Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday fun...

Yesterday we had Kalem's birthday party, although my gorgeous boy doesn't turn 8 until tomorrow.... This year I was determined to do things differently and I really wanted to have it outside so we took Kalem and his buddies to a really cool adventure park for a play and a picnic. Oh my goodness what a great idea, they had a ball running around like crazy things for about 3 hours or so. They played in the play area, had games of cricket, football and Tball, I mean really what more do 8 year old boys need than a field and a ball!!! Blimey between them they had so much energy that I was extremely glad that we were not having a party at home!!!!!

Last year for Talia's birthday she requested a pink fairy castle cake. I had great fun making it and it turned out brilliantly, little did I know however that I had set myself a standard and cool birthday cakes that take HOURS were now expected............... Last year Kalem requested a Bart Simpson cake and this year it was a Lego cake. To be honest Lego cake had me baffled for quite a while and I had no idea what to do. After searching the internet for ideas for WEEKS..... I came across a picture of some cupcakes decorated with Lego shapes. Not sure where I found this, but the idea stuck with me, I didn't do cupcakes but used the idea to make a cake. Here is the birthday boy's LEGO cake moments before a gang of rowdy 8 year olds tore into it......................... Errr and yes it did take 1 or 2 hours of effort to make the little shapes out of icing, but it was a bit like playing with playdoh so I didn't mind!! Plus Kalem was absolutely thrilled so it was worth it.

Just a simple chocolate cake for his birthday tomorrow with not a drop of scary food colouring in sight.
ps. if anybody is wanting to make either a fairy castle or Bart Simpson cake then let me know and I can tell you how I made mine, I also have photo's........... X


sweetp said...

Thats a fabulous cake, well done! Happy Birthday Mr K!

Melody said...

Great cake indeed!! Job well done I'd say!!

lou said...

Well done!that cake is fab!!!

Happy birthday Kalem for tomorrow! xxx

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh my goodness, the lego cake is adorable, you've done an amazing job, I love it.

Mon (holistic mama) said...

What a great cake! Is this something I'll need to learn for when my baby grows? lol

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.