Well its party time today, her actual birthday was on Thursday 19 Nov. But she wants to celebrate it today instead, we decided to have a select few close friends.
I managed to finish making her birthday cake last night (yeah, cutting it pretty close i know...) and it was the first time i had to make a cake without covering the whole cake with fondant, so for the first time ever i had to get the buttercream looking smooth all around so that it wont show in between the decorations. I can honestly tell that it was NOT easy! Luckily i got some advice from a cookier friend, without her advice we would ended up with a blotchy cake! So Anita, if you are reading this, thank you so much for your help ;-)
Hats off to all the baker out there who had to do this often. It was definitely not my strong suit! I would rather make cookies any day than making a cake! LOL
Anyway, so here is the finished result of the cake :)
So let me give you a bit of a background for this cake. Claudia gave me a sketch/drawing of the cake she wants. She has 'envisioned' this cake and to give me a visual she had to draw it for me lol :)
Here is the actual drawing of the cake she asked me to make...
I think she is pretty happy with the result :) here she is...don't you agree? :P
I tried to make the cake as close as possible to her drawings...so to make it easier for me to get everything done on time, I made the topper last weekend so get it ready for yesterday's baking session. Its been a while since we work with fondant so we had to dig out the tools to create it
Because she specifically requested 2 Owls as the topper, I decided to make one pink and one blue. I searched for a You Tube video on how to make a small cute owls but i cannot find one that she likes. So I had to wing it....here is the finished result.
So for the party today, we had the day planned out. We start at 11am at the Trampoline Park (Dialled Indoor), the girls had 1 hour to jump, bounce & flip all over. Then after that back to our house for lunch and then Claudia has chosen to do cake decorating as one of her activities. She also had some games planned and then open presents, cut the cake and finished the day! *Phew* it makes me tired to just write it all down LOL :P
Here are the girls in the trampoline park, all flushed after one hour of jumping & bouncing around!
After they finished jumping around at the trampoline park, we head back home to have some lunch. Lots of pizza to go around :)
Then the next thing in the agenda is cake decorating. Claudia has prepared all the mini cakes for each of the girls to decorate.
Here they right in the middle of it and busy getting creative and making a mess :)
Here are the girls with their creations :)
The result and aftermath of the cake decorating :)
Each of the girls will take their cake creations home with them. Then they played some games...this is one of the games called 'Egg on a spoon race'
Time to open some presents! :P
Then we took some photos of the girls before Claudia cut her birthday cake :)
Claudia's party favours :)
Of course we have to take some family photos :)
Nana & grandad came to celebrate her birthday too :)
Finally blowing the candle, making a wish and cutting the cake :)
This is what we have left after everyone had a piece of cake :)
Well, its been a long day for everyone but we are so pleased that everyone seems to have a fabulous time :) Im just glad this is all done for the year. Happy Birthday again sweetheart, glad you get to celebrate with your friends and have lots of fun today. We love you lots like jellytots! :)
Mummy, Daddy & Logan ;-)
Its that time of the year again, the annual school fair and as usual the kids came home with an empty cake box a couple of days ago so that we can fill it with home made cakes or slices :)
Last year we made the Kit Kat cakes and it was the first cake that was gone as the baking stall opened lol So this year we got a request to make it again, but this time we decided to make it with chocolate fingers instead :)
We didn't want a chocolate cake inside as there are plenty of chocolate all around it and the pebbles on top, so we made our family's favorite banana chocolate chip cake instead.
So when the cake is cooled we prepared the essentials to decorate the cake:
Here is my cheeky monkey anxiously waiting for the cake to be decorated :P
So all we need to do is cover the sides of the cake and the top of the cake with chocolate buttercream.
Then lined-up all the chocolate fingers all around the side of the cake and secure it with a ribbon.
After the sides are all done sprinkle the top of the cake with pebbles or m&ms :)
That's all you need to do....anyone can do it, easy peasy lemon squeezy....as my hubby would say :P
Here is my lovely daughter happily showing off the finished cake :)
We had a great time at the fair today, check out some of the photos we did at the Photo Booth :)
Our family photos are the middle strip, and the ones on each sides are Claudia and her friends: Denise, Amie, Rosie & Emily :)
I hope the school will raise a lot of money today :) Have a fantastic weekend everyone!