Monday, June 6, 2011

The Quilt and the Rainbow

Here it is, my big girl and her birthday quilt.

It turns out to be a good hiding place too.

She is calling it her discovery quilt...discovering a new pattern, or favourite block everyday.

Her birthday party was fun; exhausting, but fun. First I filled them full of sugar, and a few strawberries with chocolate fondue.

They entertained themselves from that point until I did the grumpy mummy go to sleep talk at quarter past midnight...I think they were all finally asleep by 1am....and up at 6am.

Crepes with strawberries, raspberries and or blueberries plus or minus (most plus I think) maple syrup for breakfast.

And to top it off (the sugar high I mean) we had cake.

Rainbow cake ~*

As we sent them on their way we gave them each a little present to take home

After they were all gone I had a little sleep.

* I got the rainbow cake recipe from here but substituted 200g natural yoghurt for 250ml of the milk as per the clever little trick here to make the colours vibrant without adding loads of colouring. I didn't used Swiss buttercream instead opting for Italian meringue...just as much sugar but no butter.


Seeds said...

Wow! What a magical Birthday, her quilt is beautiful and I love the little dolls and that cake is way too fun!

M. Bloom said...

Ooh... even crumbs from that cake are pretty! (did you save me a slice?)

And of course, there's nothing more to say about the quilt (and the child wrapped inside it) but gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...

MamaWestWind said...

I'll have to try your tips for the cake. I'm planning on making it soon. The quilt is so beautiful and the dolls so lovely! What wonderful gifts, No wonder you were exhausted! Lol

W-S Wanderings said...

Oh, the quilt! The Discovery Quilt. What a fabulous name for it. What a phenomenal way to celebrate 10!

And can I please, please, please come to one of your birthday parties? Pretty please? With rainbow ice cream on top?

Linda said...

What a wonderful celebration! The cake is amazing!! It's Jenna's 14th birthday this week and I would love to make her this rainbow cake. And the quilt... I have no's just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow - that looks like a brilliant birthday party!!! And the best cake I have ever seen!!!

A mermaid in the attic said...

Marvelous! That quilt looks amazing, and what wonderful memories your big girl will weave into it to tell her children!

karen said...

wow, her quilt looks great and I love the photos of her with it! What a beautiful birthday

little gnome said...

You are such a wonderful mum - just love the rainbow cake and the little dolls.
That quilt is just magnificent....fancy making another :)

Melissa said...

OMG S that is AMAZING!!!!!! The quilt looks so professional,the photo is like one in a magazine! And that cake - the colours are gorgeous! And the little dolls are so cute. What a perfect day you planned. Lucky girl!!