It’s 7am and I’ve been up for two hours already thanks to my youngest, Oscar. I’m fueling up now with a cup of tea because today I will mostly be getting my bake on. Eldest, Bella, and youngest, Oscar will be celebrating their 5th and 1st birthdays respectively tomorrow. Birthdays mean cakes!
I’ve been briefed by Bella that she would like a strawberry and rabbit cake. Oscar has no choice about his pirate cake because I scooped up a silicone tin for a bargain a few months ago.
I really enjoy making cakes, and have a love/hate relationship that comes with slaving away in a hot kitchen until midnight the night before the party trying to get things just right.
I am mediocre at cake decoration – they look great from a distance until you get up close then they look decidedly ropey but thankfully they’re often gobbled up before anyone has the chance to judge! However I do not have a good feeling about today’s cakes, I feel a certain sense of doom that I think is because I’ve not used a silicone tin before.
So I thought I’d give myself a boost by posting about Middle Child, Jemima’s, birthday cakes – she was 3 in June.
So first off I had to make cakes for our German lessons and made use of some edible Suzy Sheep stick on things which I had left over from lasts years cake. I love the plain white understated decoration And then BOOM! Rainbow cake!
Then next came cakes for krippe (nursery/daycare) and I went with gorgeous contrasting yellow and blue, and more rainbows on the inside, though I don’t seem to have a picture of that.
And the pièce de résistance for my Winne The Pooh OBSESSED three year old was, of course, a rainbow Winnie The Pooh cake.
So by now, as you can imagine, I was freaking caked and rainbow-ed OUT. So my HILARIOUS husband decides to ask for a Rainbow Pinãta Frozen cake for his birthday just a couple of days later. Not one to loose face I gave him exactly what he asked for, although with cosiderable less effort!
Obviously these pics have all been Instagramed the hell out of. I ❤️ Instagram.
So now I’m ready for the day and I’m feeling a bit more positive about today’s cakey adventures. I’ll report back tomorrow!