Monday, 9 May 2016

Happy Birthday Isla!!



This weeks blog post features the cake, cupcakes and cards I made for my cousin’s gorgeous daughter Isla!
Isla turned 4 recently and I’ve had the privilege of making all her birthday cakes so far! My throwback post this week will feature Isla’s previous cakes :)


 

For this year’s cake I was asked to make a Rapunzel dress cake built around a Rapunzel doll. My mum used to make these kind of cakes me and my cousin when we were young, I remember her cooking the ‘dress’ in a pudding bowl and her cutting a doll in half to use on top of the cake!! I used a slightly different technique so Isla could keep her doll afterwards!! I made 2 6” deep chocolate cakes for the dress and carved the top into a dress shape. I have several pictures from different stages of the cake; I may make a more in depth post about the cake construction at a later date!   





I also made 12 matching cupcakes! I hope you'll agree they tie in with the theme beautifully!
 






Next up is Isla’s cards, I made 2, one from us and one from my parents. They both use the number of year’s framelits from Stampin’ Up! – Such a useful set to have in your kit!!
 





The first card used mint macaroon as its main colour, I LOVE this colour!! It has some birthday blooms paper behind and is finished off with some glitter ribbon, sadly the paper and ribbon are discontinued :( I loved them both!
 





The second card features cherry on top paper and decorative dots embossing folder which are also discontinued :( but I’ll continue to use them anyway!!

Hope you liked my makes; I’ll make a more in-depth cake post soon!

Sam x

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