She was looking for something a little different from the traditional birthday cake.
After a few friendly emails, we discovered we were completely on the same wavelength and between us came up with the idea of a Cake Pop Birthday Cake.
The birthday party was to take place in Leaf, a fabulous little Tea Bar in the centre of Liverpool.
When I checked out their website, I was in awe.
As my husband will tell you, I have a little bit of a Tea obsession. I drink around 15-20 cups on average a day. So when I saw that they served a variety of Teas and a gorgeous selection of food I knew this was the place for me.
The lovely lady is a bit of a crafter, and she made the most beautiful paper flowers I have ever seen.
She sent me over some of the paper she had used to create some of the flowers and I used it to decorate my Cake pop holder to match the flowers.
Now, I have to be honest here. At first my husband and I went to the local D.I.Y shop and bought sheet wood and batons and all other manner of things, and spent a night constructing a wooden cake pop stand. It was awful. I was very upset and started to panic. The party was the following day and I had no way of displaying my pops. So I turned to the old trusty Styrofoam blocks.
I really did not want to use these but I wrapped them all up in co-ordinating paper and added a few little embellishments, and in the end, I think the overall look was pretty good.
The cake pops were a light lemon flavour with Candy melt coating in pale cream and black. I added a cute little black flower to match with the paper ones and was very pleased with how they turned out.
When I got to the venue I nearly fell over. the party was held in their function room upstairs. Truly a beautiful space for a party, wedding, christening just about anything really. I am honestly contemplating just having a party so we can use the space. I was going to spend ages describing it, but I will let the photos speak for me.
All photo credits go to my 11 year old daughter who spent a good half an hour snapping away, I was rather impressed with her shots.