I am so glad everyone posted updates!
Lizzie...so sorry to hear you had the crud! I have several friends who have had chest infections this winter. Glad you are so much better. The cake is gorgeous! A LOT of work but simply divine!
Nadia...being a party planner I love party days!!! And don't feel weird about planning cakes a few months in advance. I do it every year for my kids...I usually start planning the next year as soon as the present year's cake is done! LOL! This year I have a Twilight cake for my middle daughter turning 30 in late February and a paintball cake for our soon to be 13 year old in April, a Daniel Tiger cake for our grandson in April and a piano cake for our oldest daughter in June. We are waiting on our granddaughter to make up her mind what she wants for her 5th b'day in August but as soon as she decides I'll be sketching! Of course I party plan as well so that starts as early as we decide on the theme! LOL!
Norasmom!! Happy Birthday!!! Can't wait to see what you came up for yourself and your daughter!! And yes, party prep is a whole other world..LOL!
SPC..I adore the ones with the blue stripes...really really like those! The center cookie is adorable too! I know you were hoping for "improvement" but I can't see where they need it. Honestly.
Gerle!! SO happy that the rebake worked!! I have no idea if it was the extra flour, the temp or the nails but whatever it was I'm just glad it all worked and now you have the cake you wanted! Please do post a photo when you are done?
Have a great week everyone! I'll be posting photos next Friday night..my first caking since early December!