Grier requested a fairy cake which had wings. Had I been smart I would have presented her with an old school style butterfly cake with a spoon of butter icing and called it a day. But I'm not that smart.
I borrowed this book from the library instead and followed the instructions step by step. Apart from the step which said you should strengthen the fondant icing with tylose powder. Because who the heck knows what that is?
As a result the fairies were very delicate and they were missing legs, arms, noses and bits of their dresses at different points in construction. They were held together with gluten free spaghetti and wooden skewers but luckily Grier didn't seem to notice. She thought it was beautiful which makes my Mummy heart happy, she was fascinated with the rice paper wings.
Kerry made all the beautiful toadstools and provided emotional support when it looked like everything was going south.
We had family round to eat cake with the girl and she was delighted. I loved watching her face as everyone sang to her and her intense concentration when blowing out the candles.
And next time I will totally get some tylose powder and use it faithfully.......