i can’t claim to be the best cake maker i know, we have cm rachel for that, and to be honest, round here there are a lot of talented bakers. but i am keen. i do believe that treats should be home-baked and so i make sure there are always bananas in the freezer for banana loaf and oats in the cupboard for flapjacks and the fixings for friday pancakes are always to be found on my shelves. but from the middle of july to the middle of august i was mostly making birthday cakes. far too many for one family.
my dad’s 60th. i was actually sick after this one, but think it was the seafood that preceded it.
sonny’s sandcastle cake for his birthday by the sea. throwing sugar at buttercream is just way too much fun.
sonny’s birthday cake no.2 for family tea. with added scooby doo characters because he seems to think every cake needs a whole theme.
my sis and bro share a birthday meal with a malteser cake finale. sparkler-tastic.
it’s not a birthday cake but the august bearwood tapestry cake sneaked in there too. i cheated because i was caked out and used bought sponge flan bases sandwiched together with chestnut puree. i did however make the ganache to cover it all with and toast the almonds! hey and it’s the tapestry tonight so if you’re in the area, pop along (hit the bearwood tapestry link for more info).