Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday cake(s)!

So, I promised I would share this with you...  My daughters birthday fell on the first day of school, so we decided to have her birthday sleepover party the weekend before... Yes, shes like the Queen of England and had 2 birthdays this year!!  For her party she had a very specific design and instructions...  It all started with the invitations.... 

The color scheme for the cake was the same.. 
She wanted a two tier round marbled cake with fondant and circles of turquoise, green and purple!  ARGH!!
Ive never dealt with fondant before (and will be happy to never do it again!) but always up for a challenge I gave it a go!!  Heres the result!...

Base layer covered...

Top Tier covered.

Supports added and cake stacked!!  So far so good!

Next we had to roll a thousand little circles and add the balls of fondant around the edges...

And.... Drumroll please...
Final result...

The cake went down well although nobody liked the fondant and it was really hard to cut!!  Im quite happy in the future to pay someone enormous amounts of money to make our family birthday cakes...!

Of course on her 'Official Birthday' we had to have cupcakes.... She is a strange child and loves watching the 'annoying orange' clips on YouTube... (really annoying!!) Her latest favourite stars a Marshmallow who sneezes glitter (!) So, she gave me yet another challenge... (sigh)

I made a tower of German Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and found glitter-like sprinkes and tiny marshmallows... RESULT!!!...
Again, I kept with the color scheme and found purple and green cupcake cases....  I made the top cake just for her and we put letter candles in each cake spelling out Happy Birthday!

Thank goodness I have a year to recover!!

Thanks for looking

C xx

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birthday Projects.

This week my daughter celebrated her 11th Birthday and of course I had to make some thank-you notes and a very special birthday card...

Cute huh?  These are the colors she used for the birthday cake she designed.... (I managed to make it almost as she wanted.  I was actually pretty pleased with the result and will share it with you later in the week.)
Shes a big lover of glitter and I managed to find some random sparkles in my stash that coordinated with the SU! Colors!!

Now the stamp I used for the greeting actually says "on a scale of one to ten youre an 11" so I stamped it twice and trimmed it down to read "youre 11"!  Neat huh?

A little doodling round the edges, a splash more glitter and it was done!!

Stamps, Precious Butterflies (Hostess) and Perfect Words (Hostess)
Card: Tempting Turqoise, So Saffron, Whisper White.
Ink:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum. Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum and So Saffron Markers.
Glitter from stash.

Heres the Thank You card...

Again I used the same colors Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Tempting Turquoise.
Stamp set is Awash with Flowers.
I kept this one simple as I had to make a few of them!!...
All in all she had a great time... Photos of birthday cake(s) to follow later!

Thanks for looking,
C xx