I decided to make a rainbow cake such as I have seen around and about on the internet:
|Las Recetitas Rainbow Cake|
So, I mixed, separated, coloured and baked, making much mess while I was at it
Using an assortment of my own and borrowed cake tins didn't help as I had all different circle sizes, but I stacked it high and trimmed as best I could
Then the decorating began. As children tend not to be impressed by the subtleties of an all white glazed cake, I had the rather genius (to my mind at least) idea of using Smarties to decorate the outside, giving it a great rainbow effect on the outside too.
The light was not at it's best by the time I had finished but I was pretty pleased with my efforts!
In all the comotion of the party I almost forgot to get a picture of the insides. All I managed was this rather feeble offering. Still, I hope you can get the idea? I was rather pleased with how the violet came out in the end. I had to mix food colouring to make it and it looked rather drab and grey at one point, but I think I pulled it out of the bag!
So, what with cake making, party craft preparing, party game arranging and the party itself, I was pooped by the time the day of the actual birthday came around. Into action again, with family visitors this time, more presents to open plus this time there was also a holiday to pack for. Little Miss was to go off to the beach for a week with grandparents and the excitement (her's) and anxiety(mine) levels were running a little high!
But the weekend came, the bags got packed and off she went, with no fuss at all in the end, much to my relief. Amazing what a Finding Nemo DVD can do to distract you from the hardship of leaving your parents for a whole week!
So what of this week?
Well, this week is very quiet. Little Miss is now away on her holiday and I hardly know what to do with myself. It's so strange not to have her here.
I shall have to try and keep myself busy, I have a few ideas how to occupy my time!