Monday, May 10, 2010

Sewing and Baking

The newly 12 year old and 5 year old have birthdays 9 days apart, so plenty baking.

'Yu-Gi-Oh' is a big hit with my four, so a few characters on a chocolate cake and the eldest was delighted.

Lego fans x 4 also live here! The 5 year old also loved his cake.

Though it turned out ok, the cake was a series of minor disasters - the sugar paste I rolled out wasn't big enough - but I had practically sealed it to the cake with hot jam when I realised - off it came with bits of the cake of course.

Then some royal icing for a cover up on the sides, to which I stuck smarties - a few of which decided to slide off the cake - so I had to keep pressing them on.

And then the icing gun fell right onto the cake, so I had to re-pipe some of the writing and stick some lego icing onto the marks.

Thankfully the sewing is going better.......

These are the ribbons on the lower back of the Feliz underdress - all Farbenmix.

I think the front might look a bit plain/bare with just the pink so I've made a fabric flower with the white fabric, and some of the same ribbons hanging down.

I'll get a move on in the next day or two and try to finish it.

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  1. Sorry, I tried to leave a comment last night...didn't work..oh well...The cakes are wonderful, no wonder the kids were happy.
    The Feliz looks to be going well..looking forward to seeing it finished. I love the flower.

  2. I seem to be having problems posting comments too.
    Thanks for the cake compliments, I don't want to see a chocolate cake for least ....a day or two:)
    I'm enjoying sewing this Feliz without all the ruffle details.

  3. I am looking forward to seeing your Feliz dress!