Marcia happy to take the (nicely decorated) cake on birthday
A MUCH-LOVED lady and regular face at QCWA, craft and Rockhampton Cake Decorators, Marcia Edminstone celebrated her 70th birthday on October 27.
Marcia has been creating sweet things for others for more than two decades and has played an active role in Ridgeland's QCWA for more than 27 years.
To the ongoing delight of newlyweds, kids and bigger kids, Marcia has passed on her craft of cake decorating to her only daughter Elaine, who now makes custom-decorated cakes and shares her skills with others through Cakes by Elaine courses.
Marcia has continued to keep up her busy pace even after retiring from Ridgelands school in 2001.
Born to Mona and Ken Scott, of Lion View Dairy, Nine Mile Rd, Marcia started work at Penny's Grocery Store in East St at the tender age of 14.
Marcia and Ian Edminstone were married on April 10, 1965 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bolsover St, Rockhampton.
Joined by a small family gathering at high tea in Glenlee on Sunday, October 27 Marcia celebrated her 70th birthday in true cake decorator style with cake and decorations made especially by her daughter Elaine.
The two have been making cakes for special occasions for decades, so Elaine said it was the only fitting way to celebrate the start of her Mum's 71st year.
"Mum didn't originally want a party, but we decided after all the parties and cakes she's helped put on for everyone else it was time to put on a special day and cake just for her," Elaine said.
Grandson Thomas and son-in-law Dean Anderson were right behind the idea, helping out with preparations, and along with many others wished Marcia a very happy year ahead.
Marcia's son Ken, his wife Joanne and two children, Linda and Trevor, were unable to make the trip from Warwick but phoned to wish her happy returns.