Friday, June 21, 2019

Friends Of #FurkidFriday: The Fondant Siamese Cat

Hi everyone. This is Lilie the Westie.

We invited some of our furry friends to come introduce themselves on here. But something weird happened, and now I have a strange new friend for you to meet today. At first I thought it was a tasty snack. But then it started talking, which is how I realized it was a friend instead. Lucky I realized that in time, because Mummy says you mustn’t eat friends, no matter what they smell like.

Anyway, I’m sorry for almost mistaking you for a snack, new friend. But, tell me, who, or what, are you

Meeeooow! I am the fondant Siamese cat. Sir Chocolate created me in his Chocolatier and the Fruitdrop Fairies gave me life with their magic powder sugar. Sir Chocolate and I are good friends and I sometimes visit him and the other animals at the Chocolate Land Zoo.

When I met Sir Chocolate in the wood one day and he asked for my help to rescue the Fondant Five animals who had been kidnapped by the Wedding Cake Elves, I was delighted to be of service to him. I played an important role in rescuing the lion, the elephant, the rhino, the leopard and the buffalo and I am proud of that. Of course, Sir Chocolate formulated the rescue plan and the fondant giraffe and the fondant monkey also helped. We worked as a team to use our individual talents and physical features to help with the rescue. I have always been a loner and it was fun to work in a team to such good effect.



WOW! That’s amazing. I did wonder how food was talking. No offence. Also, it’s great you all worked together like that. So, what sort of place do you live in? Who do you share it with?

I live in the wood in Chocolate Land which is between the village of Chocolateville, where the zoo is and where Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet live, and the Chocolate Chip Hills where the Wedding Cake Elves live. The elves work for the Chocolate Giant making beautiful wedding cakes for clients.

I live with the Marzipan Witch and her housekeeper, a grey cat called Sleepy. I am very happy living with them and love to hear about their adventures making the world a better place to live. You can download a free story about how the Marzipan Witch helped the golden swan here: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/free-story-the-marzipan-witch-and-the-golden-swan/. The story also comes with a free recipe to make a delicious apple pie.



Sounds like you live in a wonderful place, and share it with interesting friends. Also, I hope those reading this will take a look at your story. Once they’re done reading this post, of course. I know Mummy will, because reading is one of her most favourite things to do. Speaking of which, what’s your favourite thing to do?

Sleepy, the Marzipan Witch and I like to find ways of doing good deeds that help other creatures in Chocolate Land live happier lives. Some of our good deeds have been to help the squirrels collect their winter seeds and tending the tiny roses that grow in the woods and helping them grow in the right places so everyone can enjoy their beauty during the summer months. The Marzipan Witch has an amazing spell which she uses to help creatures that are lonely and sad or feel misunderstood.

Oh, that’s lovely! You’re such a sweet kitty. Not just because you’re made of sugary tasty smelling stuff either. Erm.... Sorry. I’m a bit of a food fan. In fact, I was just thinking about how eating is one of my favourite things to do. Sorry. Couldn’t help it. Anyway, another thing I love to do is play with my humans and the toys they provide me with. Do fondant cats play? If yes, do you have a favourite toy? If so, what is it?

Sleepy and I don’t really play like other cats do. We both help the Marzipan Witch to look after our home and do the housework. We both like to bake and cook. I often visit Lady Sweet and help her make her delicious buttermilk rusks. She has kindly shared her secret recipe in Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook. I also help Sir Chocolate make big pots of custard to feed the animals in the zoo. Custard is one of their favourite foods. Sleepy’s favourite recipe to make is the apple pie you can find in our free story book The Marzipan Witch and the Golden Swan story book.

Yum! Baking is a great choice. Speaking of food... I hope you won’t be upset by my asking this, but I wasn’t too sure how things worked with fondant cats eating. I take it you do, judging by what you said just now? If so, what do you eat, and do you have a favourite food?

Sleepy and I both love our food. We eat the foods we enjoy cooking and baking. We also both like to chase and catch the sugar mice that Sir Chocolate makes. We don’t eat them, as they are friends, but we do like to play with them. Sometimes I tease them a bit and stand on their tails so they can’t run away. I am a Siamese cat you know, and I have a bit of a mean streak sometimes. Sir Chocolate modelled me from his favourite film called Lady and the Tramp. This film has a song dedicated to Siamese cats and this is it:







Yes. You mustn’t eat friends. Mummy says that’s very important to remember, whether you’re a cat, a dog, or anything else. I’m a terrier, so I understand about the wanting to chase rodents. I’m not allowed to chase the ones that live with us though. Oh, and that’s a great movie and song. Mummy loves that one too.

OK, before we end this, is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?

I am a very lucky cat to live in Chocolate Land, a happy place where you can eat everything, even the houses and the trees. I enjoy visiting Sir Chocolate and hearing about his amazing adventures all of which are written in the Sir Chocolate books series which is available from TSL Publications and from Amazon. We have a website where we share lovely recipes and step-by-step instructions on how to make all sorts of fondant figurines. You can follow this link to find our website: https://bakeandwrite.co.za/.

The world you live in sounds very fun and tasty. Although, I wouldn’t be allowed to eat a lot of it. Even the bits that aren’t friends so off limits. Mummy says dogs aren’t allowed a lot of that stuff. Especially the chocolate. I’ve got a rawhide bone around here somewhere though...

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Author bio, links, etc:
Robbie, short for Roberta, is an author with five published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with her son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about her mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with her mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of Robbie’s children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

Robbie has recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential her children’s books from her adult writing, these will be published under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. Robbie has two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award winning author, Dan Alatorre. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.

Robbie has also recently published a poetry collection, Open a new door, together with fellow South African poet, Kim Blades.

Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook

Five zoo animals go missing and Sir Chocolate needs to find them.
Includes five lovely new recipes.

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I hope you enjoyed getting to meet the Fondant Siamese cat, and learning more about her and her human, Robbie.

If you’d like to be a friend of Furkid Friday too, check out the “Friends Of Furkid Friday” page to find out how. You might also want to go check out that page to read about other friends the squeaky things and I have had come for a visit.

Lots of licks,
Lilie

8 comments:

Jacqui Murray said...

Fun interview! Good to meet a blog that loves the furry friends.

Intense Guy said...

Woof!!!

I think I would have ate her Lilie...

Smiles.

Victoria Zigler said...

Jacqui:
Thanks! We're all about the furries here. :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
I was really tempted. But I'm a good dog.

Lots of licks,
Lilie

Jeanie said...

Well, you know I'm always a cat fan, so big smiles!

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
Glad you enjoyed the post. :)

Teri Polen said...

What a fun interview, Robbie and Tori! The fondant Siamese cat is adorable.

Victoria Zigler said...

Teri:
Glad you enjoyed the interview.