August 14, 2011

The THEME of the 21st Birthday Party was......

Steampunk is a sub-genre of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.

It is needless to say that the night was filled with VERY interesting characters.......

.........and things that Glowed.

Then there was THE CAKE.

Steampunk artistry requires a back-story..........this is mine.

It is called a "WISH-ANARIUM"......

........ it is designed to be powered by the SMOKE that is generated by the BLOWING of BIRTHDAY CANDLES.
In theory the more candles the more smoke and the greater the  chances of the wish being granted - but we opted for just one large smoke stack each.

The smoke is blown towards the Fluted Smoke Collector and channelled into the contraption through a series of pipes, which in turn powers the gyroscope at the top, spinning it to such a degree that it throws off Wish Granting Energy.

Hmmm... Sounds impressive doesn't it?  If only it actually worked......

[There will be more pictures of the party and the cake posted on a separate page soon.  The Cake was designed and made by ME and is not for sale.]
Footnote: The Page showing extra photos has now been retired.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Wendy, that is just amazing! What a fantastic cake. The whole theme is brilliant - love the glowing things.

    Did you make the costumes as well?