Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Alpha Mummy

I start this post to say that I am very happily a stay at home mum to my daughter. It is a job and a half but I love it.

And I love the myth of the perfect fifties housewife, the apron, the perfect hair, the shiny happy children, the drink for the husband as he arrives home. I strive to achieve those ideals every day in my home.

Of course, our house is nothing like that. But in cake decorating for birthdays, I give it a heck of a go!

Here's my effort for my daughter this week. It's from the Women's Weekly Kids Cake book. Not at all what the cake in the book looks like but I'm super happy with how it turned out.

Now I just have to work out how to do the housework every day and I'll be the alpha mummy for sure!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

The cake looks great! Well done. We were looking at that book this morning so the boy could choose a cake for his birthday next Sunday -he has narrowed it down to 4...

KButterflies said...

Better than the cakes i make, that's for sure. :)
i would for you first time, you did great.

CurlyPops said...

What an amazing feat of cake engineering! And it's my favourite colour too.

Tracy said...

Great Cake Gilly :) On the cleaning front maybe hire one ;) I'm trying to talk my dh into a house cleaner.

mandapanda said...

The cake is perfect! I hope your daughter loved it as much as we all do!!!

trasha said...

Oo La la Geeellleeeaaaan! You arrre so talented and cleverrrrrrr. I am in awe of your Alpha Housewifieness! (ahem with obvious apologies to Maurice Chevalier!)

Holly said...

Oh yum! If you're ever looking for a surrogate child I'd be happy to oblidge... I'm not too old for pink cakes and party bags right? Right?!

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Jodie said...

Did she love it????
It looks great and it has musk sticks - what more could a cake need?

PaisleyJade said...

What an amazing cake! Well done.

Cathy said...

gorgeous cake! I wish I was a mum like that too - I love the chardonnay too much and talking to people so my housework never get done! You seem to be doing a great job.

Gilly said...

That is nothing short of amazing...I love it - well done! I love making the kids cakes and made my son a train and my daughter a butterfly last year...already researching this years efforts! Again, well done!

Ev said...

:-o! Woah! I saw this cake in the WW book the other day and I thought "No way.. that looks WAY too hard" but you have done an AMAZING job!! It looks GREAT!