle Cake. It truly is delicious, very zesty and perfect with a cup of tea! My Mum was trying to recall where this recipe came from and she reckons it was from my Great-Aunt, so it is a long standing favourite in my family. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed unless you are my son who doesn’t like lemons but that’s fine, it means there is more for the rest of us!!

Lemon rind - Lilibet Stanley


170g (6 oz) Self-raising flour

170g (6 oz) Caster Sugar

1 level tsp Baking Powder

1 finely grated Lemon Rind

110g (4 oz) Soft Margarine (at room temperature)

2 eggs

4 tbsp Milk


Juice of the Lemon.

110g (4 oz) Caster Sugar


1.Line cake tin with baking paper.

In the mixing bowl - Lilibet Stanley

2. Beat all ingredients together for about 2 minutes, increasing speed throughout.

In the tin - Lilibet Stanley

3. Spread mixture in tin.

4. Bake in fan oven at 180 degrees C for about 25-35 minutes.

5. Make the icing whilst the cake is in the oven.

Inside a lemon - Lilibet Stanley


1. Mix the lemon juice and caster sugar together.

cake out of oven - Lilibet Stanley

2. Pour icing over the cake whilst still hot in the baking tin.

3. Allow to cool.

4. Remove from the tin.

Time for tea - Lilibet Stanley

Take a break and enjoy a piece of my Mum’s Lemon Drizzle Cake with a lovely cup of tea!

Sitting down to eat cake1 - Lilibet Stanley

My hubby wanted seconds!!

I hope when you give it a go, it’s a tremendous success!

Lilibet x