Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bloom Fairy Birthday cake for Winx Club Fan


What was I thinking? When I thought that now my older one is out of Princess & Fairies age,  here comes the new favourite The Winx Club....more hi-tech kind of fairies. Yesterday my 4th grader turned 10.....do you notice it's double digit number. Now, for the cake.....last year the picture she drew for me had 6-7 fairies on it, which I totally rejected and we finalised this cake with roses & she loved it. Now, this year she had only planned for one fairy....her fav. one "bloom" matches with the season also we are in right now....spring....but when she showed me the pictures of her I again said "NO". In return she said It's not that difficult "it's just that you have given up on the cake decoration"......do U see she was not even 10(we r talking couple of days before her birthday) at the moment she gave me that push....as my husband says U want to get anything done from her(that's me), challenge her and your work is done....she just did that.

After couple of days of bad cold, thanks to home remedies I woke up feeling 95% good on Sunday morning. now, before starting anything else let me explain you few things so that just in case if you plan to do something like this, you are prepared in advance.

1. Lots of goggling help, but in this case there were only couple of sites out of which first one she totally rejected, because the figurines were not up to her marks. Second one she just didn't liked, except the glitter part of her decoration.

2. I did this on Sunday, means everyone home....so make sure you have a husband capable of making breakfast even when his favourite thing to make poha(flatten rice) & bread both are out of stock in your kitchen. OR better if possible send him with the kids to do breakfast in IHOP or somewhere else. Why?? I'll come to that point later, but just an FYI he did made upma.

3. Make sure you do all the process of making the figurine when everyone is sleeping. OR better if Grandma lives near by plan ahead to leave kids with them for half of the day and send your husband to Best Buy with the punchline "Shop till You Drop". Why ?? explanation coming...

I spent almost 2 hours of my early morning to finalise the picture I'm gonna follow for Ms. Bloom and also had this blog picture open for my moral support. I kneaded & tinted(color) the fondant in desired colors. Made some ribbon roses as a warm up session. Started working on the body and here comes my army, one by one......

he : good morning...& directly to the computer....
me : oh...oh..oh...one sec. what r U thinking honey...some body is working here....
he  : ek minute yaar(one sec dear)......
4th Grader : OOOOOO.....so U r making it....
me : Yes....doing back & forth to the desktop, requesting unwanted guests on my desktop, please open that other window......thanks....

4th Grader : U know actually her skin is not pink(it's not even 5 minutes that she's watching me....& it's just the beg.)
me : it's not pink.....showing her the fondant in natural light....

4th Grader : What ???? from where do U even get  that color....
me : showing her the skin tone wilton gel color bottle.....

4th Grader : r u using that picture, I even don't like that....U know actually her hairs have yellow streaks.........blah...blah....blahhh
me: I'm not doing it, if U gonna instruct me on every single thing....

4th Grader :fine :(, moves to her room....

U get the picture when kids are around U CAN NOT DO THIS KIND OF THING, at least in my house....they will have thousand questions, million suggestions.....so for next hour or so I kept calling her to get her approval and her little sis will also come every time, and every time little one will cry that it's my b'day & not Didi's(big sis) and Didi will not forget to remind her that it's not your but MY b'day.

Finally after standing for almost 4 hours(U can definitely sit & do but in my case my little mouse loves to climb everywhere & put everything in her mouth specially when it's in the sugar form, so I needed some place where I can reach before she reaches there) as the breakfast is served,  the doll is ready as per the 4th grader's suggestion she is in sitting position, exactly the way she wanted.....with the best dress mommy could make after wasting spending half an hour,trying to make frills which looked nothing like the one 4th grader wanted. Now everyone is happy,even me feeling little proud of myself  BUT when I said no wings..........

4th grader : WHAT ????? OMG! what' s the point....she is a fairy....
me : but she was not always...have many pics without wings....

4th grader : but have U noticed...."The dress U have been trying to make" (point to remember I was never able to make that dress) is the fairy one.....means Wings....
me : so what ? I never made that dress....
4th grader : yeah.....but that's what we have been thinking.....
me : alright, but it will be difficult to put them on.....

now, he, who have been listening to all this....feels he should also have his say...

he : just melt some sugar....drizzle it & it will be all shiny & glittery....beautiful....
4th grader...yeah.....in any case wings are like that kind.....transparent, shiny.....
me : hello......
he : what were U planning to make them with otherwise????
me : fondant....
he....no dear,use sugar....

See, this is exactly why, I  told you in the beginning that hubby & kids need to be out of the house while U are working on cake decorations. No, I did not get into the talk, my legs were aching kitchen sink was full of dishes and I had no more patience left for few days at least. If you have no idea how those wings looks like, to get some idea watch this video . This is one another thing on my to-do list.....may be in couple of years when the little one will also go to school full day. I did made the wings they were pretty good but fragile too.......before putting them onto the cake when I was picking them they broke :(  see the crack above....but I did managed to put half of it in the front of the cake. :)

I used store bought fondant,  as my earlier experience with home made fondant is not very good when U have to make figurines, so I decided to go with store bought. Home made or store bought I figured one thing, it's the sugar, if kids like to eat it they gonna finish it before U can even imagine....I had to hide all the decorations from the little one who acts like a sugar monster....she was eying on the little figurine,from the moment I made it....she kept coming & asking me can I eat Didi's cake....for her cake means icing in all forms, actual cake has no importance, it's just a stand to hold all that decorations & icing :)) Hope U guys enjoyed this, as for me it's still not over, this cake was just for us "the Family"......she gonna have a little b'day party after spring break is over but for that I have already planned something...now, only if she doesn't get me into some talking :-).

14 comments:

Priya said...

Omg, wat a marvellous and great work,cake looks adorable.

Alpana said...

Bravo Hemi......This is commendable......mujhe bhi kuch sikha do yaar.

Nitha said...

Lovely doll on the cake..

Anonymous said...

hey massi.....cake looks awsome....aur bahut yummy b lag rha hai..... 

Sarah said...

This is adorable. You have so much patience.

Dhanya Ganesh said...
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Dhanya Ganesh said...

Nice and Cute Cake Spice..luved the figurine..:)

Rita said...

Love your cake; you are so creative. I used to make cake like these when my kids were growing up. With boys it was a different theme of course.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Rita

Sayantani said...

love the decoration and the step by step clicks. very helpful.

sangeeta said...

Such a cute figurine. Loved the hair. You have lots of patience girl.

Spice said...

Thnaks everyone....

Yarny Days said...

What an awesome job! It is beautiful!

Spice said...

Thanks Rima

anubhavati said...

Hi Hemi,

Remember me? Shobha from STL....lovely piece of work with attitude brimming from both your little ones!!! these look cute. how are the kids ? my love to them. Are you guys still in Philly? Hope you are all doing good.

Shobha