Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy 16th Melissa

Well the day is here....our baby girl is turning 'Sweet 16'.
This is the card I have made for her.
Dug out my Stampin Up River Rock for the base card.  A layer of Stampin Up Blush Blossom. Then this beautiful patterned paper which I think is from Kaiser Craft.  More Blush Blossom which I cut with the wavy edge cutter and the other side of the patterned paper.  The flower I have created by layering up flowers in my collection and adding the centre bling brad from Pizzazz Aplenty.  As it is for Melissa's 16th I thought I should splurge and buy a bling flourish.  Never used one before as it seems like too much 'pretty' to giveaway. :-)  Then I coloured the chipboard 16th, which by the way was the extra challenge with the Craftmad sketch.  I coloured the 16th with my Copic pens.  Finished off with the silver 'Happy Birthday stickers form Sticker Store.

Yesterday morning I made the chocolate cakes for Melissa's birthday cake.  Melissa had decided she wanted the number '16' in the same sort of font that it appears on the US college jerseys.
So I figured we would need a lot of cake for this.  Planned on making up 2 slab in lamington trays and a little bit extra for a round cake to share with my parents and SIL this arvo.
So in my wisdom I decided to triple the recipe.  So glad I started with the biggest bowl I have.  As you can see things got a little messy and close to overflowing but it all turned out in the end.

Last night I went out with three lovely friends to a fantastic movie - New Years Eve.  I have never seen so many actors in one movie before......we all really enjoyed it.
When I returned home, Melissa was proudly showing me the cake she had decorated.
Yes, she has cut out the numbers by herself and added all the icing.  We had bought some black colouring and pink glitter from the Cairns Craft Centre in at the showgrounds earlier.
Sorry for the Glad Wrap all over it but I covered it so the cake wouldn't dry out in the fridge thinking Melissa would have already taken a photo.  I hope tonight we will get a better shot with candles.

I took this shot hoping you can see the pink glitter that we have added.
Yes, we can eat the glitter it is non-toxic.

Have a lovely day everyone.


  1. Lovely card, lots of bling, Happy Birthday to your daughter Melissa,
    Wow, she did a wondrous job on cutting the numbers and decorating, the sparkly icing looks great!!

  2. Wow! wonderful I love your work!
    Greetings Baukje

  3. Gorgeous card and what a fabulous cake Merry!!
    Congrats to your daughter as she's now 16! It won't be long and you'll start feeling really old and wonder why time passes so quickly.
    Yep.. love the card!

  4. Beautiful card ,the colours are lovely and it's pretty and delicate.I can think of so many more words to describe this card.

    I hope Melissa has a great birthday,any chance a slice of cake might get to Tassie.


  5. Lovely card and Happy Birthday Melissa! Love that cake!

  6. Oh Merry, That cake looks yummy i could just eat a piece now!! fabulous cake and card she will love it:) Sandra H

  7. awww aweosme cakes!!!!

    Love the card too, Happy Sweet 16 to her, all the best have a great day and weekend!!! xoxox

  8. What a GORGEOUS card,love the bling!!! And,WOW what a fabulous cake,the numbers look PERFECT.....WELL DONE!!

  9. Love the cake and the card Happy Birthday Melissa Hope you have a wonderful day.

  10. Lovely card, lovely flower and lots of bling!Happy birthday to Melissa I'm sure she had a great day.

  11. Lovely card! Happy Birthday to Melissa and congrats for the beautiful cake! Wish you a wonderful day!

  12. Felicidades para Melissa! la tarta tiene una pinta buenísima. Espero que fuese un gran día.

  13. Happy Birthday Melissa!! LOVE that card....WOW! That bling really adds alot to a card...must keep that in mind when crafting! Whoa...that is ALOT of cake! LOL! Melissa did a marvelous job cutting it out and decorating...she should get a job doing that...even if it is just in her spare time! Well done! Glad you had fun at the movies...was going to see that same movie with mom but she didn't feel up to it. Understandable! Okay, I best get to work!

  14. Beautiful card Merry... Yummy cake also..Loz

  15. Wow both card and cake look absolutely delicious, Merry, fantastic work.
    Lorraine x

  16. Omg she did awesome on her cake!! Happy Birthday to Meliossa!!
    Gorgeous card and love the bling!!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  17. Happy Birthday to melissa and what a lovely cake!! Cool idea! Your daughter is so creative. I would never have thought of that idea. I would like to make a cake for my Mum for her b'day next week.
    Alicia xx

  18. Beautiful card Merry and what a fabulous cake! LOVE the glitter on the cake - I will have to look out for some that I can use to decorate my DD's cake for her birthday - I know she would love it!


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