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Leitrim Observer article Wednesday 4th February 09


Ballinamore meeting hears progress report on new school

 On Tuesday, January 27, Cannaboe Confectionery Ballinamore presented Maureen Martin, Chairperson of Ballinamore PPS Parents’ Association with a cake, which shows her reading the Leitrim Observer and throwing away her campaign stickers as she won’t need them anymore now that the go-ahead for a new school has …

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All in one Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe is for an 8″ round tin.  It can be doubled up for a 10″ square tin.


8oz/225g self raising flour

8oz/225g castor sugar

8oz/225g margarine softened

2 tsp baking powder

4 large eggs

4tblsp cocoa

a little warm water

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the …

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Athlone Advanced Sugarcraft Course week 3

This week both classes had to bring in their own maderia cake which would be transformed into a jersey, couch or handbag. 

The handbag proved to be the more popular choice.

They all turned out lovely and they should be quite proud of themselves.

Here are the photos

Next week we will be making sugarpaste …

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Maderia Recipe

Maderia Cake

8″ square or 8″ round cake

320g butter (softened)

320g castor sugar

7 eggs (large) beaten

320g self raising flour

160g plain flour

1 tablespoon lemon/orange juice

Preheat the oven to 160C.  Grease an 8″ square or 7″ round cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until light …

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Athlone Advanced sugarcraft course week 2

Our class was divided in two so we now have a 4.30 p.m. class and a 7.00 p.m. class.

We started by making piping bags from parchment paper.  Once the bags were made we then proceded to practice piping lines, letters and loops.

After the ladies cleared their worktops off I prepared a 10″ maderia …

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Cavan Crystal Wedding Fair Jan 09

Our stand at the fair

Originally uploaded by cacamilis

This was our stand at the very busy Cavan Crystal Wedding Fair on Sunday 25th Jan 09.
I got to talk to some of the people at their stands while the fashion show was on.
I will post a few of them over the next few …

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Great turnout at first night of Athlone IT Course

The Advanced Sugarcraft course I am teaching in Athlone IT started last Monday 19th Jan, 09. 

We needed at least 10 people to turn up and register on the night to ensure the course would go ahead.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see 24 ladies come out on what was a very cold and …

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Kates Christmas Cake

Kates Christmas Cake

Originally uploaded by cacamilis

This is the little fruit cake with a Christmas Teddy I made for my smallest niece.

She didn’t get to eat any as she is still on bottles but hopefully her mum and dad enjoyed it.…

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Happy New Year!


Wishing all our customer and friends a very happy and healthy new year.

Sharon and Alan…

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Cannaboe Visit

Mohill LCVP students

Originally uploaded by cacamilis

Today at 11am a big blue bus pulled into our driveway with 16 girls and 1 guy from Mohill Community College L.C.V.P. along with Aoife, their teacher.

Aoife had asked me if this visit was possible a few weeks ago and I was happy to help out. They …

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