November 21, 2012

A Milestone for Tom

Also this past weekend my daughter's father-in-law celebrated his 60th birthday. And helping him celebrate were a few friends and relatives.  We were asked by Tom's wife Sue if we could come up with a special cake for Tom.  She gave us all kinds of ideas but when it came down to it, everyone seemed to say that when thinking of Tom they picture him relaxing in his easy chair with his lap top, a mug of coffee and a cross word on the go.  So this is what we came up with;

We decided to recreate his favourite pass time.  The chair is the cake which is our vanilla cake with a lemon curd & vanilla mousse filling.

His screen saver shows a birthday wish. The lamp shade is made from gum paste over a fondant covered dowel. The side table is also a fondant covered dowel with a round cardboard disc to form the table with a fondant table cloth. We also added a fondant afghan and rug to complete the scene.

His mug of coffee and his cross word & pencil are made from gum paste. We covered the board with chocolate fondant to create the hardwood floor and added our birthday wish.

We wish Tom a very happy birthday and many more to come!

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