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 ;-)