My granddaughter gained her Baden Powell Challenge Award (The highest Award in the Guide Section of Girlguiding)
We learned that it was to be presented to her at a meeting that her mother and I were going to but with less than two days notice! No panic then to produce a cake. I also learned that two other friends from her Guide Company were also being presented with their Awards, so it had to be a fairly large cake to serve all those attending.
So the panic set it over the weekend - had I got enough ingredients for cake (six egg sponge) and had I enough sugarpaste. Fortunately I did have enough sugarpaste in stock, and a quick late night trip to the corner shop solved the shortage of eggs! I also had enough icing sugar in to make royal icing for the shells.
I had no time to ice the badge properly, so thank heavens for our little cake shop that prints designs on to icing. I emailed them the design Monday morning, and it was ready to collect by lunchtime, when I also collected the board to put it on!
Yes the cake was ready by Monday evening for the presentation ceremony. It's not my best work, but it was such a rush to get it done.
The girls were thrilled. Special occasions and achievements NEED a cake!