March 2, 2011

The Paper Mama - Movement

The Paper Mama So while catching up on other peoples blogs I saw that the theme for the paper mama blog this week is Movement. On the weekend we were at my grandparents a last time before flying out on the 10th. We went to the playground and we had fun on the roundabout. When I saw movement as a theme this was the first thing that come to my mind.

Ms Mar running and moving around on the roundabout. We had a grate time. I felt sick afterwards, the huge lunch probably didn’t help.

So here is Ms Mar doing her rounds.

Head over to Chelsey's blog the paper mama for some more photos.

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March 1, 2011

Mr Mar Jr 2nd Birthday

So 2 years ago today my little boy was born. I had a lovely water birth, all natural. It was such a grate day, the labour was quite fast, Started lightly around 2am, after we had gone out to the movies and a drink. We got home around 11pm and headed of to bed. During the night I had woken up feeling contractions, I was sure they were going to end since it was still 10days till his due date, and Ms Mar came 5 days after her due date so I was not prepared for him to come yet.

When I woke up at 2am I got up and went on the computer, to kill of some time, the contractions weren't slowing down, but I wasn’t worried still thinking it was going to stop. At some point I thought I would go back to bed, only lasted a few mins, when Mr Mar Sr asked me what was up, I told him I had contraction and he just said ok, and went back to sleep. I got up and jumped into the bath. Then around 5am I called my mother who then was living on the other side of town and would need about an hour to get to our place. She arrived at 7am, calling if we wanted something to eat, I didn’t. When she got up to our apartment asked me what now. We talked a little and around 730 headed of to the hospital. Got there at 8ish, I was in hard labour by this time. When the midwife cheeked I was only dilated to 7cm. My first thought was GRATE, we will be here AGES. I wanted a water birth so they started to fill the tub, now those tubs are NOT small. So they do take a good time to fill up. At some point I told the mid wife the baby is coming, this was about 25mins after we arrived, she just told me I don’t think so, So I told her to cheek, and yip he was coming. She asked if I still wanted a water birth. I said yes, so off the bed through the room to the tub where about 20cm of water was. My mother and the midwife helped me into the tub and I just knelt down in there. The midwife then told me I can’t stay in the position so they lifted me back and he was born. at 834am on Sunday the 1st of March 2009. We only turned the water of from the tub after he was born.

A few hours old.

a Few hours old

A few days old

A few Days old.

6 months

6 Months

1 year

1 year

18 months

18 Months

2 years.

2 years

We will be doing a birthday party for him on the weekend. He is getting a lightning McQueen cake (EEEK). Today we just done little family thing. I made a little Marzipan train with candles on it. He LOVED it.

Mr Mar Jr 2nd birthday cake

The Marzipan train topper, link to where I got the instructions.

Cake Topper

Blowing out his candlesMr Mar Jr

Enjoying his presents, Ms Mar chose this one for him, and she chose a card too, she really wanted to get him something. I found that just too cute.

Mr Mar Jr

And Lightning McQueen, LOL, I saw this and bought it more so we can copy the cake for Sunday. Since it is allot easer if you have a prototype to copy form and Mr Mar Jr defiantly doesn't mind.

Mr Mar Jr

Happy birthday my little big boy.

Mr Mar Jr


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I don’t take part in too many contest where there is a real prize. But I would really like it if you would vote for a cake of mine, it was the first topsy tervy cake I made. If I get the most votes by the 7th of March, so only 7 days of voting, I will win 10kg of roll fondant. This stuff isn’t cheap so I can defiantly use this for my cakes.

Just getting in the top 3 would be cool. So wounder where to go Click here and then click like. I think you have to like the page too, If you Like my photo I will give you an extra chance to take part in my give away, for reference I am on 170 post, so only 30 more post then I am doing my give away. So I’ll end up making and sending the plate from New Zealand.

the photo to vote for is. This topsy truvy cake I made for my 25ed birthday.

Thank you for everyone that votes here is the link again to the photo. Just click on my give away and say you liked my photo in the contest.

Thanks again to everyone who votes for my cake

Mrs Mar

Valentine Cake

I know I haven’t been blogging much, But I have been baking a bit. This week on Sweetopia (a blog for baking) there was Guest Post from Amanda of i am baker. I love the look of this cake. I decided to make this cake when we went to my grandmothers the other week, I always take a cake or something with me to shear. It is actually easer that I bake and bring it with me, then let her get something, she is less stressed then and I get time to experiment with something. Though I spent AGES googling how much butter I need for the recipes, Defiantly makes it hard that one cup isn’t a cup or a tablespoon isn’t a tablespoon. Grams or Ounces would be a hell of allot easer. But From what I used it worked.

The recopies I used can be found:

Red Velvet cake - Though next time I will lessen or even omit the baking soda, it is just a bit too much for my taste. Since most of the baking I do I do not use any baking soda or baking power. Just lots of mixing and it dose the trick, I’ll defiantly give this cake anther try and work out how to do it with out the baking soda. I would love it to have a bit more flavour too. So getting rid of the baking soda would help a bit and adding in a bit more orange/lemon/vanilla flavour.

Butter Cr̬me Icing РThough I have not found a recipe that I LOVE yet.

White cake – Though I made it in 2 batches, since I don’t have 2 of the same sized pans.

Here is what it looked like when I was done.

Side/top, I made the lines on the side with some patchwork cutters and placed the sugar pearls on each cross pattern.

Heart Cake

Top, Butter icing swirls with some, and some Red Velvet cake crumbled on top.

Heart Cake

And the CENTER, OK, it didn’t turn out like a heart, but like lips. Didn’t see that one coming, I am also entering this photo into colour splash Sunday. My photo was chosen as a favourite last week. This one.



Heart Cake

Also cheek back later today to see how you can get extra entrees into my giveaway