Well today was Melbourne Cup and for all of you that don't know, Melbourne Cup is known as the horse race that stops the nation. It's run on the first Tuesday of November and for everyone that lives in Melbourne it means a 4 day long weekend ( if you work for a generous company)
Crowds flock to the races and the Flemington grandstand are usually packed to maximum capacity. This year they had over 100,000 people. The atmosphere is similar to that of a large party with champagne flowing, racetrack fashions and ladies with huge hats. I highly recommend going if you can!
But for me l celebrated it with a BBQ at our house with some dear friends, it was a bit of a last minute affair so l quickly whipped up my classic vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. I decorated the cupcakes with some lucky (unfortunately unlucky for some) horseshoes which were made out of fondant.
Here is a snapshot from our BBQ, they all had jockey hats on (back to front apparently it's cooler). Cooper was the lucky one and won our sweep, he was so excited with his $40.00 win as was I. His parents on the other hand won nothing, oh well better luck next year.