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ColorThrowDown #248 - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Cool Carribean.

After a month away from crafting and card making I am trying to ease myself back into challenges. I liked the color pallet for this challenge at Color Throw Down so I played along.

Just to show you what I've been up to in that month long hiatus I will share some photos.

My daughter Holli, her husband Glenn, her son Zackary, her stepson Cameron at Ham's Orchards May 2013.

Grandson, Zack enjoying his peach smoothie at Ham's Orchards.

Cameron Koster enjoying peach ice cream at Ham's Orchards. With my nephew Joshua Schaub.

Cameron's 14th Birthday, cake Skyfall theme.

Cameron's gag gift.

Nephew Josh and sis in law Carol's visit. Flora and Fauna in McKinney, Texas.
 Above photo can you spot the Green Herron in the tall rushes?

Turtle on a log.

Below: Huge Carp swimming in this little lake in McKinney.

Looky here! He caught a big bass in that little lake! Random guy fishing in lake …

I am remiss

Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I've had company since May 19. I am enjoying my family visitors.
Today I am working on birthday cake for my grandson, Cam. The party theme is 007 Skyfall. But Cam is a Broncos fan, so the cake will be orange and navy. Trying to suss out the right shade of navy. What a pain! But I think, after numerous searches I found violet food paste and royal food paste mixed 1 to 1 will give me a jumping off point.

This is the bottom layer  which is the blue. It's crumb coated and ready for black fondant.

Here's the blue layer covered in black fondant and the orange layer covered in red faondant. The "SURPRISE" for Cam will be when he cuts the cake to find his Denver Broncos colors INSIDE the SKYFALL cake!

Almost done. The big dice are made of rice krispies treats and covered with more red fondant. There are red fondant poker chips on the ends of the cake. Some small diamonds and hearts on one front corner and some tiny black dice th…