when you're not sick......
It looked like Lachlan was perking up and over his illness on Friday but he really wasn't 100% on Saturday. He was a little lacking in energy and enthusiasm and I was a little sad to see him not totally enjoying his party. But it was still overall a success! We later discovered that a middle ear infection was the culprit. Poor boy - terrible luck to be sick on your birthday :(
Credit must go to Elliot for the fabulous Fire Engine cake which Lachlan has been planning for the last year. I made the cakes and the icing but Elliot put it all together and decorated it. I really like the effect the royal icing (think that's what it's called) decorations had. They looked clean and accurate which is hard to achieve with just butter icing (and a wobbly piping hand!)
I have declared myself retired from cake making - Elliot is much better and it's much less stressful to hand it over to him while I scurry around doing the other 'last-minute' bits.