I wanted to share with you the cake I made Mum and here it is.
I bought ivory flower paste (a special type of sugar paste which can be rolled very thin and dries very hard) and made the orchids with flower cutters as well as hand cut flowers and leaves.
I also used the colouring skills I have learnt with my card making to colour the flowers to make them much more realistic than I could in the past.
I added a final depth of colour by using some gold petal dust. I had to wire all the leaves together together with some ribbons to make the posy.
Once I had finished the posy I made up a sugar paste plaque which I decorated quite simply. I made a hole for the flower pick which held the posy and also 3 candle holders.
I had also found a photo of my Mum as an 18 month old which I decided would be perfect for making special wrapping paper for the pass the parcel, little prizes and for some unique party bags.
Just look at my Mum at the seaside in 1934 with her little bucket for making her sandcastles.
I made up a bag template using A4 paper. I hand stamped the paper with stamps from my Lili of the Valley Pretty Vintage set of stamps I won last summer. These ones are from set 47 Background bits, Old Romance.
I scored to make the folds
My Mum loves fairies and this set was just perfect for the job. I printed a large and a small image together with one of my Mum's photos
I decided to put some "vintage" things inside which have been around since the 1930s; Cadbury's dairy milk chocolate bars, Lindt chocolate, ice gems and a little personal gift for each person.
As Daisy was so tiny I decided that rather than a party bag she would have a little book.
We had such a fun party, all the cake got eaten and everyone went home smiling with a party bag.
I would like to enter my handmade floral cake decoration into the following challenges;
Allsorts Free and Easy
A little Bit Crafty celebrate
A heck of a challenge New my new is the Orchid cutters I bought to make the orchid flowers
I would like to enter my party bags into these challenges.
Lili of the valley anything but a card
Emerald Faeries Things with wings the fairies on my tags are winged as are the butterflies on the papers
Natalie and Amy One for the Girls
Ali Craft Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays Party
Pan Pastel UK anything goes
A gem of a challenge New My new is the Sizzix scalloped tag die which I bought especially for making the party bag tags, it's brilliant as there are 3 different sizes on the single die.
Totally Gorjuss ribbon I used about 4 metres of ribbon making these bags!
Polkadoodles anything goes
Pile it on just because
Stamping sensations ribbons buttons or bows
Simon Says Stamp New my new is the sizzix tag die..it's brilliant.
Loves rubberstamps new year resolution I would also like to try to make things other than cards!
Make it Monday Linky party #173
One very special photo taken at my Mum's party was of 4 generations of girls; My Mum, me, my daughter and my granddaughter Daisy. I think our faces show the delight of all sharing such a special time.
Daisy is growing fast and is 8 weeks old tomorrow . Here she is a few days ago..such a happy sweetheart.
I hope everyone is faring OK in the awful weather we are experiencing both here and abroad, it really seems to be quite extreme this year. It is so difficult to even get out for a walk between the torrential rain showers. My walk to work has turned into a battle with the elements. The only good thing is that the days are certainly getting lighter now. Spring does seem a long way away still but we will get there. Today we took all our decorations down and the house looks so bare. Christmas really is over for another year but not to worry as there are only 354 days until the next ;0)
Have a great week ahead and take care,
Bye for now,