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I love various different types of crafts and have had a dabble at most over the years, some with greater success than others. I believe that apart from loving and giving, being creative is the next most important thing to do. There is something about being creative that taps into something deep within us that makes us feel good with the world. But then we were made in the image of God, God The Creator... so I guess being creative will be second nature to us if we allow. The problem is that many people will not have a go because they make the mistake of measuring themselves against others... and that is just not a good thing to do. I create because I like to create, not because I have to impress anyone else or be better than anyone else. I created this blog with a lot of help from my son-in-law, as a personal scrap book that I am happy to share with others if they wish to take a look.... Enjoy <><

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine at Thomas Land

This is my grandson's 6th birthday cake.  He spent the day at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park with his Mom and Dad, plus their friends and daughter Izzy,
and the cake will be shared with family at his birthday meal during the evening.

The bottom tier is a fruit cake covered in marzipan and the top tier a sponge also covered in marzipan and then the whole cake covered and decorated in regalice with some royal icing highlights.

The people in the roller coaster are jelly babies.


  1. what a work of art - i'm sure Kingsley will be delighted - is Nina making some scrapbook pages - the cake and pics of him at Thomas Land would make a great page!!

  2. He did love it Betty... He will love eating it as well as he loves fruit cake. Nina isn't into crafts but what I do is save the photos and create a year book using a company called Photobox. You download your photos, online put them in a book... They offer you lots of ways to display, colour, writing, fonts etc... And once you have created it, they print them into a book format, they are great. He lives his 2015 book and often goes through it talking about the people and places. I was going to do scrap booking but it is too time consuming. Perhaps when I can retire I may. I think it is great.