Hello everyone :-). I hope you’ve all had a fab weekend and haven’t been blown away yet? Keep sending your mates to my Facebook page, we’re nearly at 200 fans!! Remember the COMPETITION – Someone will WIN a ‘Bib and Tucker’ nappy of their choice when we get to 200!
After yet another weekend of birthday parties and overindulging in sugary treats (tee hee), I’ve decided to tempt you with ‘DAILY TREATS’ at ‘Bib and Tucker’, starting TOMORROW!!! Keep checking my Facebook page, first in gets the biggest piece of the cake (there’…s no table manners going on here). Party begins at 9am tomorrow morning. See you there! 🙂 Kate
The girls have had their 2nd and 4th birthday parties over the past two weekends. It has been a great distraction from the scritchy scratchy chicken pox.
Rio decided that as Charlea had a monkey cake last year, she needed to have one this year. Yay for Mummy!! Ugh. So, Rio got a monkey cake, and I managed to convince her that Charlea really wanted a fairy cake (as opposed to the train cake she decided Charlea needed, which she had had last year!).
So, lots of butter cream icing and a friendly icing bag later, we have two birthday cakes. Whew. I’ve just polished off the last piece of Charlea’s cake. That’ll help the much needed root canal!
Dd2 turned 1 the following week, so I continued on with the butter cream & fondant theme and made a ‘birthday monkey’ cake. This time is sent Dh out to get a cake mix so the cake was actually edible, tee hee.
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.