Stepping Stones : Life so far and beyond.....(40th Birthday cake)

I was away for just a couple of days and I missed so many lovely cakes that have been posted

The blue water lily I posted earlier is finally on a cake….Here is the rest of the cake

I don’t know whether what I have done on the cake is more confusing now than ever…..This is the first time I have had to think of explaining what I have done on a cake. I don’t know what it says about my design sense ( A design on a cake has to speak for itself… here I don’t know :-( )

I tried to depict major milestones in my hubby’s life as stepping stones.

The 40th Birthday Cake…..

Starts with the Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea stellata) on the cake board, the national flower to represent my hubby’s roots and next is the first stepping stone with the year he was born and baby hand prints.

Way down the line comes the stone depicting when he landed ‘Down Under’ going onto the next layer of cake which contains the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) (last minute quick one) and Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) the national and state floral emblems to symbolically represent the lovely country we have called home…… which contains the stones for the graduation , marriage and the year the kids were born.

Now going on to the next layer of cake containing the figurine representing my hubby ( a caricature?) about to step on a stone with 40 written on it, holding a card my kids made for their Dad (Appa). The stepping stones after this is going into infinity to represent long life…..

Well that is my take on my cake made with love, I don’t know whether you will like it …love it or hate it BUT my Hubby loved it and I got away with putting flowers on the cake too ????… so that’s what matters I guess.

Thank you so much for looking and hope you love it too :-) I have also done a tutorial for the Waratah incase you would like to have a look.

More photos available on my facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/CakesbySasi) and my Blog (http://cakesbyssn.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/stepping-stones-life-so-far-and-beyond.html) if you are interested in looking

Sasi, Sydney Australia, http://cakesbyssn.blogspot.com.au/, https://www.facebook.com/CakesbySasi

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EmzCakes ...

All the details are fab :) I love it x

CakesbySasi ...

Thank you so very much emzcakes

Elli Warren ...

I think this is amazing!! so much thought gone into this cake! love the design! and the flowers fit in perfectly! love the blue water lily! just lovely! :-)

CakesbySasi ...

Aww….. Elli, Now I am tearing and short for words Thank you so much

Goreti ...

It is an amazing cake and then to read your explanation. Wow! You put so much thought and love into this cake. Thank goodness my hubby won’t see this. I would be in big trouble for his next birthday.

CakesbySasi ...

Ohh Goreti, So touched by your comments. Greatly appreciated Thank you so much :-)

CakesbySasi ...

Just saw, Thank you Michal for putting this cake in your Favourites

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Sasi this is an Amazing cake!!! You did a Wonderful job!!! Beautifully done!!! xxx

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Wow! Such an amazing design and I love the meaningful story behind it! :) xxxx

CakesbySasi ...

Thank you so much for your lovely compliments dear Ana and Pauline, greatly appreciated

CakesbySasi ...

Thank you Pauline for putting it in your favorites too

CakesbySasi ...

Thank you so much everybody for getting it into the top 15

miettes ...

Sasi, I missed this cake :-(
It is so unique and pretty!

CakesbySasi ...

Aww…. Thank you Dina

Sugar&Spice by NA ...

waw!just saw it! unbelievable details, well done!

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