S.O.S Allotment 80th Birthday Cake !
I had no plans to bake or decorate a cake today until, at 9:30am my sisters friend rang in a tearful panic because a cake person had let her down on her fathers 80th birthday cake. She went to collect it and her order had been overlooked, she was refunded her £20 deposit and left empty handed. Could I help?
I had just over 9 hours to make a cake in an allotment theme and included a Meerkat with a long white beard that represents her white haired bearded Dad! ‘Simples’ I thought, loads of time!
Being inexperienced, this is only my fourth cake, the rest being done over two or three days, I didn’t realise how many hours it does take me! I made it with 20 minutes to spare, from the photos you may see the paint is still wet!! Is that a normal amount of time ??
Jane was thrilled and cried with relief and joy! I only took her deposit money, it covered my materials and after all it is the season of goodwill!
It’s not my usual style and not as ‘perfect’ as I would have liked but I’m happy Jane was happy! I
- Oh Tidings of Comfort and Joy X