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Bring Back the Spotted Turtle Birthday Cake

 Bring Back the Wild Birthdays is an amazing concept for a birthday party.  When I was asked to make a cake that matched the invitation and included a Spotted Turtle I was very intrigued.  Rather than bringing a present each guest was to bring a toonie to donate.  I mentioned to Miss E that this would be a great idea for her next birthday party.  I thought since Gillian was turning 7 and Miss E would be 7 on her next birthday, that it would be a great age to start.  Miss E was all for the idea.  That is until she explained how she would see it work out.  After she bought what she wanted from the money everyone bought, she would give the left over change to the cause.  Hmm...fortunately we have over 6 months to work on the concept of giving back.

Back to the cake.  It was a two layer vanilla cake with teal butter cream filling and icing; covered in fondant.  The cake matches the party invitation.  The Spotted Turtle replaced a butterfly.  The little owl is my favourite.  I bought a new alphabet set from Flour Confections.  Love it!  Then I added a small flower to each letter for some flower power.

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