Sunday, May 27, 2012

Secret Cake Business

Yesterday my Mum and Dad celebrated 50 wonderful years married.
They were not going to do anything to celebrate so I decided that at least we should get my brothers down from Christchurch and go out for a meal.  last Thursday mum rang and said her and dad had been thinking about it and since it was really a bit of a milestone she wondered if she should ring the "boys" and see if they would come down - so much for my surprise!
But I have been making them a card for a little while and so here is my effort:

So when you lift the lid off this is what is on the inside, I just LOVE the Mo Manning image of the "old couple" on the bench.  I have decided to enter this into the challenge this week as the theme is "travel" and they sure have travelled the last 50 years together!
My present for mum and dad was cake, made just like the one I had made in the card, right down to the pearls on the bottom.  I have to say a BIG thank you to Faye from Homestead Motel & Lodge (if you are in Timaru and need a great place to stay - here is the best)  Faye is the president of our local cake guild and showed me how to make the Mo Manning image in icing - not to mention advice on everything else as well - so from the bottom of my heart Faye - Thank you!
Here is my cake:

Mum & Dad today cutting the cake :-)

Last night our family went out for a lovely meal at the Steam on Inn at Pleasant Point - it was DELICIOUS beautiful meal and not to expensive, lovely open fire roaring and some Glen Campbell playing in the background - perfect for our occasion.

Today I had organised a "Surprise" afternoon tea for them at their place which I told them about last night, it was organised in a rush as I had been really busy the last couple of weeks making cakes, but we had about 30 for afternoon tea so this morning we made 4 dozen cupcakes, we had chocolate mint, chocolate caramel, carrot and cream cheese and boysenberry.  Abby helped me decorate and this is what we ended up with:

The photos don't show it that well but there was lovely little gold hearts sprinkled on the carrot cupcakes, the boysenberry had gold flowers and the caramel has the gold "50" we decided to do the bride and groom ones and in the middle is mum and dad's initials and the "50" years - 50 wonderful years is such an achievement but of course the best achievement was ME! ROFL.
My mum and dad mean the world to me, they love us all unconditionally and have ALWAYS been there when I have needed them and I am truley blesssed to have them as my parents - LOVE you mum and dad!

Thanks so much for popping in, have a great week!




Joanne F said...

Hi Rach
You did an amazing job, the cakes looks fantastic, love the icing picture on top, you are soooo clever. Cupcakes look and sound yummy too!!!
Catch ya

Joanne F said...

Hi Rach
You did an amazing job, the cakes looks fantastic, love the icing picture on top, you are soooo clever. Cupcakes look and sound yummy too!!!
Catch ya

Dianne H said...

Wow Rachel - Amazing card, cake and cupcakes. They certainly were lucky to have such a talented creative daughter. Your recreation of the stamped image into icing is gorgeous.

Congratulations J and G on your 50 wonderful years and so glad you got to celebrate with your family.

Bo said...

You really are very talented and a great credit to your Mum and Dad. They are an amazing couple - 50 years is a major achievement - Wow.
The cake, the card, the cupcakes it still atounds me how much you fit into a Day Rach - Great job!!!

topkatnz said...

Omg Rachel it's ALL so gorgeous!

Kirsti said...

Aivan ihana rasia jonka olet tehnyt. Nämä kakut on tosi kauniita ja herkullisia varmasti. Onnea J&G 50 vuotta yhdessä:)

Janine said...

Wow your cake and present and cupcakes are gorgeous. That cake is a stunner. I had to look at your parents though cos they look so young to be married for 50 years. I think its a real achievment in this day and age as well. I mean that in a nice way, as I admire couple like your mum and dad who are still in love and married after 50 years. I had a wee giggle at how you had organised your brothers as a wee surprise and then your parents deciding to do something. That was what I had done for ANZAC day this year.

Trace said...

Wow Rachel, the card and cakes are just stunning. Your so talented which is great, cos you've got a lot to live up to, I've eaten your Mum's delicious baking!

Bridgette said...


Debbie said...

Holy Toledo!!! The card is FANTASTIC...definately a lot of work went into making this and the matching cake I would not have wanted to cut into it. Thanks so much for entering this into our challenge this week at Mo's.

Good Luck

Elaine L. said...

What amazing over-the-top creations! You do exceptionally beautiful work! So glad you shared this with us in Mo's Challenge.

mandyb said...

so so pretty both card and cake
i think i need a party for some reason and for you to make me a cake!!! xxxx