Joint birthday cake

This snowy weekend we had a joint birthday for Thomas and Jessica at softplay followed by a little tea party at my parents house. The kids loved softplay, Jess was in the over 3’s part most of the time, now that she’s 2 she can conquer anything. She even claimed the car that needs coins in to ride as hers. I never once put money in, why play on that when you have softplay in front of you? Jess spent a good 15minutes with me stood there trying my hardest to get her to get out and enjoy other things. Each time a child came over the dirty look was ready and the word ‘No’ were well¬†rehearsed, she had a kong fu kick ready if a children even dreamt of touching inside the car. She did share every now and again, when maybe she realised she wouldn’t win the claiming in this place.

So after softplay it was time for the tea party. Thomas and Amy love them, mostly because this is when they see the party rings out ready to munch them all up. With it being a joint one i decided a simple cake would be good, bearing in mind Jess had her Fireman Bob cake 4 days before and Thomas will be getting his Lego cake 5 days after.

So the cake was instead full of E numbers, simple but not thought out well enough…

Ready to make the 40 min drive to my parents and soft play, can you guess what it is?

E number heaven..



Jessicas Fireman Sam cake

It was a bit of a rushed job this time, her birthday seemed to come by a click of the fingers. I forget just how close after the Christmas rush it is.

So it was meant to be Fireman Sam cake, but then while i was building Fireman Sam i realised he had no resemblance at all of him. So I renamed him Fireman Bob ūüôā

Bearing in mind i am no¬†professional¬†i just enjoy doing it, so that’s why i do the birthday cakes myself instead of shop bought.

Presenting Fireman Bob and his Fireman truck:

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Christmas cake, oh Christmas cake…

Where are you my dear Christmas cake?

As you will know i made a Chrsitmas cake at the cake decorating class. The competition for the area ended last Monday and was told to pick up, without a trophy/award of course. I have been in last week to collect it to give to dad. To find it is not there! No one has any idea where my penguin cake has gone.

Hopefully will get a call today to say it’s been found and i can go to collect. Poor poor penguins!

Fingers crossed they find it for me.

Christmas tree oh christmas tree

Last session for my Christmas decorating course. Can’t believe i’ve had 3 already and 1 left. In 3 sessions i have, iced the cake and board, made 3 penguins, 2 skating and 1 fishing. That’s all, so i decided to do some things at home today, this morning i made a wonky Christmas tree. Couldn’t get it standing straight so it’s now staying wonky. Baubles are on it and it’s in the kitchen waiting for it to get a bit hard. What i never thought of, was how i get it to there. I’m driving and the roads i go down have a few tight bends and corners to turn. I can’t hold it, so it’s going to sit on the passenger seat of the car and hope it doesn’t squash itself.

I have googled for more ideas to add, but not sure i can do them here without the cake as need to know how much room i’ll have left. So i now have a list of a few things i need to add to the cake while there, with only hour and half to do them all and finish off the cake. Should be fun, trying to be quick. Took me 40mins to do the wonky¬†Christmas¬†tree!
My list includes: Igloo, snowballs (easy enough!), Happy Christmas sign of some sort and a snowman. Sounds doable on paper, but it takes me 30 mins to get into making stuff. For the first 10 mins i have more or less stood there, blank, waiting for my brain to catch me back up, or stood making a colour of sugarpaste i then decide not to use in the end and waste 10 mins trying to create the colour.

Here’s the picture of the 40 min Christmas tree…looks like a quick 2min jobby lol.

Looking at the picture again, i realise i need a star making still. So new name; starless, wonky Christmas tree.


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