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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Happy Birthday Daughter

Today is my daughter Dawn's 35th birthday - heck I feel ancient!

Of course I have made her a card. I know she loves catkins, so used this image from my new Joanna Sheen "Cottage Garden" CD. The catkins are decoupaged, and have a little sakura highlights on them. Ivory hammered card, triple mounted image.

and this is her cake:

One of her colleagues at work (another head of department) is also 35 tomorrow - so she asked if I could make a cake for the two of them, reflecting that they are heads of Maths and English. Plain (professional mix) sponge cake, covered with ivory sugar paste. (I hate doing sponges)

I must confess that the sugar roses are not up to my norm - I had a lot of problems with them - don't know if it was the sugarpaste playing up or fact that I am a tad out of practise!


Chrissie said...

A fabulous card Mags, I'm sure Dawn will love it and as for that cake...mmmmmmm! Can I come for tea please?
I couldn't believe you said the flowers weren't up to standard, I thought they looked stunning!

Jacqui said...

What a lovely card. When I saw that image on the CD I wondered how it could be used. It looks lovely. As for the cake, wow, but I really think I need to sample it. !! Well done.
Jacqui xx

Beryl (bik59) said...

Beautiful card Mags, I'm sure your daughter will love it. And the cake..........WOW to me it looks perfect. I love seeing your cake decorating - they really look too good to eat
Beryl x

Beryl said...

I have a daughter Dawn too and she's 42 in March so I should know how you feel but I won't give in to it. I'm sure your Dawn will love this gorgeous card.
Beryl xx

Eunice said...

Card and cake fabulous,so are all the rest of the cards, love your idea for sons engagement card,I should think they will keep it forever.

Linniepink said...

what a great card fab idea i would never have thought of that and the cak looks yummy when are we cutting it up.