Made myself a birthday cake.
Chocolate mudcake with orange flavoured icing, served with Madagascan vanilla bean Ice-cream (Crunchie and Coconut Rough smashed into it ala Cold Rock) and fresh strawberries.
Could you possibly get any more decadent? I had to do it.
"Peace of Cake"
Is this not the coolest thing ever? Forget mini-cupcakes when you can make full size PEACE cakes! Bake tray made by FRED - I picked this up at a cute little store in Potts Point called "Bang" http://shopatbang.com
You may or may not know that I love to bake things. Especially mini-cup cakes.
I think it's the decoration part I love the most, playing with what flavours work together and making everything look way too good to eat!
So on the weekend while baking my birthday peace cake and deciding just what to serve it with, it got me thinking about all my past birthdays and why I love the idea of cakes so much. And after looking through some photos it's pretty clear where I get it from... MY MUM!
I don't think I ever got just a plain cake - here's a few of my faves...
2nd birthday - I kind of look scared... Maybe I thought it was a real rabbit?
Hickory Dickory Dock...
The Candy Store...
I remember that my mum didn't want me colouring in the candy stripes because I would probably do it messy... And I insisted that I was an awesome colouring-in-erer (in fact it was my favourite subject at school that year - duh!)...
The strangest thing is that I can clearly remember looking at my finished art piece thinking I had done the most spectacular job and that it was perfect... Check out my SCRIBBLE on the candy store top!
Just goes to show that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder :)
So age four is where it all started - the music and fashion I mean. We had an upright Pianola Piano that looked just like this. And you can see here I was a true lover of fashion - I mean look at my tracksuit... It had matching pants. Glad I got dressed up for my party.
The thing I love most about all of these memories is that the table cloth didn't change from my 1st birthday to my 5th. And even better than that is it's not the SAME table cloth - my mum just had heaps of the same style. Thanks 'the 80's'.
'Peace of Cake' silicon bake pan: Fred
Cakes from The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book (Vintage edition just re-released!!)
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