Way back in July, it was my Father-in-law’s 70th birthday. Although he wasn’t keen to celebrate such a monumentous occasion (He still thinks he is 25!), we couldn’t let it go unnoticed, so we arranged a quiet get together for the family at our house.
As the weather was gorgeous, we had a BBQ in the garden. Ben is a great BBQ chef (its the only time he cooks!), but as usual for BBQ’s, I prepared everything and he cooked it on the grill and took all the credit! Does this happen to anyone else? Just me?
Together with Miss D we made some bunting to hand between the trees, very simply we cut some large triangles of stiff paper, which Miss D carefully decorated with her paints. Once dry, we stuck the flags to a long piece of ribbon – on close inspection it was very rough and ready, but from a distance it looked great!
For the first time ever, I also attempted to fondant ice a cake. For years I have been decorating with buttercream, so I thought it was about time to challenge myself and try something new.
Using food colouring paste to dye white fondant that I already had at home, and a selection of great Pinterest tutorials, I made a golf themed lemon sponge cake, complete with golfer.
Ok, the golfer seemed to shrink in size the longer he was stood up, and he was a bit crooked, but I was pretty happy with the end result!
In any event, the FIL was very happy with it, and had a lovely day celebrating. I don’t think he is so happy with our choice of birthday present though, we bought him a skydive!