Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Fairy Cake

Well, we made it to Devon, I took a large sponge cake already prepared with us so that I could decorate Emilia's birthday cake when we were down there. I must admit, I don't altogether enjoy icing cakes but I really love what they look like when they are made. I have discovered two things. One is that you can make a good skin colour if you mix the white fondant icing with a highly saturated instant coffee mixed with a tiny amount of boiling water and a drop of pink colouring and the other discovery is that Barry likes to eat fairy legs....just before I put them on the cake they disappeared. However, he is very good at mixing the colour paste into the icing which I think maybe the bit I dislike the most.....
Millie had some new in-line skates for one of her presents, she took to them really well, Millie is good at ice skating so we sort of new she would be good at this. In fact she is very sporty. Isn't her dress so pretty? Her Mum made it for her, she also spent a long time making Madeleine a princess outfit but Maddie found it a bit itchy and changed a couple of times into something more comfy....
Jez was such a star, he just had the children organised from start to finish...not too many of these special Daddy's around, Ali made the most delicious party food too, her millionaires shortbread (from this book) was just amazing and the pizza....yummy!
We really had a lovely time in Devon and I truly wish we could have spent longer....
I think I need some antibiotics.....

9 comments:

talj said...

sorry to hear you are still not doing too good but glad you made it down to Devon! :o) Lovely photos to show too {{HUGS}} xxx

CG said...

For some reason i can't see the photos...will try again later :( Hope you feel better soon...maybe you need to see the doctor?
lots of love
Julie xx

Ann said...

That cake is amazing! Fantastic! I am just lucky when I can get the icing on without crumbling the cake!

Great pictures...looks like a lovely party.

I hope you start feeling better soon...sending healing thoughts your way.

Missed you!

bazza said...

Wah.... I just popped by to see how things were going (bit sleep really, so not a my most lucid) when I saw the fairies I quickly thought I'd hit a pron site or summat! lol

Legs are tasty, but keep you awake!

CG said...

I can see the photos now!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I just got to your blog so have not read much, but i love your cake and what cute kids, looks like they all enjoyed the party.

Linda said...

Wow!!..your cake is amazing :-)

Jo said...

Lovelycake, Neo was sitting beside me while I was catching up with blogs, and he said he wanted a fairy cake, its not his birthday till next Jan, I think by then he will want Superman or Batman!! Hope you are starting to feel better X

Colleen said...

I think that is the sweetest cake I have ever seen. You could never have known that pouring your heart into Millie's cake would make a stranger's day! :)

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