Delicate

The theme in the Gallery this week is Delicate.

As usual, I thought of a few things I could use to show Delicate this week including flowers, baby feet, baby hands, little creations, soft things….and flicking through my photos I came across one which made me go “ahhhh! Delicate!”

When Baby Z turned one in December last year he was obsessed with Iggle Piggle.  I had decided I wanted an Iggle Piggle cake for one of his parties and not being brave enough to make it I went on a hunt.  I searched a lot of bakeries around where I live but couldn’t find one that I liked.  I also discovered that a lot of bakeries are inundated with orders for Christmas cakes around this time of year so actually got turned away from a few.  Nooooooo!

Then my cousin asked if I would go to her to have a look at some wedding cakes in Bolton.  Yeahhh why not.  It was a long shot but I could look at their birthday cakes too.  By now I was convinced no-one could actually create an Iggle Piggle that I actually liked.

As we entered I glanced at the orders waiting to be collected by customers that day.  It was then that I spotted this…

Iggle Piggle Cake

An Iggle Piggle sat in his boat, delicate hair, waves lapping and blanket in hand.  Sat on a big square oceanic cake.

“I Want That One!!”

And like magic (with a paid deposit) it was mine.  Well….she made me one to order.

We spent most of the party putting his hair back on as it kept coming off but it was amazing.  I don’t think Z actually cared to be honest but I enjoyed admiring it all day.  I enjoyed the chocolate and buttercream filling even more.

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18 Comments

    • Notmyyearoff August 3, 2012 / 8:19 pm

      It was! Chocolate and buttercream!

  1. shacklefordlb August 1, 2012 / 8:22 am

    Bet you weren’t too delicate when you all tucked into that lovely cake x.

    • Notmyyearoff August 3, 2012 / 8:22 pm

      I did my very best!

  2. Emma August 1, 2012 / 8:25 am

    What a fantastic cake! Love your variation on the theme! 🙂

  3. Jenny paulin August 1, 2012 / 8:30 am

    burton would have loved an Iggle Piggle cake for his first birthday too but there was no way I could have made one so I made blue cupcakes instead lol!
    That cake looks great and I bet Z loved it x
    Fab take on the theme x

  4. Kelloggsville August 1, 2012 / 8:37 am

    He’s great (Iggle Piggle is a he, right?!)

  5. Nikki Thomas August 1, 2012 / 8:57 am

    What a fantastic cake! Brilliant story too, it’s funny isn’t it how you set your heart on these things, I wish I could make cakes like that, it’s brilliant!

  6. fivegoblogging August 1, 2012 / 10:49 am

    Fabulous cake! I am envious of anyone who can create such stunning sugarcraft!

  7. Violets Diary August 1, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    Wow – it’s great when things just fall into place like that. Lucky you. It almost feels naughty when you cut into those sorts of cakes.

  8. Lauren James (KnackeredHousewife) August 1, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    For my daughter’s 5th birthday we got a Tardis cake made. Like you I could’ve looked at it all day but it had to be eaten! It tasted even better than it looked – I wish I could make cakes like that!

  9. Kirsty August 1, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Mmmm, very yummy! And very clever you for finding the exact cake you wanted!

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