Hi. In my last post I said I had been busy but not doing cards. So what have I been up to.? .... Well it's was my granddaughters 1st birthday. So my daughter asked me to make her a birthday cake. So I am thinking cute little cup cakes and trust me I felt out of my comfort zone decorating cupcakes. So imagine my panic when my beautiful daughter said she wanted a castle cake.....
What no cute little cup cakes with piped swirls and a few sprinkles...
I could just about challenge myself with these.
No it has to be a castle cake for Ellie's 1st birthday.
so this is what my little princess got.
this picture was taken before I added a few more details like the path gravel, candles and a few other little things.
In this one you can see the top towers were lit up I used battery lit tea light candles.
and here view looking down. Like my cards, my cake had lots of edible glitter added. You can just see it added to my granddaughters name.
I am very pleased how the cake turned out. Considering this was the very 1st time I have used fondant, let alone picked up a icing bag.
My worry now is this.... if this is what my daughter wanted for Ellie's 1st birthday.....
what extravagant ideas will my daughter and granddaughter have for grandma to make for coming birthdays.
and here are the mice I made as a little extra gift for Ellie.
these little mice were in the molly makes magazine last year and,
I thought i would make them for Ellie.
I had some help with little cutie. My friend Caz at the paperlane / witch wool shop in Northallerton
she kindly knitted the little cardigan shes wearing. As my knitting skills are very limited.
Caz she has so many beautiful yarns I wish i could knit but i don't have Patience.
She stocks yarns that are very good quality and so soft they are just pure luxury
She made this little cardigan from alpaca wool,
But she also stocks
Silk & Merino, cashmere blends, 100% Baby Llama and Merinos wools/yarns.
And here is the little boy mouse. his waist coat looks a little large so think
I make make him a more fitted one.
I hope you have enjoyed a little look at something a little different from my usual cards
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