So!! My family were selected to review this awesome car! We get to drive it for two weeks in return for us sharing out experience! Pretty cool! So the car! It is a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Seduction 2.0l Blue HDi
Just like it’s super impressive and long name the car is also super impressive!! Today we had our first full day of driving :)
Starting with taking our four kiddos to school - master 5 & miss 7 are still in boosters. My son finds it pretty hard to buckle himself in & even I find it a struggle to reach around and get the buckle in. I suspect with a different style car seat this wouldn’t be a problem. My 7yr old has a different booster & has no problems :) I love how each seat in the middle has it’s own anchor point for car seats they also individually move fwd and back to adjust to that individuals need for leg room! The boot is small with all 7 seats in use but fit all 4 school bags plus hubby’s bag too! There is more storage underneath that tray also :)
After the school drop off we drove into Auckland city - I dropped hubby off at work & then drove to kingsland to have breakfast with my mum, dad & sister :) the Eco feature where the engine turns off when you come to a full stop is awesome. Feels kinda weird at first & is humorous/slightly annoying when you’re in the city & it’s red light, drive, red light, drive :)
I manage to score a park right outside the cafe - this is where the cameras on the car are awesome! I used the 360 camera to check that I wasn’t over the yellow lines :) that was so cool!! I included a pic of the camera view:) It was great to be able to see where you were. The warning sound when you are close to hitting an object is great but annoying ;) I believe you can turn that function off though.
It was another drive through Auckland CBD to pick up Glenn & drive back out to the country. I had a few errands to run in the afternoon also - we were stopped with the cows crossing - one decided she quite liked the car & came pretty close! ;)
The kids LOVE the car - it’s almost frustrating having them in there though as it’s all new and they just want to touch everything and push EVERY button!! All I hear is ‘what does this do!?’ My son loves being able to see the speed and said ‘mum! You did 100 centre meters!!!’ We then had a conversation about kilometres & how they were different to cm ;)
There is so much to talk about. So I will leave it there for today - but the thing I love most at the moment is the keyless aspect!! Getting to push a button to start the car is the COOLEST THING EVER!!! ;) I am in love already and none of us want to say goodbye to this car! :/
"It is fun to have fun, But you have to know how!”
This is my most FAVOURITE cake to date!! I have wanted to do a Cat in the Hat themed cake for a long time :) NZ Cake Decorator’s page on facebook had a mini cake competition going on - I wasn’t going to enter, then I read my son the cat in the hat before bed one night, saw the pic of the cat balancing the cake on his hat & holding all the other things & knew I HAD to create that in cake form!
SO the bottom (black cake) is 3” round, the hat itself is just made from fondant mixed with tylose powder & the pink cake is also 3” round.
My next goal is to make this into a bigger scale cake! can’t wait to find some time to do that! :)
Iron Man for Joshua
Josh is one of my son’s besties :) they both LOVE iron man!! so for Josh’s 5th birthday I made him an Iron Man cake! it’s a pretty simple design with the chest piece on there - leaving room for the complicated figure on top ;)
the boys loved it - I however… never, ever, EVER want to make another Iron Man… ever.
Hey! Short answer is I use ganache & I flip my cakes upside down :)
longer answer can be found here :)
hope that’s helpful!
Pink Barbie themed cake :)
This is a CUTE cake! LOVE it! it is only a little 6” chocolate cake with choc ganache - but visually looks awesome, with two tones of pink, black & of course bows - you really get the barbie vibe :)
I was sad to see this cake go! but Nessie loved it! so YAY!!
Everything is AWESOME!
My son Ezekiel is obsessed with Lego! he has an addiction and he’s only just turned five! When he finally got to see the new Lego Movie all he could talk about was his birthday cake. He wanted it to be the top of the Office Tower that Lord Business keeps the ‘kragel’ in :) I asked him to draw the office tower - & also checked the movie to see what it looked like & then did this very basic version which he loved :) I used Emmet & Wyld Style from earlier in the week & made Lord Business to go with them. If you’ve seen the movie then you’d understand why I had to include “everything is awesome” on there :)
My Son’s Pre-school cake
Zeke LOVE’s lego! his birthday cake will also be a Lego Themed cake which will include both Emmet & Wyld style on there also. This was just a little 6” simple cake for his last day at pre-school before he starts school!
All the kids loved it & his face lit up when I brought it in :)
I used an awesome tutorial from The Violet Cake Shop on facebook for the Lego figures :)
Fireman Sam Cake
This cake was for my son’s friend Kasey. He loves fire engines and Fireman Sam especially so it was a no brainer what his cake needed to be! Again I went with a 2D fire truck, based off the ones on fireman sam. I used a Debbie Brown book to follow how to make Fireman Sam :) so nice to just follow instructions sometimes instead of making it up as you go which is what I usually do! :)
Kasey, his mum & family were super happy with his cake. It was an 8” Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Choc Ganache.
Madison’s Frozen Cake
My daughter like a lot of other little girls LOVES the movie Frozen :) so it was no surprise when we talked about her birthday that she requested a frozen cake :) I was supposed to make Anna as well but I was not well that week and it was more than enough for me to attempt Elsa as well as Olaf!
I decided to go with blue, silver & white - just to be a little different as there are SO many ‘frozen’ cakes out there! Once again I got to use the awesome plaque my husband made me for her name :) Elsa was incredibly difficult to make - I have deep admiration for those decorators who can make her look just like her! because I can’t!! LOL! Olaf however, I was pretty happy with him :) Madison loved the cake so that’s what counts!
Hey wildedear :)
thanks so much for your question! I am assuming you are mainly working with buttercream? it is possible to still get sharp edges with buttercream, although far easier with chocolate ganache as it sets up super firm!
have a look at my answer here…
that craftsy class is brilliant as it shows both buttercream & ganache & she gets a sharp edge with both! :) hope that helps!