My favourite things Friday is my Kids Birthday Cakes. Most of these were before I returned to work so many weeks of planning were involved and many supplies were purchased.
Here is my first effort, the birthday was jungle inspired for my son's 5th birthday. We made painted monkeys to hang from the washing line, the cake well see for yourself was a jungle scene with monkeys and snakes attached. Lots and Lots of Food Colouring involved here.
Then for his 7th it was the Dr Who party and of course he wanted a Tardis. At least when he was 5 he left it up to me, by the time he was 7 he wanted a lot (I mean a lot) of input, it was important that it looked good. I think I nailed it.
Can you tell I am working now here was the next years.
Squid is having a couple of friends over for her birthday celebration tomorrow and we have just finished cooking her cake (packet cake for ease and it is cooling as I write this) but we saw a store bought cake that she liked so I am going to ice it the same. Her actual birthday is next week so we might get the bakery cake for the family party.
I have enjoyed sorting through photo's to find my cake extravaganzas and I can't believe that cute chubby 5 year old is now a skinny 10 year old.
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