Thank you for all the birthday wishes you sent and I have promised today to give the grand reveal of this year's birthday cake, the photos are further down. First though I thought I would share a little of my cake making past.
Both of my children have very fond memories of their own childhood birthday parties when I would always made them a cake. We were having a reminisce and my son particularly remembered his Noddy cake when he was 4 (he's now 26).....he had me making a car with Noddy in and all the little skittles too...I have shared this photo before but for my newer readers this is that cake circa 1993. I made everything out of fondant icing other than the bell, the steering wheel, the skittle arms and the windshield.
|Noddy Circa 1993|
Hello Mr Giraffe..................
Here are the basic shapes. I made several frog heads as I was not quite sure which I preferred! A couple were too alien for my liking.
I gradually added the details...spots, horns, mane etc
The base cake is my usual all in one simple Victoria sponge with raspberry conserve and buttercream inside. I use an 8" round tin,
Below is the sneek peek I shared on Monday. I decided to put my round cake onto a 12" square board so that I could create a jungle scene. I made a sky at the top and a river and water fall flowing onto the cake board. I stuck fondant "rocks" around the edge and "floated" Mr Croc in the water. In the finished photos you will see how I added movment to the water, this was just the start!
You can see below how I added a feeling of movement to the water fall and river just by using my modelling tools.
Some of the details around the edge of the cake..palm tree and coconuts and some sneaky eyes peeping out from the undergrowth ;0)
A happy snake ;0)
The birthday candle holders, 2 of course. These are also made of fondant icing. The candles are of course real!
And some clouds in the sunny sky. I added a wash of coloured royal icing around the corners of the board to give some extra texture. I took some time deliberating where to add Daisy's name and eventually decided to write Daisy's name on one of the clouds. I think this worked well. I often add sentiments on my card on my cloud dies so this was an idea from my cardmaking.
Including me and my darling girlie
and of course the party girl who was fascinated when the candles were lit and we all sang happy birthday to her.
She was helped to blow out the candles by her Mummy and Daddy
and she even helped Mummy and Daddy cut the cake and make a wish.........
What fun family times, we are so blessed.
Happy Birthday darling Daisy, enjoy your special day and your trip to the zoo with Mummy and Daddy.
There are a couple of challenges I can enter my cake into so I would like to enter it into;
Pixie's snippets Playground week #202 I have used a lot of snippets of fondant icing for Daisy's cake!
Country View The colour blue I have used the colour blue in my river, waterfall and sky!
I also have a challenge card of course today and yes it had to be Daisy's birthday card. One of her favourite creatures in the world is our Billy, the cat. I have a wonderful Lily of the Valley stamp which I thought looks like Daisy with our Billy. I coloured it up with Promarkers and made a special easel card for her.
Below is the inside, I used my pretty floral embossing folder.
and a side view
NoorUK anything goes
Ribbon Girl any thing goes card
Pile it on leaves
We love to create # 23 anything creative/mixed media
Simon Says Stamp Monday N is for.....November birthday, Nature and Number (2) on my card
Try it on Tuesday create a scene
Crafting for all seasons embossing
Creative Inspirations anything goes
Inspiration Journal mission embossoble
Thanks for visiting me here today. Now that all birthday cakes and cards are are made I will be full steam ahead getting Christmas prepared...there are cards and of course my crackers to make too.......and just 44 days left til the big day ;0)
Bye for now,