Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

Yes, I've been a bit quiet in the blogging department recently. I've had a few other pressing projects, some of the kitchen kind.

As I mentioned, I had an order for two birthday cakes for a certain pair of brothers' party. I pondered a theme that would fit both of them, and the outcome was:

Maisy!


Of course Maisy does lots of exciting things, including flying a plane...
which is right up Big Bro's alley.

For the record, Little Bro's cake was the plain variant of the Bill Granger's egg-free melt-and-mix cake (a bit bland was my conclusion, but the kids seemed to like it), while I stuck with my "traditional" cake for Big Bro, Nigella's chocolate fudge cake (it's always a winner).

I had one of those nice parental moments when I asked Big Bro later what his favourite part of the day had been. (I was fully expecting it would be "the presents".) After a pause , he answered "the cakes". Ahhh. But to bring me down to earth, he then went on "I liked Little Bro's cake best."
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Speaking of traditions (and Nigella), for my three birthday party attempts to date I have made Cheese Biscuits cut out in the birthday boy's (or boys') initial(s) plus their year number (and I realised I have never taken a photo!). The older kids at the parties seem to like them- and this year I was pleased that Big Bro also recognised the significant of the letters and numbers. It's always nice to see your efforts appreciated!

2 comments:

ilipilli said...

Fantastic! Love your Maisy picture - it's perfect.

(Sorry I didn't see this before. For some reason your posts aren't coming up in my Dashboard list any more...??)

_vTg_ said...

Thanks! I used a tracing from a picture to cut Maisy out from ready-to-roll icing (yukky taste but so easy to use; the rest of the cake was nicer-to-eat buttercream)

No idea about Dashboard; I tend to use my left side toolbar ("my blog list") to keep track of updates.

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