It's that time of year again, where I find myself surrounded by icing sugar! In my family, we have 4 Birthdays in the space of 2 months.
For the last 2 years, we were in the throws of packing up and moving both times during our Birthday months, and the kids both missed out on parties 2 years running. This year I decided to make up for it, and organise 2 parties for my Daughter! Mad...I think! So last weekend, it was my Daughters 9th Birthday, and she requested a poodle and Eiffel Tower cake! It was the school girl's 'Pizza and Movie Night' party on Friday, and the family get-together on the Sunday. 2 parties = 2 cakes!
All throughout last week I was cleaning the house and making poodles out of the fondant icing. I made 4 poodles, used 2 for her first cake and made 2 extras for the second cake as spares, just in case the first 2 were damaged...or eaten!
The first cake with 2 poodles and an Eiffel Tower statue (I wasn't even going to attempt to make an edible one after the time it took me to make the poodles!)
Cake number 2 with a little bit of recycling!
To add to the 'theme' I iced some Marie biscuits, used a little creativity with marshmallows, licorice and M&M's and made some poodle faces.
It took me a few days to get over the exhaustion and sticky floor!
It's Hubby's Birthday today, but there is no cake until next weekend when we host another Fathers Day/Birthday family get-together. I'm a bit 'caked out' at the moment, but I have to start planning my Son's now. He wants a guitar cake (naturally), but I'm going to jazz it up a bit with a Union Jack as well...somehow. I think I'm just asking for trouble!!
Always Astier De Villatte
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