Sweet little surfer and cupcake bookmark …

It was Sophie’s birthday last weekend.  She really loves water sports, and went windsurfing in Liverpool marina for her birthday… so of course her cake had to have a little surfer dude on it ….

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You might remember the Christmas cake I made here… which I gave to Sophie’s mum …

…so now she might think that all I can make is penguins! 

She was cute though …

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It doesn’t show too well in the photo, but the surfboard had a blue marble pattern to it, achieved by not quite mixing the food colouring into the white icing completely – knowing when to stop is an art in itself! 

I took inspiration from a wedding inspiration website  … I’m doing a cake decorating course at my local college to improve enough to be able to make my daughter’s wedding cake next year – and I am having so much fun! 

I finished off the cake by adding lengths of bashful blue satin ribbon from Stampin’ Up, which went perfectly with the icing colours … Sophie seemed to like it anyway! 

And I needed a little thank you for a friend, so made a cupcake bookmark  …

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I love the two tags die from Stampin Up and use it so much.  It’s a favourite of my friend, Ruth, too! 

A punch art cupcake made with the cupcake builder punch, available at the moment in the spring mini-catalogue, fits just perfectly onto the tag.  The sentiment is from the friendly words wheel stamp, which I cut up into separate sentiments.  You can see a free tutorial on how to do this here

   

All papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps:  friendly words; cardstock: whisper white, pretty in pink, chocolate chip, real red, crumb cake; inks: early espresso; accessories: two tags die, big shot machine, cupcake builder punch, scallop circle punch, tombow multipurpose glue, stampin dimensionals. 

Thanks for dropping by today

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