Friday, 30 May 2014

Another birthday....

We have a huge family really, there are 9 of us, so birthdays come along pretty often. Today is the turn of my partner, and we were out today at a fabulous picnic organised by Roberts Bakery (more about that later), so yesterday was a baking day.

I made a simple sponge (weigh your eggs, take the same quantity of sugar and butter and cream together, add the eggs, add the same quantity of self raising flour, 20 minutes in the oven at 180C), but I used dark brown sugar and golden caster sugar and added plain chocolate chunks because these are things he really likes.

Then I let 3 of the children loose to decorate it....one of our 16 year olds is quite the artist, so she decided she wanted to 'draw' her Father, our 14 year old girl wanted to make chocolate whipped cream (add 1 teaspoon of liquid chocolate syrup such as Choc Shot or 1 teaspoon each of cocoa and sugar per 100g), and our 4 year old boy wanted plenty of sprinkles......


Job's a goodun....

And I bought him a lovely Game Of Thrones t-shirt for his birthday with absolutely no idea that the print on the front completely gives away what happens in the book he's only just started - doh!

Thankfully he has forgiven me....although I'll never live it down!

Casa Costello

15 comments:

  1. Great cake thanks for sharing x

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    1. You're welcome. It occurred to me that I usually only show the kids cakes - plus Helen from Casa Costello hinted I should add it to 'bake of the week' :D

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    2. I'm bossy like that! Thanks for entering #Bakeoftheweek - I did larf at you giving the plot away with the t-shirt!

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    3. I genuinely had NO idea. I assumed it was old news - I just chose the nicest looking t-shirt :D

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  2. heehee ;) When there's 9 of you I can think of no better excuse to make a flipping enormous cake! lol ;) xx

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    1. :D In November we have 3 birthdays within 3 weeks - even we begin to get bored of cake after that!

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  3. Oopsie on the t-shirt but Happy Birthday Mr Brick Castle

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    1. Cheers Angela - it's okay, he's caught up with the t-shirt now - phew! :D

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  4. Fab cake! Hope he had a fab birthday x

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    1. Thanks Kim - he did I hope, he seemed to :) x

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  5. Great cake, love the picture! Ha ha love that you ruined the book with one t-shirt! Sure he loved it anyway :p

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    1. Shhhh. He'll never let me forget it - even though he's caght up. At least I was only a week ahead of him :D

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  6. Love the cake - it's great when the kids get to design it themselves, hope he had a good birthday!

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    1. He did, thank you! It was beautifully done. It's not often you get a portrait on a cake :D

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  7. I am loving that cake, I hope he had a great day (and oops on the tshirt)

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