This one was definitely a labour of love, for someone very special… who you ask?
My wonderful Mum!!
My sister and I had organised a sneaky surprise Birthday party with all the family which we very successfully managed to hide from the Birthday Girl by pretending it was just a small night out for Dinner.
It was held at Old Government House in Parramatta in a private dining room to compliment the ‘Vintage theme’ (not that my mum is THAT old yikes) but she did say that if I made a cake NOT to broadcast her age by having 70 plastered all over it.
OOPS… sorry Mum…..hehe.
The look on her face as she entered and saw everyone gathered there was priceless! The room looked lovely with flowers and candles in a suitably rustic setting, it was absolutely freezing outside but the room was lovely and toasty.
Now about the cake, it was a triple tier chocolate mud cake covered in white fondant, trimmed with lace and matching ribbon, I added handmade pink fondant roses with falling petals and ‘vintage’ gold photo frames with edible images of the Birthday Girl at age 7 which was apparently acceptable to broadcast to all and sundry unlike mentioning it was her 70TH Birthday!! *evil grin*
It looked very pretty and went well in the setting, best of all I know she loved it because I am sure I saw a little tear when she was shown the cake and I loved making it for her, my only regret was that I did not have quite enough time to put as much detail into the photo frames as I would have liked.
My only real concern at the time was that it was very warm in the room and I worried about the cake softening in the heat & one corner of the top photo frame got bumped and slightly bent which drove me nuts because I am so fussy lol….. not that I should have worried too much as the cake disappeared very rapidly, I swear some of the guests were inhaling it lol
I also made some matching pink iced sugar cookies with the added edible images and piped tiny pearls around the border, I then placed them in small clear bags and tied them with pink ribbon, unfortunately in all the excitement I forgot to take any close photos of the cookies (which people refused to eat and took home as keepsakes)
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I also compiled some matching invitations using an original scrapbook design image from Kimberly White of Wonderland Scraps http://freequickpage.com which were secretly sent out to the guests! and Yes I mentioned the 70 again!! Hah!
Some of the details as you can see from the space on the lower right have been omitted for privacy reasons.