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Going, Going...

By mrswoolybill
OK folks, just a silly set today. Christmas cake doesnít last long in our house. The diet starts tomorrow. (Thatís the story of my life...)
These were taken over the last 10 days, in very varied natural light conditions. (The last two were taken yesterday when the weather was particularly grim). Iíve evened out the tones a bit but didnít want to fiddle with them too much, so thereís some fluctuation.
Incidentally, the tray cost 20p in a jumble sale about 25 years ago, and No, Mick, you canít have it...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Christmas General Cake Specialist and abstract Greed Guilt Christmas cake Gluttony Indigestion Calories Cholesterol Humour and fun

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
3 Jan 2008 8:02AM
A fine set of shots.I am sure you enjoyed the cake.
fentiger 21 920 24 England
3 Jan 2008 8:05AM
But tomorrow never comes Moira Smile. Nice set of well thought out fun pictures.

chubs 15 7 England
3 Jan 2008 8:14AM
I hope my portion is on its way!
3 Jan 2008 8:18AM
I just love your sense of hummer Moira, it makes being a member of EPZ so worth while great set of shots did you sharethe cake with anyone, well done.

MandsH 16 England
3 Jan 2008 8:21AM
Superb, what a great set of shots
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2596 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 8:32AM
Thanks folks, and good morning! There is one very small slice left, chubs and Dougie, but you'll have to beat Bill to it!
Windmillskies 17 183 England
3 Jan 2008 8:32AM
Something different! I like the composition in this image.
clo99 15 England
3 Jan 2008 8:32AM
Striking image - lovely story. Great fun. Clo
Barbaraj 16 450 England
3 Jan 2008 9:24AM
You never offered me some. !!
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
3 Jan 2008 9:45AM
Nice set of images Moira,
Blenkinsopp 17 320 4 England
3 Jan 2008 10:01AM
Love it!
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
3 Jan 2008 10:02AM
How dare you eat such a wonderfully presented, composed and detailed image like thisWink I adore No1 Moira. I didn't even realise it was a cake at the start.... Superb images

Grim1 16 49 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 10:11AM
Thanks for the laugh!
3 Jan 2008 10:22AM
What a clever idea, brilliant!

C_Daniels 18 399 10 England
3 Jan 2008 10:55AM
hmmmm - like a wreath you can eat Smile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 10:57AM
I thought it was just a plate from the thumbnail!
I had completely missed the point!! Ah well too much Christmas food dulls the brain........keep taking the tablets Helen!!
Super idea.
Hoffy 18 262 16 England
3 Jan 2008 11:09AM
That is so good, made me smile.
MickyMc 15 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 11:15AM
I thought it was a plate too! Its full of humour and we had a good laugh.
ChristineL 18 39 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 11:18AM
a great set of images Moira, I wasn't expecting the last one....funny Smile
I daren't have one because I'd eat it all, it's bad enough with chocolates and Xmas pudding.
SKavanagh 15 312 5 England
3 Jan 2008 11:57AM
Superb image shame i didnt get a bit Sad
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
3 Jan 2008 12:00PM
Very classy #1, then the funny sequels, and finally the delightful face; wonderful.
And you were almost right about the frost on the whiskers; they were mist droplets, very well spotted!
LauraBeans 17 32 Scotland
3 Jan 2008 12:03PM
Great idea! Looks delicious too!
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
3 Jan 2008 12:13PM
P.S. Thanks for popping the valve Wink
TyChee 18 275 1 United States
3 Jan 2008 12:24PM
Hey!!!!! I didn't get any. :-(
Love this series of shots! Number 6 really put a smile on my face. I hope Bill gave you had some help eating all those slices. Smile

jaktis 19 84 Sweden
3 Jan 2008 12:41PM
Good photo journalism with crisp colours

TelStar 18 116 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 12:53PM
Beautiful sequence, Moira and that reminds me I must finish off the bit I've got in the fridge :0)

dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
3 Jan 2008 1:03PM
A well put together sequence. I didn't realise it was a cake till I looked at the other versions.
A good job I'm eating my lunch at the moment Smile
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
3 Jan 2008 1:04PM
Great fun.
We are the same down here, still an almost whole cake there but afraid to eat it.

Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
3 Jan 2008 1:11PM
What a beautiful cake....I can only imagine how good it was.
paulb20 16 12 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 2:10PM
Exceedingly good ! as Mr Kipling says.
GalleryGirl 15 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 2:15PM
This is brilliant! Loved the sad face at the end. Ingenious!
Marilyn x
AnneWorner 15 620 43 United States
3 Jan 2008 2:39PM
Perfect fun - and you've made me want to go brew another cup of coffee! The ending to the cake was the best bit of this series - nice touch.
imagio 16 12 1 England
3 Jan 2008 2:56PM
My god Bill you eat big slices, how many 4? superb colors and composition..

imagio 16 12 1 England
3 Jan 2008 3:05PM
Sorry Moira I called you Bill again...

graceland 18 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 3:18PM
Well Done Very Good Must have Been a good cake as good cakes go it went
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
3 Jan 2008 3:25PM
MOIRA-you just know me too well now!! As soon as I saw the thumb,my eyes were drawn to the circumference of the tray, made up of all these lines.And what is your BG? Is it a table or your garden paving? Whatever it is you can keep your cake and I will have a slice of that!! The geometry of this image allows it to be cut into four equal segments(just like a cake).Each segment would be an image in its own right.They would be pure linear images with the cherries and greenery being additional colours which would also mimic the curved outline of the tray very nicely indeed.This is a classic case of having your cake and eating it too.Colour and detail are excellent here which all makes for a rather outstanding image.Well done Moira.
Bob_V 15 1 2 United States
3 Jan 2008 4:01PM
Great set of images, bet the cake dissapeared fast, sue looks tasty.
georgieboy 15 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 4:16PM
a great shot and wonderful narrative. i always have to make two cakes as we always eat the first one way befor christmas
bayleaf 15 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 4:19PM
Love it Smile. It must have been delicious.

riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
3 Jan 2008 4:23PM
If this cake had been anywhere near me I don't think there would have been any opportunity to take shots 2 - 5 Wink
davidhu Plus
17 1 24 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 4:29PM
Crumbs !
proz 18 205 United States
3 Jan 2008 4:44PM
sometimes silly can also be excellent, this series of images is a shining example of that fact. Boy looks yummy right down the smiley face in the last shot. Is this a sweet or savory dish? That looks like Rosemary as a garnish.
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 5:11PM
A wonderfully silly set, and I just love the punchline.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2596 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 5:20PM
Hello again, and thanks to everyone who has been this way.
Proz, this is (highly alcoholic) fruit cake. Traditionally it's covered with marzipan and sugar icing, but we're not keen on the icing. So I use just marzipan and then decorate with nuts, crystalised fruit or whatever grabs my fancy. This year it was cherries and rosemary, which incidentally gave the marzipan a wonderful scent.
As I have explained to Mick, the cake is sitting on a plate, the plate is sitting on a tray (and the tray was sitting on our lawn). Men...!
Cormy 15 3 England
3 Jan 2008 5:21PM
The Queens Hall has promised to increase its cakes order for Monday.Looks as if it needs to.
Great idea,super colours.
dianah 16 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 5:49PM
I just eat the icing and the marzipan Moira..my husband eats the middle!! I didn't realise it was a cake, it looks beautiful and most mouth watering! Great idea and so bright and colourful.
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
3 Jan 2008 6:21PM
Great set of shots.

Quote:These were taken over the last 10 days

Are you sure Moira. LOL
3 Jan 2008 6:36PM
It might last longer with sprigs of holly on it Moira. At least it would take longer to remove and get to the good bit.
Have a tasty New Year,

John Smile
3 Jan 2008 7:34PM
Moira an inspired photgraphic journey and a beautifully decorated cake - so simple, imaginative and effective.

Regards, Mike
rmr 15 1 Wales
3 Jan 2008 7:41PM
nice work ,that was very tasty ,lol
danbrann 18 640 17
3 Jan 2008 8:04PM
You greedy Bu**ers.
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
3 Jan 2008 8:46PM
a great sequence of shots Moira
User_Removed 16 51
3 Jan 2008 9:01PM
This really made me smile (and hungry), what a novel idea and so well presented.

Nettles 15 England
3 Jan 2008 9:16PM
Great fun and a super set of images.
Brilane 16 5 12 Wales
3 Jan 2008 10:58PM
A good sequence of the disappearing trick.
digiray63 15 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 11:36PM
Nice set, there it was gone !
Richsr 16 91 224 England
4 Jan 2008 8:15AM
First class - made me smile - well put together
Regards Richard.
ChrisOs 18 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 10:50AM
I do hope that wasn't a solo effort, eating that lot. We're usually still eating bits of Christmas cake on my birthday at the end of January.
Good fun, well executed. And if Mick doesn't want that tray . . .
Richard707 16 14 United States
4 Jan 2008 8:19PM
lol! Great series! But why were the slices so thin? Wink
brownsilent 16 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2008 12:37AM
Oh yes, this is what happens to my cakes too, but it doesn't take them 10 days to disappear. You sure this one needed that long?
Lovely Santa face at the bottom of the tray! Smile
Mavis 21 143 2 England
5 Jan 2008 12:58PM
This is a great fun treat Moira but also very well photographed . I didn't make the cake this year with going away. Still have bits in wrappings that I've been given on my travels . It is chicken and vegetable soup for me today. Smile Smile xx
summ3r 16 26 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2008 9:28PM
Amusing series of images
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
7 Jan 2008 7:10AM
very well composed...great story ..made me smile
newy17 17 273 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 9:07AM
great set of images moira and im surprised to see it lasted that long with bill lurking around lol,,

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