Here's J's cake from Saturday. He will be 5 tomorrow. He is a huge "Big Green" fan. He could say "John Deere Tractor" before he could say anything else.
All three kids like Thomas, so H's cake was a Thomas cake. The bubble borders were one of the hardest things for me to learn how to do. They should look like a string of pearls. These aren't perfect, by a long shot!
E loves Dora, although it is hard to tell from this picture. I didn't put the little figures of Dora, Boots, and Diego on the cake because they tend to fall over. I was proud of my little pond in the corner. We use a gel to make it look wet.
I made several Mother's Day cakes on Saturday, but this one is my favorite. I used to make all my flowers in pastel colors, but recently lived been experimenting with bright colors. You can make a bigger impact with fewer flowers when they are bright colors. The swirls help to keep the eye moving around the cake. I also like to fade-spray cakes, especially big ones. This one fades from pink at the top left to blue at the bottom right. It does say "Happy Mother's Day" in the middle, but it doesn't show up in this picture since I did the writing in white.
I've been taking it easy today. I did go with my hubby to the church parking lot to do some measuring. He has volunteered to repaint the lines on the parking lot, but he is changing them from straight to angled, so he needed to get some measurements so he could figure out how to lay it out. He was really surprised when I said I would go help him. It wasn't exactly what I had planned for today, but it was nice to be out in the sun.
Now I need to go see what's for dinner! I keep thinking I will get inspired, but it hasn't happened yet. Guess I will just go about it like I do the cakes. If I don't have clear directions, I usually don't plan anything. I just let the cake tell me what it wants to be. I know! I'm a little weird. LOL