Sunday, 6 February 2011

Happy 4th Birthday No.4!

Oh boy, two parties in two weekends!  Not good.  I'm so very over parties for now.  Luckily there are no more until May for us.  I just didn't have the energy for poor little Soph's party prep.  The day before the big day I was standing in the kitchen contemplating making a jewellery box cake for her.  The temperature was in the high 20's and the humidity was about 100%.  Not good for me or for the icing as it turned out.

The icing was collapsing down the sides of the cake as I worked.  It stuck to the bench top when I rolled it out.  It grew as I picked it up.  The girls were eating what they thought were scraps.  No.2 thought I should be videoed.  Move over Julia Child!  I just had to laugh, it was all so terrible and ridiculous.  I think professionals have airconditioning.  I think I did a bad job of the cake but in the heat I really didn't care.

Our baby girl didn't care one bit.  She didn't notice the flaws in the icing.  She just blew all of her candles out and happily cut into her cake.  She didn't eat her piece of cake, just the decorations!  Cheeky little lady.

I'm not into baking as you may well know.  This is as good as it gets I'm afraid.  Bought marshmallows in cute cupcake wrappers!  Well it's all about presentation for me.  I'll leave the fancy cooking for others.

So tomorrow my first real 'back to normal' week begins.  The girls all started back at school during the week and hubby goes back to work tomorrow after six weeks at home.  It sure is going to be quiet around here for a while.  I'm looking forward to getting into the veggie garden.  I'm hoping for a tidier house.  I'm thinking No.4 and I are going to have a lovely day together tomorrow.  And I sure hope you all do too!

21 comments:

bekimarie said...

Wow wow wow, I see no flaws either, that is one amazing cae as was the sewing machine!
Now if you'd lie to pop over and make J's cae in May for her 13th, it would be much appreciated ;o)

B xxx

crafts@home said...

Happy Birthday number 4.... If thats the best cake your Mum can make , I'd be very proud of her :)

Pene said...

Wonderful cake, congratulations any little girl would adore it, what am I saying I'D LOVE IT TOO!!

Deb said...

What a fabulous cake, Sarah. I think it looks awesome. The humidity makes it so hard to model icing though doesn't it. I must admit I was cursing and swearing when I made my one 10 days ago.

Maria said...

Sarah the cake looks wonderful, you are so clever xx

Serenata said...

Well for someone who isn't into fancy cooking and baking that cake sure looks pretty jolly good to me! Glad Sophie had a lovely day. I bet it will seem really quiet this week!

Willeke said...

Happy Birthday to Sophie!
You have made another amazing birthday cake Sarah. And I don't think Julia Child had airconditioning in her kitchen too.

Christy said...

Happy birthday to your little one and that is one pretty, pretty cake!!

Naturally Carol said...

Either you're a lousy photographer or I'm blind but no flaws are noticable to me! Your standards must be way higher than mine...I think you have done a great job of that cake and the icing.

moonstruckcreations said...

I think the cake looks stunning - I wish my cakes looked as good as this!

Have a great weekend.

Helenx

Posie Patchwork said...

Another happy birthday in your house. My 4 will all be back in school by Tuesday, yes, quiet at home & pretty sure i won't have to wipe the kitchen counter down 10 times over lunch either!! Love Posie

The Flower Garden said...

Goodness me you are so creative with your cakes. Wonderful again. I guess you have just finished Summer hols is that right?
It's all topsy turvy! Enjoy your day with your little one.
Jo x

Jille said...

What a fantastic cake - and not a flaw in sight! Having four children birthday parties do come around more frequently (thank goodness mine are passed that stage!)
JIlle x

sallgood said...

Happy birthday #4, and what a cute cake!

Anita Meade said...

You are too hard on yourself Sarah. As you might be able to tell from all the above comments, Sophie's b'day cake was fantastic! You are such a good Mummy. Hope she had a beautiful birthday. Enjoy the first proper week of school (and work for hubby)......ahhhh, the serenity! :)

Lien said...

Happy birthday times 2 and the cakes are great , love them !

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, oh wow, how amazing. I have just caught up on your recent posts. Happy birthdays to #10 and #4. What beautiful cakes, oh gosh the sewing machines is awesome and flaws? What on earth are you talking about, its beautiful. Bless you re the little boys quilt, this is a beauty and your dear friend for passing it to you to be finished. How wonderful. Have a fantastic week, don't miss your big girls too much back to school. It takes a bit to get used to the emptiness tho.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What are you on about, that cake is wonderful!

Michaja said...

Happy 4th birthday for your little girl! And the cake is great just as the other one. Your story made me laugh. I already see you working in the kitchen trying the ice not to smelt! You did I good job any way and your daughter was more then right to LOVE her cake!
xxx
Michaja

Green thumb said...

I'm a bit behind in reading blogs and I've missed your girls' birthdays :-(
I hope they had both a wonderful time!
..I wonder how is you hair when the humidity rate is 100%..I'd go mad :)
xxx

Sarah said...

Happy birthday Sophie. And Sarah, I think the cake looks beautiful. Truly.

Love the red gingham table cloth too!

PS. We went hunting for, and found, the perfect stick for the wall hanging today. I'm sanding it until it's smooth, and it will be lovely!