Friday, 20 April 2012

Birthday Girl...

Hey Everyone...

Wow it's been a busy week! I am so sorry I have been so sparse in my blogging! Things have been so hectic what with the wedding being only..... 5 weeks away! I cannot believe it! Anyway that's for another time!

Today I wanted to blog about a special cake I made for a very special 6 year old! My lovely eldest niece turned 6 last week, and to celebrate we all went to London Zoo on Sunday!

Although the weather wasn't great, my two nieces and nephew had a great time seeing all the animals! 

My sister asked me to make her a special cake... her favourite... Strawberry shortcake!

It was the first time I had used icing to make shapes without cutters, so I was rather nervous. The fiance printed out a template for me and I got going!

It was actually really fun - I loved seeing the character come together...


I used pipe-able icing for the details and also piped my first ever edging - I think it looks rather professional!

I used some alphabet cutters from the new 'Cake Decorating' magazine, which my lovely father-in-law to be has subscribed me to as a belated birthday present. And I used some strawberry flavoured buttons which my sister-in-law to be gave me for Christmas! I even used my homemade jam from last year to fill the middle of the home baked cake! 


My niece loved her cake - and she also loved the monogrammed cushion I made for her! I really love making homemade gifts for the people I love!

Love Jewel xXx

P.S. Tomorrow is a big day! I go for my final wedding dress fitting and if it doesn't need any altering I get to take it home! Eeeeeeee!

P.P.S I have TWO giveaways at the moment - get in quick!

8 comments:

  1. Jewel that cake is fab, you are very talented! How exciting the final dress fitting, hope it all goes really well for you. The next 5 weeks will fly by.
    Dx

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  2. Eek...five weeks! Very exciting.

    Love the cake, it looks very profesh ! Have a gr8 weekend.

    Gemma x

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  3. Well done!It looks so professional! I, for some reason, have little success with piping?! OOO Good luck for tomorrow! xxx

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  4. 5 weeks...you must be so so excited about picking up your dress!
    the cake looks darn good. well done. lucky you getting the mag as a kind gift.
    good luck tomorrow, lets hope you can bring the dress home.x

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  5. Your cake looks wonderful! I have subscribed to that magazine too! Sue x

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  6. I bet it tasted just as good as it looked!

    Good luck with the fitting...............but be sure to hide it away from the fiance if you bring it home!
    -x-

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  7. That is a fabulous cake! Well done you... can I have one please?!

    Victoria xx

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