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Arrrrrrr (For Alex) February 27, 2011

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This post is mainly for Alex, who missed out on seeing Orlaith’s birthday cake today.

It’s Orlaith’s birthday tomorrow, she’ll be spending it away from us for the first time ever – first day back at school and all that.ย  So we celebrated with her grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins today.

And of course, given her obsession with marine based larceny, there was a very specific request regarding the cake. Luckily we bought a pirate cake tin a couple of years ago, last time she made the request.

Alex, being somewhat occupied with being at a certain lovely yarnfest, wasn’t able to join us, but she asked for pics, so here they are:

Had to disguise the horrible brown icing with some carefully placed party rings.

What's that you say, Orlaith? You want sharks? Can do.


Over sized biscuit helm? Never. It's just that this is a ship for Really Big Pirates.

The sharks were made by cutting triangles out of licorice and the canons are licorice comfits. She asked for brown icing, for some bizarre reason, but it came out looking vaguely like an unmentionable substance. So I smothered it in tiny smarties and party rings. Because (apart from me) who doesn’t love party rings?

It was slightly lopsided and not quite as I’d hoped it would look but to be honest, Orlaith really really didn’t care.

Ahh, that smile ๐Ÿ™‚



4 Responses to “Arrrrrrr (For Alex)”

  1. RG Says:

    Where be the sails I ask meself? Harr, harr. It be rather a runny browny sort of icing ben’t it? Does remind yee of something less appetising than was intended, if I be honest………

    • Avast ye lubber, that it do, that it do. But it be just as the liddle maid did ask, brown icing an’ all. Arrr, splice the mains’ls and hoist the … uh… other vaguely nautical thing.

  2. cazhugs Says:

    aww thats just too cute! I love that cake…..especially the sharks ๐Ÿ˜€

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