Thursday, 7 April 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Wedding/anniversary

Warning!  This is a photo overload post!!!
Firstly it's new challenge time over at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is 'Weddings/Anniversary', imagine my surprise when I checked to see what the theme was and saw this, I had just literally finished icing the golden wedding anniversary cake for the in-laws surprise party at the weekend (just gone).
So here it is :
I can't take credit for the topper, as I bought this but will be practising as it's my parents 'ruby' wedding anniversary next year so will be on cake duty again for that!
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Here are a few more cakey pictures :
 I was going to ice the cake, something which I haven't done in quite a while, but thought I would have a go at making a couple of sugarpaste roses, remembering I had bought some heart shaped cookie cutters around Valentine's day I got these out to cut the petals and tadah....... the idea of the hearts was born!!  Next was what to do around the base, a quick experiment with the twisted rolls (similar to those I had on my wedding cake) and there it was, cake topper in position and cake complete!
Here is a close up of one of the roses with the pretty diamante's in the topper
and here it is being cut by the in-laws well just after lol!
We had arranged a surprise (well to MIL) afternoon tea party, sis-in-law and I had half a week of baking
and this is where I spent most of the afternoon, yep in the kitchen, either washing up or making the tea!!
It was a success, we had lots of cake left over, so we plated it up and then asked if anyone would like to take any home for a donation into the collection pot.  You see they didn't want presents, let's face it what do they really want?  With MIL having breast cancer 6years ago, being clear for 5 years and then last year being told she had secondary cancer of her liver etc she requested if people wanted to give them anything then please could it be a donation to the Macmillan nurses.  In total they got £180 which was brilliant.  At the moment MIL is taking hormone tablets which have reduced the cancer by 50% which we are all so pleased about, she was sooooo worried about having to have chemo, fingers crossed it's still under control the next time she goes for a check up.

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