Friday, January 02, 2009

Festivities

The animal Leila wanted to see most at the zoo, was a baby duck! What do you know though, we managed to find some baby coots - so she was thrilled. Butterflies were rated most popular after the ducks, closely followed by the Penguins.

I was so thrilled with Leila's cake - it's so simple but I think it turned out really well. One day when I finally manage to get my own little corner cafe up and running, I'd love to do a sideline in children's cakes, they're so much fun to make and it's really not hard to make things that the children are so thrilled with - and they taste good! (PS Sandy - another time I used the icing kit! I use that over my more professional piping bags now!)

A ride on the carousel before leaving. I so wanted to sit on a horse, but with Leila being under a certain height she had to ride an elephant with an adult escort. Next time I'll choose the green horse...

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, Leila! She's a beauty. Also, the cake is magnificent. I'm glad the icing bottles are working out for you. I do hope your dream of a cafe comes true someday. Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Oh that cake looks BRILLIANT. Glad to hear she has such a great day and you did to from the sound of it.

KikiMiss said...

Leila's cake really resembles her, she has such a cheery little face. Two years old, soon I shall be collating all the same biz for my youngest. Boohoo :-(

Donna said...

She looks like she had a wonderful time...and the cake.... gorgeous. What a great idea for the "dream cafe"

Prue said...

Great cake!

How cold was it in Melbourne to be in jacket and jumper in the middle of summer?!

Miss Muggins said...

Happy birthday to your sweet angel. The time flies so fast - enjoy it as it goes. Good luck with your dream - remember you can't have a dream come true without a dream!

Little Min said...

Happy birthday to Miss Leila! My goodness she's cute!

I have been away from the computer so just catching up with your posts. I'm glad to see you've had a lovely Christmas and a good start to the year.

Happy new year and may all those thoughts and wishes come to fruition.
xx

beemade said...

First time I visit your Blog..Happy birthday to your sweet girl..!!
I like your photos style!
Keep in contact!

jodi said...

happy birthday little blondie. i love the penguins too! and muma, the cake is amazing...yes, you should go into business.

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday Leila.

The zoo is a lovely birthday treat and well done on that cake Victoria.

Please open up your little cafe in our neighbourhood soon. I had high hopes for Hahndorfs but it hasnt quite filled the spot. I was hoping for somewhere to have lazy weekend breakfasts at. Also, Lelila's coat is so lovely. I love the stitching on the collar.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
GREAT cake!

Pina said...

Happy belated birthday to little beauty! She looks so mysterious to me, from the very beginning. A very special girl.