It’s been a busy week at Wifestyle HQ. Firstly, the dilemma of can I officially be called The Wifestyle now?? Maybe not but I don’t have a better name (ideas very welcome) and the blog concept is working well for me so, for now, The Wifestyle I shall remain!!
I feel like I have my groove back this week. I’ve been laughing, dancing and even ice skating which in Singapore is kind of random. We were the oldest on the ice by at least 15 years and fortunately none of us stacked it. We had a great time but I think the 2 glasses of wine afterwards were probably the favourite part. It’s been an interesting week of connections, reconnections and realizing just how amazing the people in my life really are. I am one lucky Mamma!
Towards the end of the week the third birthday train hit town again with Maysie and Beck both hitting the milestone. They were both very clear on the cakes they wanted and so with the three year old instruction of “it has to be blue flavour” ringing in my ears I went to work.
Both cakes started life as 10” vanilla rounds filled with chocolate chips.
A quick dirty ice and they looked like this.
From there they were each covered with fondant icing and left to settle and firm up.
Each child wanted their favourite character on top of their cake so I used a very simple but effective applique technique I’ve been perfecting for a while.
I took the picture and transferred it onto baking paper. I then cut all the individual sections out and use the pattern to cut coloured fondant, like so.
These pieces are all hand cut and finished with edible felt pin.
I then rebuilt the picture on top of the cake like a jigsaw puzzle.
This probably sounds very simple but anyone who has worked with fondant knows that it likes to move and stretch so putting the pieces back together can be a little tricky.
Nonetheless a few hours later I had 2 finished cakes and 2 very happy faces when I delivered them.
Happy Birthday Maysie! x
Happy Birthday Beck! x