Kathy, my sister in law, turned SIXTY yesterday, celebrating her birthday surrounded with family and friends here, in Johannesburg – Lifestyle Garden Centre to be exact. They .. Ian, Kathy and their daughter Daniella .. flew up from the Cape for the weekend so that she could spend her extra special day with two of her three sons, daughter, brother and sister and friends .. and us 🙂
She didn’t want any party or anything like that, all she wanted was to be with her family at a venue where everyone could come and go as they wish. It was super!!!
I made my usual choccie cake, decorated with the Italian colours (she’s Italian!), a smiley face ‘cos she’s always smiling, and a cancer ribbon ‘cos she’s a breast cancer survivor and a sprinkling of sparkles for a rainbow ‘cos I always sent her ‘love and rainbows’ with any contact we had during her chemo/cancer ordeal .. (do you remember Jeanette and I went down to the Cape for Jeanette to take photographs as part of her cancer ‘journey’ ?)
Erin drew a special picture for Kathy ..
We were with them the entire morning with family and friends dropping by. One friend, Pat, brought the most incredible birthday cake !! Pat, Daniella’s Godmother, is an amazing cake decorator and has won several awards. She’s brilliant!! My humble little cake paled in comparison but I knew Pat was going to bring one. I had arranged for Daniella to ask Pat as I knew she would make an amazingly special cake for Kathy, who is an avid dressmaker and who has recently learned how to create and make patterns. She was a little overwhelmed when she saw it
Isn’t it brilliant ? !!!
Everything .. I mean everything is made out of icing!!!! .. except the lace bordering the stand!! All icing .. buttons, bits of lace, tapes, trims, pins, scissors, tape measure, dressmakers chalk .. .. .. everything !!! Incredible !!! I couldn’t stop admiring the detail !!!
I believe her cakes are delicious to taste too!!! Pat said this one was orange and granadilla flavour …. how can you cut it up !!!!!!
Amazing isn’t it? !!
Meet Pat … www.cakesbypat.co.za …. one clever lady !!!!
A really special day for a very special lady !
Wishing you, Kathy, a very Happy 60th Birthday and many more filled with love, happiness and very good health
Love you lots and lots xxx mwah xxx