Friday, 15 January 2016

Birthday Cake For Our Eldest

Our eldest turns four today and we've been very aware that with the rapid arrival of Alistair this week that birthday celebrations could be a little more subdued than normal. We're having a party for her in a couple of weeks but we wanted to make sure she had a good day today as well. 
So last night I baked a couple of sponges (with swirls of "ice blue" sponge through it as well) then spent a few hours decorating the cake for her. 
Like every four year old girl in the western world she's obsessed with Frozen, so an olaf cake seemed just within my capabilities. I really enjoyed making it and it was a good distraction from all the other jobs I probably should have been doing!
I was quite pleased with the results and it turned out much better than one I attempted a year or so ago which turned out more like peppa pigs fake tanned, junkie relative, Phillipa  pig. I didn't even have to prompt the girls as to who was on this cake which is a good sign! 
My last attempt wasn't great...
My wife and I were talking last night and it seems mad that just over four years ago there were no children sharing our daily lives. 
We feel like a very lucky little family at the moment!

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  1. nice work, a vast improvement over last time! that peppa pig cake has really made me chuckle! definitely nailed it

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    1. I got to point with it then just kept giggling, which made it worse! I blame the food colouring, made the icing too runny. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

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  2. I thought it was some nasty grub you dug up on your veg plot Kev. Only joking. It's brilliant!

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    1. It's a big one so I don;t know what he's been eating!

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  3. I still think Phillipa pigs cake was the best I've ever seen and it always makes me laugh. Still, great job for the Olaf cake, let's hope for a repeat on the day of the party.

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    1. I doubt I'll be allowed to do the same design!

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  4. Young families are heart warming, I loved the time when my girls were young and up to senior school, enjoy the time it will pass quick. Love the birthday cake

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    1. It's a lvoely time of life and we try to make the most of it when we can.

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  5. A great job on the cake there, you cake decorating has come on leaps and bounds, will we be seeing you on the Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry would be putty in your hands :-)

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    1. I don;t think that my range of sponges and cookies would quite cut it I'm afraid!

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  6. That cake is brilliant !
    having been proud of my attempt at making a Tardis cake up to the sad moment when the fondant decided to slowly slide in bulging billows to the plate ...I quite appreciate Pippa!

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    1. I feel your pain, it can all go wrong so quickly!

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  7. I love the cakes!
    Happy Birthday to you oldest!

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  8. Good lord.... I wouldn't know where to begin. Congratulations to both you and your 4 year old daughter.

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  9. Kev, What can you not do?! I'm very impressed with your birthday cake:) Please give our birthday greetings to your BIG birthday girl...it's not late yet,right?... as party's not over. Hope she'll have great fun too:)

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    1. There's plenty I can't do - you just don;t see it on this blog! Party isn't for two weeks as we thought it might be a bit much with a four day old baby!

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  10. Excellent cake, love your blog Kev.

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  11. The Olaf cake is wonderful!
    On birthdays in our house I baked, DH decorated, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were very much 'in' then, as was Duckula, we had some very 'different' cakes!
    I rather like Phillipa pig, she reminds me of a perma-tanned woman I worked with years ago!

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    1. I think we all know a Phillipa pig from our lives from somewhere - whether we'd want them on a cake or not is a different matter!
      I wonder what cakes I'll end up making over the next ten or so years?

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