The 17 years of making birthday cakes for DD have taken their toll and the umpteen 'you decide on a theme, it'll be lovely anyway' requests have zapped my imagination. All this just 3 short weeks from DD's 18th birthday!
I've made 4 cakes in the last 3 weeks, one fruit cake is being fed, ready for icing for DD's pre-birthday weekend away with DH, I'm holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning on 28th, which will require more imagination and I'm stuck!
What the hell sort of official cake am I going to create? Ever wish you hadn't made such an effort and gone to Asda for the caterpillar cake all those years ago?
So, inspire me, with your 18th birthday creations please!
Thank you for your input lovely ladies! Sorry I've been away, had to do Guiding/church duties! (Anyone want an 8 foot pew? The church is selling them off! )
I think it's going to be sweet related in some way. I will be back with a result in a couple of weeks! Dive cake first. That'll be done by mid week next week, then coffee morning cakes, THEN dd birthday cake. Might slip in a couple of hours sleep here and there too if I'm lucky!
I would quite like an 8ft pew, but I don't think from memory that you live anywhere close.
Mike - I have been re-marzippanning the last tier of their wedding cake, except it was really shallow so I had to make it a step up stool (half a cake dummy sandwiched between cake boards with royal icing mortar) and them cover the whole lot in marzipan.
I now (well, tomorrow) need to make 2 small girls and an angel, and lots of leaves and blossom, then a sponge tier, then ice the whole lot, then decide if I am painting it or piping onto it.
Shark cake - if it's the one that I have in some book or other there is hardly any cake in it - I always thought you would have to make a separate "sea" cake to go under it.