Sunday, 13 November 2016

A Ben and Holly kind of day

We had such a wonderful day celebrating Daisy's 3rd birthday at her party yesterday. Daisy chose Ben and Holly as her theme and I made her cake. For those of you who are not familiar with these sweet characters, here they are on her party plates.
She enjoyed a Gym Tots party with 15 other 3 year olds followed by a party tea at the Sports Centre and then the family went back to hers for an evening celebration.

Just look at them playing pass the sweet.

 Her Mummy made some Ben and Holly cupcakes that were eaten with her friends and we took the main cake home to her family celebrations in the evening (we also had forgotten to take a knife so that worked out quite well!).

So here is my cake in it's entirety.

I am sure you would like to see a little of how I made it....
 I always make an all in one Victoria sponge. I then covered the top with icing

and added some clouds in the sky and some grass around the edge.
I made Daisy's name out of fondant icing.
I had previously made the Ben and Holly figures and lots of extras to create a little picnic scene
I then spent some time adding the little details. A picnic blanket with sandwiches and cakes for a fairy party. The candles were added to fondant icing toadstools.
Gaston the ladybird was there too
a view of the back
and Daisy's  name with some extras.
She got to blow out the candles again in the evening...

and cut the cake with Mummy and Daddy.
Such a special day. Precious moments and memories for me. 

I have already shared Daisy's  birthday card so I thought I would share a very apt cupcake fairy card, the cute image and tag stamps are by Lili of the Valley.

I coloured her with my Promarkers. I used snippets of card for the Cheery Lynn flourishes and tags and MS butterfly punch. I added some extra sparkle with some Glamour Dust.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #255
Happy Little Stamper anything goes with dies
The Ribbon Girl 3/3 November card challenge
Deep Ocean use die cuts and/or punches
Crafty friends 2/3 for someone special
As you like it 2/3 teddies or fairies mine is fairies as I love to think they are real...don't you?

Thank you for all the sweet love you sent to Daisy on her birthday and your best wishes to our family re the new baby news. You are so very kind. Enjoy your Sunday night, We need to catch up on Strictly ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a fabulous birthday party Jane, your cake is brilliant and great idea not to take a knife (wink).

  2. awe what a brilliant party for Daisy and her cake was amazing such a tremendous amount of work but worth it...... just look at her little face.
    I'm not familiar with Ben and Holly but I expect I will be soon!!
    I'm so glad you all had a fun time, just as it should be.
    Just waiting on the Strictly results here, enjoy your evening,
    V x

  3. Thanks for sharing all the close up details of Daisy's cake, amazing work. You must have all had a wonderful day and Daisy is looking quite the young lady now.
    Julie x

  4. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to Daisy! What a cute party she had and your cake is MAGNIFIQUE! I bet it tasted good too! I am sending good wishes again on your new little one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. wow! i love all the fun elements in your card :) super cute! Happy birthday to the lil one :) the cake looks awesome!!

  6. the party looks fun(both of them!) and the cake is gorgeous. well done.

  7. Your creativity knows no bounds my friend and Daisy looks as though she had the most wonderful special birthday with Nanna's beautiful cake taking pride of place. Thanks for sharing the photos of the day xxx

  8. Wow what a stunning cake, your granddaughter is lucky to have such a clever Nanny. Such a beautiful card too.

    Sue xx

  9. How lovely Jane..and Daisy's birthday cake looks clever lady!!!
    Happy new week!
    Susan x

  10. Fabulous cake Jane! I love all the photos - so sweet!

    Great cupcake snippets card too - I have a feeling that's one of the images in the LOTV Art Pad on offer as part of this week's Snippets Playground prize :)


    Di xx

  11. Awwww....what a sweet birthday fairy card! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It! xoxoxo

  12. Dear Jane,

    What a beautiful cake you created for Daisy, I love it! "Pasi ja Kielo" (aka Ben&Holly) are much liked here too, so that cake would have been a hit :). Lovely to read about the birthday celebrations, always a special day. And next year two times :), you will be one super busy yet happy Nanna!

    Happy week, dear friend!


  13. gorgeous card....what a delightful image! The birthday cake looks amazing too

    thank you for joining in with The Crafty Friends challenge, hope to see you again xx

  14. What a fun birthday for Daisy and I am sure she enjoyed it. The cake you made is so nice. Good job grandma Jane!

  15. Wow what a fabulous cake and the beautiful card fits the theme perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you back again soon.

  16. Hello... it’s so nice to see you have joined us again with another one of your fabulous cards. Super image and great colouring. Beautiful card design. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends... Loved all the Birthday cake pics... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  17. Super gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining in with our November card challenge at The Ribbon Girl and good luck in the prize draw.
    Hugs, Donna xx


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