Saturday, 29 January 2011

Happy Birthday No.2!

We have a new sewing machine at our house.  It's very fancy!  It's for No.2's tenth birthday tomorrow.   Two children over ten is a little hard to imagine really.  I still remember making a cake when she was a baby. 

I drew a basic shape of a sewing machine and she added the all important details.  Pretty cute aye?  Pink and red are very nice colours for a party.

Now we are going to need some very important equipment for this cake.  It's only the second time I've done this fancy piping thing.  We have the usual items and then we have the medicine measuring cup and a baby bottle cap.  These are all important pieces to make this machine work. 

I remember it falling apart at the beginning of the first cake ten years ago.  I can still clearly remember the evening.  Baby 2 was screaming the night away, No.1 was in bed on her 2nd birthday eve, the cake still yet to be done.  Me feeding baby every half hour and hubby and I sharing the cake decorating.  We finally got to bed at 1am.  It was a very cool Tigger cake though.

I think I'll shout myself a new grown up piping kit soon.  I'm sick of icing oozing all over the show!

No.2 was very interested in what I was doing and took some 'in the process' photos.   The amount of compliments were continuous, she's such a sweetie.  She told me when she's a mum she's hoping that she'll be able to make her children cakes like this.  I'm very sure she'll be doing just that.

This piping thing is so much fun!  Lots of pretty flowers all over the cake.  The inside bit was very tricky, but we got there in the end.

Now it's time to thread up the machine, and let's take this baby for a whirl!

I wonder what Lucy's making?  I see she's prepared with a spare bobbin ready to use.  Not like her Mother who is constantly running out.

Not long now honey!  The presents are wrapped and she's very excited about the big day.  Double digits are very special.  She has two best friends coming for a very delicious afternoon tea, a crafting session consisting of cupcake decorating, and scrapbooking a box for their treasures. 

Following that we will be eating fish'n'chips on the floor with the spotty picnic blanket, finishing up with pavlova, yoghurt, ice cream and cake.  Sounds like a very lovely day for our special girl. 

25 comments:

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your second biggest girl. LOVE, love, love the cake. I kinda wish someone would make me a cake like that actually. I hope you all, but especially Lucy have the greatest day! X
ha! my word thingy is tractr. I think that's the type of cake I am most likely to see.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh happy birthday in your house!! Two over 10, that's grown up children status!! As my twins turn 10 this year, that has me with 3 over 10, oh a whole new world of doublt digit children!! I'll hold onto my 7y.o. son for as long as i can!! The sewing machine cake is magic, love Posie

il mondo di Iris said...

Happy Birthday!
The cake is fantastic.
Angela

Supercutetilly said...

What a beautiful cake, you are very clever......hope she has a wonderful day :-)Nic xx

Betty said...

Clever!

Sally said...

What an amazing cake I would love a cake like that for my birthday! Hope she has a great birthday xx

**Anne** said...

WOW, what a cake. Your daughter is sure to have a fantastic birthday. Can I come too? :)

Anne xx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That is awesome! Happy birthday to your daughter. I love the bobbin and needle and all, that is dedication to a good cake! I can see why she hopes she will be a mum like you when she grows up!

Serenata said...

Oh yum, yum, yum, ...I have my birthday when I'm in NZ... hint, hint! ;-) Fish 'n' chips, pavlova, yoghurt, icecream, cake... perfect.

Fantastic cake. Wish your lovely daughter a very happy 10th birthday!

Mary Poppins said...

Oh my, that cake is super duper, well done :0) I love it!! Happy birthday to the special birthday girl :0) xxxx

Amanda said...

Sarah, I know I've said it before, but you really are the most lovely Mummy! Happy birthday Lucy! You're sure to have a wonderful time! xxxx

Claire said...

Hi there! And a very very happy birthday to your big girl x
Fab cake..I wish I was such a super mum xx

delia hornbook said...

Wow that cake is amazing what a gorgeous birthday cake and so unique and speacial how clever ;-)) Happy birthday for your daughter i hope you have a magical day, her friends will adore that cake ;-)) Dee x

Liz Varley said...

Just adore the cake,your daughter and friends will absolutely love it cos let's face it is unique! Word comes to mind if my grandnieces see it is 'I want one'x

Maria said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy ! The cake is fantastic Sarah, it is our no2's birthday next week (also 10) and his party tomorrow, football is the order of the day here though. Hope you have a great time xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fantastic cake and so lovely that Lucy watched it all be created :-) Happy Birthday to your daughter, hope she has a fab time :-)

Lara said...

Happy birthday! Wow - two daughters with double digits! Well done!! Cake is amazing. You put me to shame. Hope she enjoyed her special day - it sounds perfect!

Deb said...

Oh that is one awesome cake!! Happy Birthday to her.They grow up too quickly don't they. My baby is 10 this year too.

Nikki said...

WOW! The cake is amazing! I love all the detail.
Happy birthday Lucy!
Eli turns 10 this year and Yana the year after... they grow up too fast :(
I'm going to try and update mummys dress every day. It's so much fun. I finished 4 outfits yesterday... so I hope to get a few posts ahead. I'm flying to New Zealand in a week... so I want to keep posting daily while I'm away.

Neeza said...

Love reading your blog and this post on the cake was no exception. Beautiful job - as always.

Jodie said...

That is amazing - you are a genius !!!

Willeke said...

Happy Birtday to Lucy!
This birtday cake is SUPER.

My gosh, I am just thinking that my 'baby'girl turns 18 when she is in Australia (and we are at home in the Netherlands).

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

OOOOooo...Happy Birthday to Lucy :0)
What a lucky girl to have such a clever Mummy :)
This is beautiful Sarah!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Now this is certainly the very cutest birthday cake I have seen in a long, long time. Nice work - both of you! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

dutch sisters said...

This cake is Amazing!