Saturday, 15 November 2008

Seven Years Old Today!




Today is my son Michael's Seventh Birthday. How time flies. This year, we decided to keep thing simple and are not overdoing things like we usually do - we're not even inviting anyone although his grandparents and cousins will probably drop by later this evening. Making cake is a must though and this year he asked for a chocolate cake. He wanted a Transformers theme and initially I thought I'd do a design of one of the Transformers. However, since the icing for the cake would be chocolate as well, I thought that it may ruin the taste by using butter icing on top of the chocolate icing.

I then hit upon the idea of using the Transformer logo's for the design but rather than icing the design on, I would make my own stencil and then use dusting powder over the stencil to create the pattern.

I made the cake yesterday and since I am so used to my chocolate cake, the cake itself was a breeze. Decorating it is always the challenge and this is what I did.


First was to source for the logos from the internet. I then sized them both to the equal sizes and then printed it out. Fastening the paper to a piece of thick cardboard, I used a pen knife to cut out the pattern.

This took a lot longer and was a bit more cumbersome than I expected. I should have prepared the stencil ahead of time but as usual, I always think I am too clever for my own good!

The stencil was then placed on top of the cake and dusted with yellow dusting powder for the Decepticon logo and Blue for the Autobot. Some of the icing stuck on to the stencil and I had to touch it up. I had planned to make the icing thicker than normal but I thought it would firm up enough as it was - another case of thinking I'm too clever... Will I ever learn??!! :)
Nonetheless, I think the cake turned out pretty well.

My little princess, Sarah, had her paedetrician's appointment yesterday morning for her checkup. Michael had started a fever the night before that and so we decided that both of them should go and see the doctor. He said that Sarah was fine and that we should watch Michael. He prescribed some antibiotics for him but said to watch the fever for three days before starting on the antibiotics. Fortunately the fever is not as high as Sarah's was so we will just have to monitor the situation.


Michael slept with The Lovely Wife last night while I was relegated to his room! See, Fathers make sacrifices too!! :)
This morning we all wished him Happy Birthday in Mummy's room rather than in his own room like we usually do. We even hid his present under Mummy's bed! (I've always wondered why its Mummy's room and Mummy's bed and not Daddy's... or even Mummy and Daddy. Oh well.)

Happy Birthday Michael!!


18 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Happy Birthday to Michael, glad to see Sarah is looking cheerful and lively. Hope he enjoyed the cake, very cool. I'm hoping to create some kind of bob the builder creation for a friend this weekend, we'll see if I pull it off or not!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Happy Birthday Michael. Stay healthy and enjoy that fun Transformer Cake!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That is too funny about "mummy's room". :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL!!!

Looks like a great cake Dharm, you did a wonderful design, I am sure Michael thought it was awesome!

Hope the kids are feeling good!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! Tell him that the first part of the second movie was filmed right here where I live. We had blackhawks and explosions keeping us awake for nights! It was very excited to see it all happpen :)

Foodycat said...

Happy Birthday to Michael - hope he is over his fever. The cake is fantastic, you did a great job!

DaviMack said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! I hope that you realize what an international celebrity you are!

t said...

Such beautiful children, even while sick Michael exudes happiness and serenity. From the look on his face he knows how lucky he is to have a Dad who will bake him a cake and go through all the trouble of making up a cool Transformer top!

Bellini Valli said...

Your cakes are always over the top Dharm. Happy Birthday to Michael as well...as you say time moves very quickly!!!!I have invited you to join an event mentioned on my blog if you have the time.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Once again you've created such a memorable cake! Happy Birthday, Michael.

maybelle's mom said...

Great cake. time flies with kids. Happy Birthday Michael.

Elle said...

Happy Birthdya to Michael and best wishes to all the family for a healthy year! That cake is great! Stencils sound so easy but then the execution is usually difficult...but your results are outstanding Dharm!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! I'm so glad Sarah is better, but sorry to hear Michael has a fever now.

Great cake - you are indeed very clever, Dharm. And what a great dad to sacrifice your bed.

Nikki said...

What a surprise I got, when I saw your cake "transforming" before my eyes when I came to your blog today. Right on, Dharm! Right on! You're like...the best day ever. Happy Birthday, to the little one!

Bellini Valli said...

PS I have also handed out an award to you. You can cherish it dear to your heart of pass it along whichever you have time for...just know you are appreciated:D

Naomi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hope it's not too late to wish little Michael a happy birthday! Hope he is well now.

glamah16 said...

Happy Belated bIrthday to Michael. Is itme or have they had a growth spurt?

Alexandra said...

That's a lovely cake! Michael is very lucky to have a father that puts in so much effort for him :)

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