I always get unbelievably nervous about the cake. I could just buy one, but on Rachel's first birthday I told myself that making a cake is a sign of love. So now not only am I a bit stuck in my own trap, but Rachel has come to expect something of her own choosing made by me.
This year she wanted a piano. I was filled with dread inside but agreed with a smile. I drew a template out and had a picture in my mind of how it would be. The only problem then was pulling it off. However now it's made I'm pretty proud of myself, and Rachel's reaction was priceless
"mummy it's amazing and perfect, I love it!"
For posterity here are the previous years' cakes, the only cakes I've ever made and decorated.
5th - rainbow - not my finest
4th - tinkerbell Island - I was impressed
3rd - mr bump - I loved this one
2nd - fifi - with help from a topper
1st - teddy bear - I was amazed I did it
This is part of the birthday planning series of posts, for more visit http://majorloveoffilm.blogspot.com/2011/06/birthday-party-planning-introduction.html