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Friday, 25 November 2011
GF cut out cookie recipe that we used when we made cookie wands for Maddy's birthday earlier in the year. This time they were to look like flowers and be planted in a pink cake.
Upon returning we started on the flowers. They were the most complex part of the cake. Firstly we decided upon seven flowers to represent the girls' seven years. I consulted each girl on their seven colours and came up with a final seven. We chose two flowers for each colour (I've done enough of these to be cautious and make sure there were back ups) and Maddy used her colour-wheel to choose coloured m&ms for the centre of each flower. Complicated stuff!
The main problem was that the icing kept sliding down taking the sprinkles and m&ms with it. I think it worked best when we didn't have too much icing on a biscuit. Thicker icing didn't help because it just gave more icing to slide down the biscuit. I was determined the m&ms would stay on and just kept pushing them back into place until the icing dried enough to hold them.
Basco vanilla cupcake mix for the cake.
Mexican meal and the cake was demolished, the kids had lots of fun playing with slapbands, textas and stickers. Sylvia and Ashton played the piano. My oldest niece, Quin, did an excellent job of painting the girls' faces with Ella and Grace's new face painting kits. Most hilarious was Maddy in her cape with spooky face paint. I did a strongman moustache on Cooper but he wasn't impressed with my handiwork. All the kids sparkled. Just like the flowers in the garden!