Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Yet Another birthday!

Well I suppose it's to be expected when you go and have four children!  I have to say that I don't enjoy the huge amount of kitchen activity when you organise a party.  Give me ready made cupcakes any day!  But I do love to decorate these little cakes.  Ohhh yes I do!  I stole this idea from a magazine I found while browsing in a bookshop one day.  And no I didn't buy it!  So naughty I know.

Anyway it was No.3's turn to have a celebration on Friday.  She has now turned the ripe age of six.  Katie came to me a couple of weeks ago and announced that she had finally decided on her cake idea.  A garage!  Yep one of those ones with levels of car parks and petrol pumps!!  My dear little girl who wears pink, loves tutus, plaits in her hair, and is very girly girly.  Well what could I say but... Yes of course I'll make you one lovey. 

Well I made her the garage... but I girlyfied it!   Is that a word?  Well anyway I made it all pink and purple and it was the prettiest garage you ever did see.  Check it out...

Apparently she drives the pink car.  See I told you!  She's really is all girl.

The ramps were not for the fainthearted I must say!  Not what you want to learn to do hill starts on.  Thank goodness for automatics I say!  And for Daddies who understand the stress of making icing ramps and alleviating a crisis by coming to the rescue with ice block stick supports that mean our little girl can safely drive her little pink icing car up her icing ramps without fear of the icing folding around her and swallowing her up.  Phew!!

And here she is blowing out all six candles.  Happy Birthday dear little Katie!

Parties are fun aren't they?  And guess what?? I get to do it all again in less than two weeks!!!  Good grief, our baby planning wasn't the best at times.  Never mind, after the next one that's all of the girls done for the year. 

Sorry if I haven't been to visit you lately or even emailed you.  I've been rather bloggy slack of late I'm afraid.   You see I have a huge project underway and it's taking up all of my time and thinking space.  It's not of the craft variety but it's too early to share it with you.  Please forgive me for leaving you in suspense like this.  I try and catch up with your blog posts but I'm not getting through all of them.  But rest assure I'm still here, still tidying up, still doing the washing and all that boring stuff.  Till next time, love to you all xxxx

28 comments:

Squirrelhaus said...

What a wonderful Mother you are!!! I love the garage cake that you made for your sweet daughter!!! I'm sure she will always remember that special cake with it's pink car!!! Happy Birthday to her!!!!
You will have to share the next cake with us as well!!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

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Catherine said...

I'm loving this cake and I do believe it has PURPLE on it ha ha ha ha
We have a birthday party in TWO weeks time ::)) - someone is turning THREE ::))

Betty said...

How unusual and clever - most mums would have been stumped for an idea on this theme - but not you! I like the cupcakes too. Betty

delia hornbook said...

Wow how clever are you ;-)) That cake is amazing and i love the cupcake idea i may have to steal idea its my sons 11 birthday on the 20th of this month and he is having a little tea party at home i reckon they would love that idea ;-)) Happy birthday for your little girl. Good luck with your project, take care, dee x

Lara said...

Oooh that sounds so very exciting Sarah. You've got me in suspense! Love your cakes... Well done! Hope you're having a good week.

VintageVicki said...

Lucky Katie - fab cake and cupcakes :)

Look forward to seeing the next cake :)

All our household have birthdays close together - 3 months of cake and then nothing!

Floss said...

That is just a brilliant cake and it's lovely to hear from you! I'm also an intermittent blogger at the mo and I'm sure we all understand. Your project sounds intriguing..?

Serenata said...

You really are amazingly talented Sarah. That is the most brilliant cake I have seen! I bet she really loved it. Give her a big belated birthday hug from me please.

Intriguing indeed....

B............... said...

Happy Birthday to Katie xx
You really are amazing, I'm totally in awe of your cake making skills, the garage and cupcakes look wonderful!

B xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS GIRLY GARAGE - I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TAKE MY CAR THERE! WELL DONE!

I USE BOUGHT FAIRYCAKES AND DECORATE THEM AT HOME TOO!

The undomesticated scientist said...

Wow, what an amasing cake. and i thought my kids come up with interesting ideas for cakes! i think my lads snow tubing one was much easier to create that the fantastic garage! i'm not showing him it though as he'll be wanting a 'boy' one next!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Amazing and lucky Katie! I know and don't for one minute imagine but the picture of her blowing out the candles tells the story - you're definitely a clever bunny xx

Mickie said...

Happy Birthday Katie! Wow, what an amazing cake!~

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That is seriously amazing! You make the best cakes, I love seeing them, thanks!

Catherine said...

Cupcakes and lollipops combined....FABULOUS! Happy Birthday Katie! Cx

sallgood said...

You are a cake pro!! So cute!!

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, oh what a beautiful garage cake you made. wow!! in your last post re the gifts of love appeal, oh those soaps are just beautiful. I so wish I had more time to make more scarves to post over. Bless you girl, it was an honour to be able to do something even so small as it was. They are nothing fancy, but will keep little necks warms. We are wearing our scarves at the moment too, travelling around in our caravan we have headed south and hit quite a cold snap. Take care of you, I have missed you so, and look forward to catching up with you again soon. All the best with your big project too.

Michela said...

Happy Birthday Katie! Your mum's cakes are far much better than Marie Antoinette's croissants, LOL!
xxx

Lululiz said...

Oh no, I feel terrible now, I missed Katie's birthday! Will you please give her a huge hug from me? Girl, that birthday cake is AMAZING. You really outdid yourself there.
Oh, and JJ and I are kind of missing you, you bad girl!

magpie chic said...

That cake is FABULOUS! Lovely pastel colours too. Must have taken you hours and hours! Looking forward to hearing about your project when it's ready for sharing.
Luv Jacqui

Willeke said...

Happy Birthday Katie! I hope you all had a wonderful day. The cake is amazing Sarah. You really are a professional.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

No wonder you haven't had time to blog, they are fab cakes (and I may have to steal that cupcake idea too off you :-)).

hhmmm maybe I should stop at 3 kiddies, aren't kiddies parties stressful (although lovely to look back on).

Gem said...

WOW that cake is amazing. xxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

so sweet.....love the cupcakes!
I have had to start a new blog formerly Bord and Butik, I have so missed all of you!

Lisa said...

I Love the cake... it is gorgeous..

Mme Li said...

Oh ... Wauw!
Beautiful cake.

Mindy said...

What a great cake, and the cupcakes are really cute too! I just found your blog and will be plundering around. I red gingham is my favorite fabric too, and my daughter also has four daughters, and one son. It seems we have a lot in common (but definitely not cake decorating! I only try super simple stuff).