In which we do some cake decorating
We were lucky enough last week to be able to have our birthday party in a local bakery, Love&Me. We have quarterly birthday parties for the students and this is the third one we have held now.
The first part of the party was to decorate cakes! Now we have done this before, back in August just after I came back from my holiday home so that was a long enough time ago for it to be new to most of our students now.
It’s very difficult to contain excitement when students are waiting for cake. Each student had a cake stand with a glass plate which spins around, meaning that it’s easy to get to the whole cake to decorate it. Needless to say that most of them were spinning these plates as fast as they could.
However, this had to stop as soon as the cakes came out. Paul and I were telling them that their cake would spin off and fall on the floor if they touched the plate, actually taking this whole thing away from them if they could not stop spinning!
Soon though, the bakery staff brought out the white icing to spread all over the cakes. Screams of joy were heard as the bowls and spatulas of the stuff were brought out and soon all the students were down to the messy task of covering their cakes.
Once the cakes were fully white, then they had the chance to decorate them with the coloured icing in the piping bags. Various decorations were chosen, as well as the choice of covering cakes with as much icing as possible (this child was told to sit down and not move until he was told to!).
After the cake decorating, the cakes were put into the boxes to be taken home in and then the birthday presents were given out. It was all boys with birthdays in December, January and February, the months we were celebrating.
After the presents, it was games time which Paul led as I had to go back to class. The students clearly had a great time!