27 August 2011

Birthdays, Exams, Cakes and Cards

Yes I know I've been MIA but I have had good reason, honestly. 

August 25th is my son's birthday, he turned 16 and it was also GCSE exam results day!!
(he passed the lot - well done Ben!!!!)

So I have been busy baking, icing and card making!

And oh boy this year the darling boy asked me to make him a Vinylmation cake!
(For those not in the know Vinylmation are 3" Mickey Mouse figurines)

Here is a close-up of the cake alongside the original Vinylmation Ben asked me to copy with a request for proper eyes!

Image: courtesy of Walt Disney with a Box of Colours twist
Colouring: Wiltons Food Colouring Gel
Additional:  homemade American sponge cake, homemade Creme au Beurre, strawberry jam (not homemade), Royal and Fondant icing (cheated and bought it)

Oh boy I can hear Duff Goldman laughing as I type..........

Now for the cards, as it was a double celebration Ben got TWO cards, the first for his birthday:

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Image: Lili of the Valley Rugby Mad and Sentiments
Paper: My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose
Colouring: Copics
Additional: Ribbon from stash, sewing machine, Quickutz

and here is the second for his Exams

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Image: Dustin Pike - Dudley Freebie
Paper: From stash
Colouring: Copics
Additional: Word Art by me

See,  I have been a very busy girl and there'll be more from me tomorrow.


Dawn said...

What a beautiful cake and cards for Ben! Congratulations Ben and Happy Birthday! You have been busy me friend!

Househund said...

Oh wow Dragons and Rugby players.. My welsh side is likeing this.
Fantastic Job on the cake I can almost taste it heheheh
Just Love the free image from Dustin Pike.
I adore Lili of the Valley Just bought a load of their new christmas stamps. (missed this rugby player stamp will have to buy more now.)
Well done Ben on your exam results
and WEll Done Bens Mum.. your pretty amazing too.

Off the find the freebie from Dustin Pike.

Zoe said...

Wowsers!!!! There is nothing you are not incredibly amazing at!!! How awesome to have a cake like that and a huge congratulations Ben for passing your exams! xo

CraftyGirl said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Ben and congratulations to you for making such a wonderful cake. I always have trouble cutting into one once they are finished. It does not hold me back for long but it does seem ashame to cut into a wonderful creation. You are multi-talented. The cards of course are adorable. Thanks for sharing and letting us see your talent.



Dorcas said...

Well done to Ben! I love your cakes and the cards too. The dragon is a personal favorite, you gotta way with him. :-) Thanks for sharing! :-)

Shar said...

Wow!! Happy birthday and huge congrats on your fab accomplishment, Ben!!! The cake is awesome, Jane. Well done!! :)


Annika said...

OK, I need a Toy Story cake for Saturday for my boy's bday, thank you.
Seriously - is there no end to your talents??? I couldn't ice the cake if my life depended on it!!

Rikki Holley said...

WOW!!! That cake is incredible :)
You are amazing !!!