Dd1 and Dd 2 have had their 3rd and 1st birthday parties in the last couple of weeks. So, we have been in sweet treat heaven :-).
Dd1 decided that she wanted a ‘green’ birhday cake (much to my astonishment, what happened to the fairy themed party that was planned?!!). Right, a green cake, o.k. Hmmmmmmm, oh yes, ‘In the Night Garden’!!
I had been oogling over cupcakes for several weeks (inspired by the scrummy book we had taken out of the local library in preparation for the party, and as a result of the hours I have been spending trawling the internet for cupcake imagery for my new collection). So, I thought I would try a bit of fondant icing, and a bit of butter cream icing. Both techniques were new to me. Madness without a test run you say? Yes, quite possibly, but, lets wing it anyway!!
This was the end result. A Ninky Nonk Train cake, with some sort of a garden type theme going on!! (Feel free to laugh now). The cake was a complete flop (literally), but the icing was yummy, and Dd loved it.