Happy birthday wishes this week for DH (ssshhh! he won't want you to know how hold!) and also my eldest child, DS Josh who reached 16! He didn't ask for anything or want to go anywhere. I was rather disappointed so made an extra special effort with the cake. Given the situation with FIL, I was running out of time and spent all day Friday (Josh's birthday) decorating my usual chocolate cake.
I used sugar paste for the first time in fifteen years (the last time was for his first birthday cake!). Inspired by a pic in a book, but I added lots of black glittered sugarpaste stars too, as well as spraying it over with edible gold lustre spray. The centrepiece stars should have been edible too, but there wasn't enough time for them to set hard enough, so they were cut from glittered cardstock with my Sizzix. The '16' was sparklers.
And here it is lit:
I think I rolled the sugar paste out a little too thin and it cracked a bit when put over the cake, but I managed to hide most of them with the glittered stars. I'm really proud of my efforts I have to say.
I've told the girls not to get ideas as I'm not going to this much trouble for all three every year! Too stressful (and too expensive!).
The low for the week is that my most treasured father in law has suffered a massive stroke and remains unconscious. This is devastating for our family - any prayers would be appreciated.