Heidi had this huge surprise birthday cake made for her DH, Bernardt which we had to secretly collect during the course of his birthday party. A few of the girls managed to sneak away and drove to Marietjie, the lady who bakes these extraordinary cakes for every occassion imaginable. Fortunately Marietjie lives just around the corner from Heidi-them in the same estate. Once the cake has been delicately loaded into the car, perching precariously on Heidi's lap, the car's aircon was turn on full blast, to keep the icing from melting and we litterally leopard crawled on four wheels back to Heidi's house, managing to negotiate a few nasty speed bumps as well. We parked in the neighbour's driveway, so as to first establish whether the coast was clear to offload the cake. We tip toed through the kitchen back door, but as we approached the party table, Bernardt caught us in the act, but needless to say ... he was truly surprised and absolutely adored his cake as is evident from the photos below. Heidi gave, one of the family photos I took during September last year of them, to the lady who designed the cake. The photo is printed on rice paper and I must say the effect is so realistic ... it looks like the laptop is really switched on. The laptop perches on a book (from cake of course), of which the title is 'Man van Formaat' which translated means 'Man of Substance by Dr Heidi Nel'. And this cake does not only look fantastic, but really tasted delicious and left us all with black lips and tongues from the colourants in the black icing. And yes, there were exactly 35 candles on it.