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Garden Fairy Cake for Jan

Garden Fairy Cake

The Story of Jan’s Garden Fairy Cake!

Every famous fairy story has a great beginning and there would be no exception in the story of Jan’s Garden Fairy Cake. One fine Wednesday a couple of years ago in the tranquil setting of Weltevreden Farm I met Jan when I attended my first scrapbooking class at The Memory Shed. Jan was one of Lisa’s first students when she opened her beautiful shop and has stayed a loyal student every Wednesday morning. We have celebrated a few of Jan’s birthdays and as I learn more sugar art tricks the cakes to celebrate these days have slowly improved. And so her story starts….

Once upon a time from a humble ball of peachy sugar paste a dainty fairy started her little life. Her legs were shaped from 2 tiny balls of flesh sugar paste and gently folded underneath her gathered peachy skirt. Tiny peach blossoms were then added to the top of her skirt. Every fairy needs a naughty face so this too was added above a collar of peach blossoms. Sugar pearls made the perfect buttons down her tiny dress and her fairy head was adorned with auburn curls to match Jan’s gorgeous locks. Cheeky blush & smile, naughty freckles, a glint of white colour in her eyes and roses and hydrangeas to accompany her to her fairy garden meant that she was ready for the next chapter of her life.

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Chapter 1… Once upon a time…..

Jan’s garden fairy could now sit quietly on her green embossed cake and all her pretty roses, flowers and leaves could be added to compliment her beauty in the garden. As her garden grew a few pastel blue butterflies decided they should join the party too and they fluttered onto the cake whispering secrets next to the fairy in her garden. As she sat quietly I couldn’t resist a few pictures of her and of course she obliged by sitting and smiling serenely for me.

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Chapter 2 … Garden Fairy and Her Flowers

Even as I moved her around to try out different backdrops for all the photographs she was quite well behaved and was the perfect sugar paste model for the camera.

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Chapter 3 … a different backdrop.

The garden fairy on her cake behaved beautifully on the way to the Memory Shed in my car just delighted to be going to share a special celebration with her Jan. She arrived and the twinkle in her eye brightened as she saw Jan and was met with delighted oohs and aahs from Jan and all her friends. She showed off in pure style and portrayed everything  joyful and cheeky that Jan brings to each Wednesday morning as well as a few tears for all the sadder moments she has bravely shared with us. Of course she was then photographed again outside in the pretty garden and then again inside as Jan blew out her birthday candles and opened her gorgeous gifts.

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Chapter 4 … Quite at home at the Memory Shed

After a busy morning the little garden fairy kept her composure as she was finally transported home to be admired once again by Jan’s family and to spend a quiet night reflecting on what how much fun she had had. If she could have told a few secrets here she would have had a few that Wednesday but she just smiled and giggled inside as she left us thinking … what a crazy and fun group of friends and family Jan has around her, so glad for her!

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Chapter 5 … Ready to go home

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Chapter 6 … What a wonderful birthday celebration for Jan!


Garden Fairy Cake for Sue’s Birthday!

Green Fairy

Just resting before I have to do the cake thing!

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Doing the Fairy Cake Thing!

We love school holidays on a Wednesday at scrapbooking as we get to see our friends who can’t usually make it as they are dedicated teachers during term time.  Jan’s daughter, Sue, celebrated her birthday last week and we thought we would spoil her a bit with an extra celebration with the Wacky Wednesday Scrappers.  True to all our celebrations we had party packs, presents, plenty coffee, our usual photo shoot and thanks to Grace Stevens’ workshop I was able to make a naughty little lime green fairy for Sue’s birthday cake.  As Sue loves anything pretty, this little fairy was perfect for her cake and as Sue also loves her garden I added her resting on a pink picnic blanket in a garden of flowers.

Green Fairy Cake

Fairy Dreams!

When we did this workshop with Grace, she said to us the inspiration for her fairy came from watching her young daughter resting in this position with her feet up and seeing this little green garden fairy here captures that feeling of not having a care in the world!  I made some over-sized flowers and daisies with pearly centres to add to the garden cake and iced the top of the cake with lime green icing using a grass icing nozzle.  I know you loved your fairy Sue and I hope that every time you look at her she makes you smile and brings a tiny bit of her peace into your life.  We loved celebrating your birthday with you and we are delighted you have a few more Wednesday’s free to scrapbook with us.  May all your fairy wishes come true this year!

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Feeling right at home at the Memory Shed!