23 March 2009

Birthday madness

Madeline turned 7 this month, so of course cakes must be made!
She asked me to make her a butterfly cake. So I got to work and made quick work of this one (I've made this one before). When it was completed I proudly displayed it for her. In front of all her friends I was informed promptly and in her new 7 year old bossy tone that she wanted chocolate icing, NOT pink and purple icing with lollies and marshmellows! Then she vomited. Well after she'd blown out the candles.
However, I was pleased (well not that pleased really) to find out she vomited from a particularly nasty gastro bug which laid her flat on her bed for the next four days and it wasn't my cooking.
As I had made an extra cake for the rellies I covered this one in chocolate ganache. Went down a lot quicker than the other one!!

Ahh finally a 3 month break till I have Johnny's birthday cake to beat from last year (a tugboat pulling a barge of lollies!). Of course some people would say why bother and prefer to buy a ready made cake and chuck some candles on it. I see now that's smart thinking. But I've brought this on myself. Now I've started, the mostly reluctant competitive part of my nature (must be from my dads side) has kicked in, and I have put the pressure on myself to be the mum who is up till the wee small hours of the morning putting finishing touches on a cake that will be eaten in 5 minutes flat. Also now the kids have noticed and won't settle for anything less!!!

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