Monday, 11 May 2009

Amazing Cake

This birthday has been the longest I've ever had. My daughter gave me a family party on Saturday night, the whole family were there including my step daughter who flew down from Queensland after she finished work.
My darling husband had this most amazing cake made for me. He took photos of one of my journals I had made and this local company made a beautiful mud cake then decorated it with edible ink. It matches my journal completely right down to the icing buttons and fabric. I think the top must have been digitally printed.



This is the journal



and this is the cake. The photo below shows the size compared to my hand, it was huge and delicious.





I'll be holding a brooch workshop from my home on the 20th June. The photo below shows the style, but you can chose from silver or brass and any colour combination of beads etc. If you're interested in attending please email me for details, my email address is in my side bar.




I'll also be holding a junk journal workshop from home in July. The photos below are various stages of the one I'm working in.
The journal is made from old envelopes, catalogues, junk mail, manilla folders, photo copies, anything to want to recycle. The class will include assembling the journal and making and binding it into the cover and techniques to decorate the pages when the journal's assembled. Again, if you're interested in attending please email me for details, I will be sending out emails to the people on my mailing list.






This page isn't finished yet, the girl was from a catalogue page, I still have to finish her face and arms. She was originally blonde, wearing a white dress.



I bought this lovely metal pot for my sister for her birthday but couldn't resist taking a photo of it next to the tulips. When I downloaded the photo I realised it made quite a nice image with our living area and kitchen in the background. I also took a rubbing of the pot before I wrapped it.

45 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Ro! OMG! The cake is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you had a happy day filled with surprises and smiles.

Heather said...

What a fabulous cake - so clever. Hope you had a lovely time. Your workshops sound great - I wish I lived nearer - I'd sign up for the junk journal one. I love the colours you work with. I'm sure your sister will love that pot, it's gorgeous.

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Happy Birthday! That cake is amazing!!!

Karen Cole said...

Talented, clever and very lucky in love. That's what I have to say about everything in this post.

Happy birthday!.....may it last forever, Ro.

Sharon said...

Well the cake is amazing. Never have I seen anything like it. But what an amazing husband to think to do this. WOW
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a perfect cake and extra celebrated birthday. I enjoyed seeing the shot of your living space; looks just perfectly comfortable. I want to take your broach workshop. I have a great collection of “stuff” old beads and such that were my Mom’s. Do you think you will ever do a workshop on line? That would make the commute easier for me!

Dolores said...

I wish I could take a workshop with you but the distance is just a bit too much. I love the brooche and the cake is absolutely beautiful. I don't think I would have had the heart to cut into it. What a lovely gesture from your hubby. You are truly loved and definitely one lucky lady.

Carol said...

what a fantastic cake and how thoughtful of your husband, hope you have many more great birthdays :)

femminismo said...

The cake/book is fantastic and what gorgeous journal pages. Everything you do reflects your great joy in living. Your family is oh so lucky to have you to inspire their days. Blessed is the woman who can create beauty from nothing - Jeanne in Oregon

Lost Aussie said...

What a fabulous and creative cake! Congrats to your hubby for being such a clever guy to think that one up!

Corrine said...

What a totally gorgeous cake (and I love the journal too lol)

Chris said...

Ro, that is one of the most amazing things he did. That cake is awesome. You know your journal is awesome, right? You know all your journal pages are amazing! How cool to take a class with you!

Happy Happy Birthday, Ro !

Belinda said...

Wow Ro that is the most amazing cake I've ever seen, what a wonderful hubby to do this for you.Your pages are full of life and colour as usual and I must say I love the vase you got for your sister its gorgeous. Take care Belinda

Dot said...

I am so happy you have had a beautiful birthday celebration Ro and had lots of family with you too.

The cake is INCREDIBLE! How clever of Steve to get that made for you. Never seen anything like it and it looks so close to the original journal.

Journal cake - now that is something I would love to taste:). Colorful AND delicious.

Love your new journal pages and look forward to seeing more of your art (and you) at Jacky's at the end of May.

Have a great week!

Dot x

kelsey said...

A big happy birthday to you Ro! How wonderful of your hubby to do that for you...must've been a fantastic surprise! I have a big birthday coming up and I dare say that my hubby won't think of something like that!!! lol

Doreen G said...

An amazing cake for an amazing lady.

Jeane said...

holy moly, the cake is triple amazing! your upcoming workshops sound wonderful! have fun - I know your students will....

MargaretR said...

What a fantastic Birthday Cake. A wonderful husband too I think!

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro, Steve is just so sweet That cake looks amazing what a lovely surprise
Jen

katie jane said...

Wow, what an amazing cake, and SUCH a thoughtful gift!! Your hubby is the best!
And your journals are always so tantalizing. I like the idea of junk journaling. I have stalled in my journal lately, but this idea may be just the inspiration I need to get going again. Thanks for that, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Judy Wise said...

Happy Birthday to a most amazing artist - it just flows out of you. And that cake is stupendous; I can hardly believe my eyes. Hugs and Birthday Wishes for another year filled with art and friendship. xo

Jo Wholohan said...

how amazing is this cake, a work of art in itself, many happy returns ro!!! xx

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday from one Taurean to another. How sweet is that hubby of yours! I hanker to do the junk journal workshop with you, Ro.

Joanne said...

Glad your birthday was so memorable, what a fantastic cake! Well done Steve!

grrl+dog said...

wow how gorgeous is that cake? I kept thinking hte whole post...that man must love you... he must love you soooo much.. the love is busting out of that photo...

Ginny Gaskill said...

The best birthday cake I have ever seen! Happy Birthday.

dieadjustormigrate said...

What a fabulous cake, Ro! And what a fab hubby for thinking of such a special cake for you! Happy, happy birthday! I so wish I could come take your brooch class but, alas, you are just a wee bit too far away from Vancouver :(

Olwyn

Seth said...

First of all...happy birthday. The word "amazing" is sometimes overused. But this cake is Amazing with a capital A. Your journal is pretty cool too!

And so it goes... said...

Fabulous journal, fabulous cake, fabulous life! Isn't it fantastic to have people who "get" you??? Here's to another year of creativity and bliss....

Elizabeth said...

That cake is simply amazing!! How clever of your husband!! the ribbons are fabulous!! More classes- you go girl- just wish that I could afford a rd trip ticket to come and play!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Julie said...

What a fantastic cake Ro. Happy Birthday!

Jacky said...

Ro what an amazing cake...it must have been so hard to cut into it (but luckily you have fabulous photos to remember it by).
What a lovely gesture from Steve.

A lengthy birthday, you are obviously much loved.

Your sisters birthday close to yours? Funny same in my family. Lee's birthday is two days before mine (and my brother Dean is two days after!!!).

Your new classes look great!

azirca said...

Wow Ro... that cake is absolutely stunning! I wouldn't want to eat it, it's too pretty!

Maria said...

Happy birthday Ro!! that is the coolest cake i've ever seen!
cheers, Maria

Beate Knappe said...

The cake is absolutely gorgeous! Like your art

Nic Hohn said...

Oh my Ro, how divine! What a cake...and a thoughtful hubby too!

Candace said...

HOLY MACKEREL. Hope you gave the Mister an extra hug. This is gorgeous and so so right for you.
How I wish I could take the class...! I am still working on that "Star Trek transporter device". So maybe one day, soon, lol.
Candace in Athens

Kim said...

Just caught up with the blog Ro, wow! How special is that cake, it has got to be the bestest cake I've ever seen, how appropraite and what a wonderful idea. Some special guy that one. Happy birthday again!!! Wish you were closer so I could get to your workshops :( oh well maybe next year!

Eveline said...

The cake! I just.. well... I have no words for it. It is incredible! Such an amazing artist who made that!

Happy belated Birthday!

Regina said...

This makes my eyeballs SOOOOO happy!!! That cake is just too gorgeous to eat, too!
Regina

Jo Horswill said...

That CAKE is amazing...Ro how beautiful this all is. Glad you had a great B'Day...

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Happy belated birthday Ro!

*blowing smooches*

That cake is a WORK OF ART!

As are you girlfriend!
xo, monica :)

Kathleen said...

Amazing cake is right! Happy Birthday!

Syd said...

What beautiful work you do. I love it all.

purplepaint said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome cake!!! I just found your blog and love your work! I'll be back to spend a few hours! :D Marva