so it turns out I'm not the all round crafty superstar I like to think I am!
Ever seen on random food blogs or other amusing sites really really bad birthday cakes that are labelled epic cake failure? No? Google it, trust me you'll get a chuckle or two. Well I hereby submit my own entry in the cake failure stakes:
For my husband's 40th birthday on Wednesday I decided to make him a golf themed birthday cake since he's a golf fanatic and clearly I have a little too much time on my hands. Sadly it didn't turn out like the picture I had in my mind, probably because I started with this lumpy lopsided base cake:
I should have just bought a slab cake instead of baking one! Never mind, I slathered it up with buckets of butter icing in a nicely off putting shade of green, with a circle of water based icing for the 'putting green'. Stick on a flag made from a toothpick, a breath mint for a golf ball and some spearmint leaves for shrubbery and you've got yourself one hot creative mess!
I am a stickler for accuracy though, did you notice the smoothed out icing for the fairway surrounded by the rough? That's so my totally out of scale little golfer figurine had somewhere logical to sit of course!
Well I'm clearly not above laughing at myself, so feel free to share some of your epic cake failures please to make me feel better!
And I so apologise to people who have left me questions in the comments from a few posts ago and I have not answered yet! Sorry, here I go:
Carol asked whether I could sit in the grey plaid Burda skirt with the godet I posted here. I found sitting in it ok, although the godet got quite wrinkled after a day of sitting and the skirt did have a tendency to slide up a little so it felt like the waistband was right under my bra! But that could just be me not being used to wearing higher waisted clothes.
prttypnk asked on the same post why I thought dresses are more fun to do. I think I like sewing dresses more than anything else because I like wearing them more than anything else - they usually look great, are so simple to wear and I don't have to think about mixing and matching clothes.
Bodie asked on the same post what tracing paper I use for tracing Burda patterns. I bought some architectural drafting paper from Eckersleys art supplies (which just happen to be down the street from Tessuti's in the city), but it turns out that probably wasn't the best place to purchase it. If you read the comments to this post you'll get some far better ideas of where to source a good supply - my readers know everything!
Gail - I can't wait to see what you've made with your purchases from Bewitched Fabrics. I did see the sale signs in the shop window when I went past on the bus to work last week, but I assumed wrongly that they only sold bridal type fabrics. I will definitely have to check it out now!