Now I want to see the picture, please! It was ds's birthday today too, and I also made a pirate cake following the binkie & co. method. Though I say so myself, it was a work of staggering genius. And then these bl*dy terrorists detonated their bombs, and prevented ds's granny, auntie and cousins from getting to his birthday tea.
But we scooped up some friends at the school gate and had the party anyway. And the cake was fab. That's the London blitz spirit for you.
binkie -- I have a picture. But of course! Cake icing genius is new to me, so obviously I had to record my achievement! (Not even going to pretend to be modest about this one. )
I don't know how to upload them, though can email (but don't have your email address).
Froglet boy had a brilliant 6th birthday. Rollcall of presents: 1 Hotwheels all-terrain skateboard, I pair combat trousers (Miniboden sale), I basketball, I waterpistol of shoulder-held rocket-launcher proportions and a load of books on pirates. What's not to like? Plus the birthday fairy transformed his lower bunk into a camouflage tent in the night, courtesy of John Lewis fabric dept and Mummy's sewing machine. Happy boy.
frogs, shall I CAT you?
or if yours is blocked, you could try me
and I will reciprocate with a pic of the Barbie-balldress-cake you will need to be practising for dd2 (for the next 2.5 years). Also, I don't think I ever gave congratulations on dd2's walking, did I? Congrats!
dd ("little" is word, she looks like a ladybird next to the rest of the class) is moving on up - she's made herself right at home in her new group and it seems to be tempering the Queen Bee quality without squashing. Can't believe this time next year she'll be doing joined-up writing and spelling "friend" though.
that cake rocks. my mum used to make an elaborate cake for me each year. when i was 4 i wanted a "rabbit with trainers on" so she did that. she also made a castle out of fudge cake and after eights (which looked very similar to this actually), trucks, ghetto blasters, rockets etc.
this looks so cool, i bet your ds's were really pleaseed.
cake is a great tool for modelling! you would be surprised what you can come up with. saying that, this isn't just getting in the right shape is it... she's got oars and pirates and ocean and cabin thingys and all sorts.... it's quite awesome.