Living out here in the country I have many friends who adore animals. Gordon and Natalie, who share a January birthday have various dogs, cats, hens, ducks and ducklings, bees and an 18-year-old gecko. It takes them forever to tuck them all in and I thought a birthday cake featuring them with all their animal babies might be a bit of fun.
Jacques’ girlfriend saw the cake and order one for Jacques’ special birthday. Not only does he have goats, sheep and chickens, he feeds skunks and raccoons as well. NIghty-night!
When I was asked to do an accordion cake, I must admit I lost a little sleep. How would I do the squeezy part? Buttons or keyboard? (buttons!) After much research of what a squeeze box really looks like I squeezed out this cake. Hope Anna loves it as much as I loved making it.
A million moons ago while at university, a friend and I took a summer course in English Literature. While studying T.S. Eliot, the prof recalled a story where she woke up her husband and said, “Jeffrey! Are we measuring our lives in coffee spoons?” We thought this was a scream and have talked about it on and off for about thirty years. To commemorate my friend Peter’s visit here last weekend, we created this cake for a dinner party. I had purchased the spoons last year, knowing they’d be perfect for a cake for Peter. I was delighted to finally make it so.
Inspired from the T.S. Eliot poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
My favourite café celebrated its first anniversary with pennants flying in the restaurant. The staff celebrated with a little supper party after the shop closed and this happy cake was served for dessert.
Inside is colourful, confetti cake. Party on!
A great way to celebrate a Scrabble lover’s special birthday…cupcakes with edible fondant Scrabble tiles that spell a happy message.
Four-year-old Famke loves fairies. So what could be better than a cake of an imaginary land with purple and pink toadstools, smiling snails, daisies and happy bugs? Happy birthday to you, dear Famke!
To celebrate 25 years of running the Alexandria Non-Profit Housing Corporation, a summer barbecue was planned. The theme? Pinwheels and polka dots.