Friday, 6 January 2012

Summer Divine

We're celebrating Tiny's birthday late this weekend, with a wee tiny party.

The problem I face is that we've gone from a Dolly Varden birthday cake - and all the anxiety I drummed up in my head about that, to finally coming to a place of calm, and thinking, YES I can do it. To right here, right this minute, Tiny wants the Magic Toadstool cake (as shown below). I only have one pudding basin, and despite having called a heck of a lotta kitchenware stores this afternoon, can not locate the right sized basins.



I broke the news to Tiny that it was Dolly Varden all the way, and her little face looked so disappointed.

If I do not make the Magic Toadstool cake, and instead make the Dolly Varden cake, does that make me a candidate for The Worst Mother In The World Award?

And in the event that I do happen to stumble upon the correct sized pudding basins, where am I going to find those pint-sized fairies?

Help a white girl out!

As an aside, see my smalls post-swim? They just adore being wrapped up tight and being called hot dogs. They are two crazy little cats.

And on the flip-side, if I do do the Dolly Varden thing - what doll do I use?

8 comments:

beasplace said...

Do a Dolly Varden cake and stick fairy wings on her back and tell Tiny that she (the cake) is the fairy that lives in a fairy cake come out to play...

Add teeny tiny toadstools (errrrr, maybe out of cake fondant and icing?)

Make sense?

donna said...

Made this cake for youngest daughter a few years ago. Totally do-able, not as hard as it looks. Think I used a metal mixing bowl for bigger cake. Not quite the right size but didn't matter. Mushrooms are just marshmallows and have a feeling I found suitable fairies at a cake decorating shop and $2 shop (which is also a good place for dolls for Dolly Varden cake - those girlies end up with cake mix in places never meant for cake mix).

Monique said...

If you do bail on the mushroom and do the dolly varden Coles sells this little Barbie type doll in a plastic tube that I used last year on Ellie's cake. Have fun!

Dilettante Diva said...

Can she be 'sold' on another cake?

Mama Mogantosh said...

I have no useful advice. But am sure it will be fabuloso and look forward t the report...

jodesmac said...

Lexi use the dolly varden tin and then shape it to a rounder top to it is more mushroom like. Then do another cake for the underneath

small catalogue said...

Whatever you make, she'll adore it. Though I think Dolly Varden is about as awesome a cake as you can get!

Andrea said...

I was desperate for a Dolly Varden cake when I was little, Tiny is a lucky girl either way!