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Birthday Celebrations

on March 23, 2015

Gillyboy number 3 celebrated his birthday with a Ugandan themed birthday party. He is heading there as part of a Fields of Life project in the summer.

 

  

 I had fun making a striped cake copying the bright colours of the Ugandan flag, complete with the national bird of Uganda – the grey crowned crane.  The flag of Uganda was adopted in 1962 with six horizontal bands of black yellow and red.  The black is for the African peoples, the yellow for the Afrocan sunshine, the red for the blood uniting all Africans as brothers. The grey crane was adopted as it is known for its gentle nature  and it’s leg is raised to symbolise the forward movement of the country.

Any resemblance of the grey crane on the cake to a chicken is purely to my own poor sugar craft skills. The cake was striped inside and out, thanks to the fabulous colouring Pastes made by Wiltons and was consumed with gusto by hungry teenagers.

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