I've been a little quiet this week. Quiet in the blog sense of the word, not so quiet in the 'real life' sense of the word. You see, this last week has been the build up to a very special event.
Yes. My daughter's 4th Birthday party. And believe me, expectations were high. Hand made invites had already been sent out (and met with daughter approval.) Now it was the small issue of the cake.
"Mummy please can you make me a cake for my party. A Fireman Sam Cake. With a 4 on it."
No pressure then! This is what I came up with.
And if you've
endured seen Fireman Sam for even five minutes, you will know that Norman is very naughty. So naughty in fact that he wouldn't stay upright on the cake. Fireman Sam was good as gold and remained vertical for the duration of the party. But oh no, not Norman!
The next request from my daughter soon followed. "Mummy please can I have Fireman Sam cupcakes. We need new cupcake cases too." The pink ones in the cupboard were clearly not going to do.
So several more hours of baking and fondant rolling later, I produced these.
And I think it's fair to say the party went well, in particular the bouncy castle and the face painter, who transformed the little angels into butterflies, mermaids and Spiderman, to name but a few.
After a whole day recovering from the trauma of + 10 four year olds descending on our garden, I felt revived enough to get my sewing machine out and I finished off some nautical bunting. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture!
And I've also managed to package my strip for the Strip Bees, ready to send off to Julie.
I'm kind of breathing a sigh of relief that this weekend is over. It's been wonderful, and the weather glorious, we really couldn't have asked for more. But that's me done on hosting birthday parties. Well, until January, when my son turns 2. And as for cake decorating, I won't be doing that again till January either. All that hard work, just to get cut up and eaten. Give me a quilt any day!!
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