Lovely day today - had seriously good thunder and lightening storm with lots of monsoon like rain - puts me almost into a trance. I love how it sweetens the air afterwards.
It's always good to have a reason to bake - and today, while not being mesmerised by the weather, I've been baking and decorating.
The bride-to-be wanted a traditional rich fruit as the bottom tier of her wedding cake, above that is a madeira, then a moist, lemon layer, a chocolate layered with ganache buttercream and raspberry jam, and finally another small madeira cake.
The final touch on the five tiers will be a few fresh orchids placed on top and around the tiers. It's simple, but quite elegant. I'm a little nervous of how well it will travel out to the reception in Fermanagh - the same place the G8 met a few weeks ago. It's a two hour drive from here.... quite a distance to nurse the fragile royal iced piping. I hope they drive it gently!