Ivana’s mom-in-law traveled to South Africa from Portugal to celebrate her 80th birthday with her family here. Ivana wanted to make a special cake for her and she asked me to make the figurine to add to this birthday cake. I had a picture of granny and was told that she was a young 80 year old, fun-loving, spirited and always well-dressed. I made this figurine based on all that information and she turned out perfectly for Ivana’s delicious chocolate mousse cake. I had to include a few life-lines in her face and I gave her a pair of wire glasses to complete her look. The extra flowers for the cake I made in the peach, pale blue and vibrant yellow sugar paste that I used for her outfit. I was delighted to hear that granny loved her cake and figurine and that this little endearing figure made it safely all the way back home to Portugal! Thanks Ivana for trusting me with such an important celebration in your family!