Last time I drafted in Blogger and sent the html of the report to our Event Director for uploading to the Westerfolds parkrun website, and later realised it was hosted by Wordpress. This time around I drafted in Wordpress (there are subtle differences with tables and the captions on photos), but there were still a few issues - mainly the width of the photos. Well, third time lucky, right?
In lieu of a proper post about my Saturday (I spent parkrun making sure it ran smoothly, and there were no problems, so it was uneventful), I'll share parkrun eve - when we put together the Westerfolds parkrun birthday cake! We had some wonderful feedback on the cake, so it's great to see that our enthusiasm for parkrun cake is shared across the wider parkrun community.
"And Westerfolds parkrun… well, what can I say about their cake other than AMAZING!"That's the kudos we received in parkrun Australia news today, but we also received plenty of love from those on the Westerfolds parkrun Facebook page, and also from "The Prof" who shared it on the parkrun show AU's Facebook page. So I thought it might be nice to see how relatively simple it was, and assist to bring on the epic parkrun cakes!
|The finished birthday cake at Westerfolds Park on the weekend.|
Last week I gave Leesa the "blueprints" to the cake - stencils of simplified contours from a topographic map of Westerfolds Park. She did the cake baking on Thursday, and on Friday we shaped the layers and decorated the cake under her supervision!
|The base layer (where the lowest point was going to be the Yarra), and the first layer of the park.|
|Second layers of the park on the cake (divided by Kestrel Creek) while Mrs Event Director Iwona mixes in the colour for our Kestrel Creek and Yarra River and I start cutting out the hill.|
|Green fondant for most of the park! It was horrible to work with on Friday as it hit 34℃ that day - but we still managed!|
|Then we added the blue fondant for the Yarra River and Kestrel Creek.|
|The tarmac we used for the Westerfolds parkrun course, one of the two bridges, and a simplified Manor House at the top of the hill.|
|Some miniature parkrun flags and kilometre signage.|
|Then a few fondant trees here and there that Leesa had prepared earlier.|
|And finished off with a little bit of parkrun branded edging! Saved how the cake looked as the weather really made it difficult to smooth the edges and side of the cake.|
We've set a standard for our birthday cakes now, but at least we now have a whole year to plan for the next one. Any ideas?