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zakra´s birthday cake(photos) and feeling aweful.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

reason i am feeling aweful is i was mad at lotfi as he hadn´t phoned zakariya or been on skype to wish zakariya a happy birthday(to those who don´t know lotfi is in tunisia with ayman).lotfi also knows that with school tomorrow the kids are in bed latest 20.15.i waited and waited so in the end i phoned him so he would go on skype at 20.45 as zakariya was waiting for him to wish him happy birthday.i started to have a go at him for not phoning zakariya.turns out my SIL,FIL died today and he had been helping sorting that out as in islam they usually burry the dead the same day they die.boy did i feel aweful when i heard why he hadn´t phoned i had meet hudia´s FIL many times over the years as when she first got married she moved into her in laws house so when we visited we met him as well.it was not an unexpected death as he was old and ill but it didn´t stop me feeling aweful never the less.

anyway on to nicer things i managed to do zakariya´s treasure chest birthday cake and also managed to do it open as he wanted.it didn´t turn out too bad but didn´t turn out great either.i have made a couple of silly mistakes which i will learn by and do differantly next time.first photo is of the treasures to go in the chest and this is where i did the silly mistakes,lol.

i first made some pearls out of white fondant.then i put them together using royal iceing and did them on a plate(this is one of the mistakes next time when i make them i will put them direct on the cake as they broke when i tried to remove them from the plate to the cake.

i then made a necklace and braclet out of silver sugar pearls.had trouble getting them to join together so in the end had to roll out a very thin piece of marzipan to stick them in(again mistake of doing it on plate instead of direct on cake

then as a bit of the bottom of the cake broke as i was tranferring it to the cake holder i decided to cover the inside of the chest as well as the outside in choclate thins to represent the wood on the chest

so here is the finished cake as you can see the necklaces etc got a bit broke but like i said we learn from our mistakes.the fist is from the side to see the catch on the chest and the over is an ariel view.

as you can see not one of my betterer works but it will do.hope you all have a lovely week.take care and keep smiling
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