Tuesday 19 July 2011

A piece of cake

I've talked about cake making before. I'm fairly bad at it, but I love doing it for my kids. A cake baked with love, that hopefully they'll remember for the rest of their lives. I love an old-school birthday party, with just a handful of people, fairy bread and chocolate crackles. There are no jumping castles, magicians or caterers, just a trampoline, some music and kids running around like lunatics.

My last attempt at a cake was for Lil-lil's party last year. A princess fairy cake:

As Goosey's birthday approaches I'm trying to decide what to make this year. She's tossing up between a fairy garden and a fairy cloud. We shall see... I promise to share the finished product with you.

We recently went to our friend's birthday who had this awesome cake:

This afternoon, Goose and I will take a trip to Go-Lo to stock up on party favours and streamers, while I ponder party food, which will probably be Skip's famous homemade snag rolls and bowls of chips. 

Help me out, share with me some of your never-fail party tips, party food recipes, etc.


  1. Wow, I'm so impressed with the Barbie cake! I've not attempted one myself yet but no doubt the old baking skills will be tested over the next few years! Good luck with it all! xx

  2. Yes Corinne, I'm with you, good old fashioned parties around here also... at least while they're little. I don't think I can do the home parties for too many more years with boys, they just run a muck and trash everything :o/
    But I always like to make the cake... and I am no professional that is for certain. Something loving about baking your child's birthday cake... that you can't get from an upwards of $150 cake someone is paid to create. But then, each to their own I say.
    Other than the usual pies, sausage rolls, little franks, our faves are meatballs, jelly cups always go down well (making 3 or 4 different colours and setting each separately in a clear plastic cup, creating a rainbow of jelly, old school and a little fiddly, but the kid's love them), also with the fairy bread I use cookie cutters to make shapes... hearts, stars, little animals, can usually get 4 shapes out of a slice of bread.
    Hope Goosey enjoys all the prepping for her party :o) xo


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