|Daisy cake for Helen|
|Gumpaste daisies with royal icing centres and edible glitter|
|Helen's pecan tarts...her favourite|
|Dons and Harry|
|Harry and I|
|Me with my boys|
|Helen and Reubs|
|Waiting for the ferry|
|Helen with her 'babies'- Geroge and Sharon|
|Cheers from Harry|
|At Te Whau Winery|
|Geroge, Shaz and Harry|
|Russell, Reubs and George|
|Helen with her grandbabies- Reubs, Harry and Renee|
|The cake cut---it was really delicious!|
I made the cake which was a yummy lemon syrup cake which you can find here. Although it is meant to be a bundt cake, it translate well to a normal cake tin. This is my 'go-to' lemon cake. Not only is it easy to make but it tastes really good and keeps well. Instead of pouring the syrup all over it I brush each of the cut surfaces with the syrup before icing it with a lemon butter cream. The boys chose (from about 3 ideas), this design as Helen loves flowers, she is very feminine and is also a spring baby, so daisies seemed like the perfect choice. I also made her some of her favourite pecan tarts to take home and indulge in as she sees fit and you can find the recipe here.
The flowers took ages to make as there were so many of them. I made them out of Satin Ice gum paste, put yellow royal icing centres and brushed over some lovely edible yellow glitter to make them sparkle. I coloured the fondant green for the grass and put the flowers onto that with royal icing. The design was a Zoe Clark one. I think it would have been even better if I had made the cake even taller but it was what it was. It tasted wonderful though.
For the day Helen shouted us all (the family), to Waiheke to a place called Te Wahu Vineyard for lunch. We went back to George and Russell's for cake and bubbly afterwards so it was a long and fantastic family day. I'll be posting about the restaurant soon too so won't say too much about it here. Anyway thanks a lot Helen for a lovely day with lots of laughs and good family times.
Reuben wanted a cheesecake but I'll post this and the recipe soon. As he wanted to make the day all about his Nana we went to Lonestar on the Sunday night to mark the occasion for him with a couple of his friends. So it has been a big eating and celebrating weekend and we are all feeling a little tired today.