May is Jen's birthday month. I have used this opportunity to put my cake decorating skills to use - I have decorated dozens of kids cakes - some very random requests (e.g. "Meatlug" the dragon, and "Finn Mc Mistle" the car -thanks to Clara). I like the challenge of making a fun cake, and it's the only way I'm putting my degree in Studio art to use at the moment. I thought I would use our book club's book of the month - "The Terrible, wonderful reasons why I run long distances" by Matthew Inman as inspiration. I recommended this book, and since most of the group runs, it was thoroughly enjoyed. I frosted one of my favourite comic frames - page 86-87 in the book. It shows the main character weighed-down by all the worries that he carries, then he sees his running shoes and in the next frame his worries have disappeared and he's running blissfully. I took the picture below before I had finished frosting the entire speech bubble (there is some profanity, and children may read this blog). But my book club girls will enjoy it - frosted true to the original comic :)
Happy Birthday Jen!
|Jen's Birthday Book Club Cake - 2015|
|Sharon and Joyce's Birthday cake - in honour of our CAH fun. I love book club!|