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!
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.
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 might well be doing diver cake mark II in a few weeks - DS's birthday. He did his PADI Open Water this summer, and had his dive computer as (very early) birthday pressie, so I will need to remind him. I was given a set of topsy turvy tins for my birthday, so I could use those. I have only used one at a time so far.
She's had handbags, box of chocolates, make up bag, shopping bags, Forever Friends sofa, complete with teddys, 3 tier, 3 tier, everything! And it all started on her first birthday with the good old fashioned hedgehog cake!
I rather like the Smarties though. Very cool indeed.