He's one of those kids that excels in everything he does,and he DOES everything! Football,rugby,saxaphone, clarinet,golf,pool,snooker,fishing,scouts, to mention but a few.
He also knows you have to work hard for things and since January has washed the plates and pots on a Saturday at Skylark Farm to earn his own money. Here he is on the right of the photo with one of my chefs.
Today he even came the other side of the kitchen as we were short staffed and i taught him the basics so he could help out.
So in the week when he asked me to help him make a malteser tree, similar to one my sister had made me at christmas,as a gift for his English teacher, who was leaving, i was happy to help.
We started with a terracotta pot and filled it with melted chocolate and put a stick in the middle topped with a polystyrene ball and left it to set.
We carried on until the ball was covered.
We colured some fondant icing orange and green and made lots of flowers.
Which we stuck between the maltesers.
I tied some ribbon around the stick for decoration.
Made a gift tag.
And the end result, a gorgeous Malteser Tree.
His English teacher was extremely "touched" by the gesture and loved it.
I'm entering this post in this weeks Handmade Monday which can be found on Handmade Harbour blog organised by Wendy of 1st Unique Gifts.
I'm off there now to see what other crafters have been up to this week.
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