The years keep rolling on by at a fast pace, one minute you have a troublesome toddler, the next a ratbag 9 year old. How did THAT happen?!
There was much deliberation over cake choices (but kindly realising the limit of mum's abilities, they make their requests to allow for a wide margin of error, and their expectations low!), and much the same from parents re giftage.
Discovered that candle in the cupboard wasn't in fact a nine, but a six. Sharp knife applied, some creative candle rebuilding and TADAAH! It now IS a nine.
And inside the cake, the requested RAINBOW! (which apparently was very hard to focus on...perhaps my lens did not recover as well as I thought it did?!)
And now, with barely two scant weeks between them, I have to roll out another birthday cake for the little boy. Not sure if I can handle the pressure to produce... (but I will say this: a friend gifted me with a pallette knife and said it would make all of the difference. It did indeed make smoothing the icing much easier. A pity the cake underneath wasn't all that smooth!! ;-)