Saturday, August 28, 2010

Poodles in Paris.

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!!


Lorraine said...

Stormy the poodles you made for your daughter are gorgeous. I hope she loved them. Two parties? Yes I think you must have been a little!!!! I bet she loved having two parties though, she would have loved the Pizza and Movie night too.

Happy Birthday to Hubby for his birthday today.


Kek said...

Mad? Possibly. Clever? Definitely.

Can you do my birthday cake, too? :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

that's amazing - you are so creative!

A-M said...

oh they're just gorgeous! you clever thing! A-M xx