My son turned 40 on Saturday !! He wanted a casual relaxing day with friends and family. It was perfect! The venue: Kaya Beach in Kempton Park. We live in Johannesburg, nowhere near the sea but there is this amazing venue with white sand and benches. You take your shoes off 🙂 … you relax … you enjoy … you eat … it’s fun … it’s differentes
I found the glare from the white sand and cloudy skies was tricky for photos – if there’s a solution I don’t know it – hence the bright cake !!
Carl is a Freemason and asked me to make a Freemason cake. Googling toppings was daunting as most were in detail, some intricately so, and way beyond my capability. I go for simple!!! I want guests to eat and enjoy the cake (my usual choccie cake never fails!!!) So this was the result … it was the first time I’d tried cut-outs made with fondant. He was pleased .. he loved it 🙂
Ian and Kathy flew up from Cape Town especially for his birthday. Very special indeed 🙂
Love this one of Carl and Nicole ..
There is even a resident Springbok which has been hand-reared by the owners since she was born. She thinks she’s a rooster though and follows them all around the large enclosure ..
Bradley took a liking to the homemade bread …
Carl and his ‘little’ sister … (I took a photo of the two of them 10 years ago on his 30th – see previous blog post)
Erin wanted one trick candle ..
Helping hands for cutting the cake ..
Family photo time !!!!
A rare photograph … hubby and I with our three children
Love this one – also a very rare photograph – we never seem to take a photograph of our three children together. In fact the last time was at Carl and Nicole’s wedding 15 years ago !!!!