Farmboy and I have just finished making his cake. It got me thinking. Over the years I have made lots of cakes for The Farmchildren's birthdays. That Women's Weekly Cake book has a lot to answer for. I thought I would share some of my hits and misses...
|Farmgirl's Barbie Cake|
The Barbie cake was really hard. If you look closely the marshmallows are doing a slow slide down to the bottom of Barbie's skirt. There was a distinct ruffle effect by the end.
|The Snake Pit|
The Snake Pit was a unique bespoke design by yours truly. It was made very early in the morning by a disorganised me. I decided if I threw lollies all over it then a multitude of sins would be hidden. It worked a treat and is now a personal favourite in my CakeWalk of Fame.
The ship cake was for Farmboy's fifth birthday. We had a pirate themed party at The Beach House and I think I peaked in the cake decorating stakes with this baby. I am quite proud of it.
|The Slack Tart's Option|
After every peak comes a trough and this was Farmboy's sixth birthday cake. I strolled into IGA and pulled it out of the freezer. And you know what? Still a hit. It was a bit of a busy time for us and the relaxed approach was perfect.
|Farmgirl Turned One!|
This was Farmgirl's first birthday cake. It was very cute but I remember it more for what happened when we sang Happy Birthday. The cake was placed in front of Farmgirl on her highchair tray. As we sang Happy Birthday she obviously decided that she didn't want to wait for cake. Hence she face-planted it and came up with blue icing all over her face including her eyelashes. Fortunately she missed the candle!
And this year - well, Farmboy has had a big say in his cake. After much discussion and me saying repeatedly that sculpting a BumbleBee Transformer out of cake was well beyond my abilities, we came up with this little number. It has officially been called "The Transformers and Lots of Lollies 7 Cake". Farmboy was instrumental in its design and execution. So, while it may not be the best cake we have made technically, I have been told by the Birthday Boy that it is the best cake ever.
So - there you go. A Farm cake retrospective. On that note there is not much left to do but wish my beautiful boy a happy, happy birthday. He is an absolute joy and we love him to bits. Happy Birthday Darling.