Monday, January 21, 2013

Birthdays, Giveaways, Dinosaurs...

It's crazy here at this time of year.  As a family we manage to squeeze three out of our five birthdays in to a 4 week period, which also happens to include Christmas and New Years. Our wedding anniversary and the Mother-in-Law's birthday just about top off the month of madness and celebration.  Tomorrow it's my birthday and after that we get a big break. Phew.

The highlight of the month was the Wombat turning three. I don't know how he suddenly turned from being a baby in to being such a BOY. He's lovely. Still throws a mean tantrum, but he plays so well, and he loves to draw, and he is gentle with his little brother, and loves to come in to our bed for cuddles in the morning. He is shy and quiet and a bit anxious around other kids, but he's loud and stubborn and independent at home.   He chose a dinosaur cake (it's all about dinosaurs at our place, the FlourGirl is still drawing them, and the boy is watching BBC documentaries about them whenever he is allowed to watch TV, true!!)  

I made 24 little baby dino cupcakes for him to take to his pre-school class, and one big Mumma Stegosaurus for out little party at home. It was a hit. He was soooo impressed.  The green and black plates are marzipan, which I used to dislike immensely (think old school Christmas cakes with artificial almond extract flavoured topping), but they use it a lot here, and sell all different colours in crafty shops for cake decorating. I quite like it now, and it's not so sweet.  It's more common than fondant. Remembering that they don't even sell icing sugar in bags here, just tiny wee boxes for one to sprinkle on ones waffle! Anyhoo.  Three boxes of icing sugar later, this was the cake:


My new toy, soooo in love. 


To say I am over cake would be somewhat of an understatement, though I will squeeze in one more slice since the Husband has taken up the challenge of cooking a Sacher Torte for me tomorrow.  

In other non-cake news, I am running a giveaway over on my Facebook page. If anyone wants to go in the draw to win one of your kid's drawing appliqued, pop on over and enter here...  It finishes on the 22nd Jan though, so be quick.  I'll choose a random winner tomorrow.


I'll be back. I have snow to share... x


6 comments:

Jo said...

This is the cake my son wants!! I will copy it! Tips? How Tos? No rush, I don't need it til July. It's perfect, though. And I ADORE the pic in the green Kitchenaid. I have the same one in red... but not so shiny right now, poor thing.

Andrea said...

Another birthday girl?? Happy birthday to you :)

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lelieswereld said...

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