Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Birthdays

Phewwww busy round here this last wee while.  My two bundles have birthdays just 90 minutes apart so we can still get away with joint celebrations.  This year we started off with a lovely family party with lots of yummy food and cake. The Hansel and Gretel cake was a big hit with big and small people.  It has always been, although admittedly a wee bit scary, a fairytale I like.  Big up the kids for getting rid of the witch, and unusually its the girl that triumphs over evil (Gretel sees of the witch)! Anyway that is all besides the point for the kiddos- the point being lashings of butter-cream and, well tons of sweets.  No harm done for a days celebration.  A small soft play party for their friends on Sunday rounded the celebrations off nicely and the best bit no clearing up afterwards!

Back to a bit regular posting soon, Jo xx

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  1. Sounds perfect and that cake is brilliant! x

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    1. Thank you! I let them eat a lot of the sweets after the party! Jxx

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  2. Sounds like you all had a lovely time ... love the cake ... did you make it yourself? ... Bee x

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    1. Hi Bee, yes I did make it myself. Used Nigella's buttermilk birthday cake recipe and a lot of buttercream! It was lovely, Thanks for commenting Jxx

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  3. Happy birthday to your two little ones. The cake looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you, lovely of you to comment, Jxx

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  4. That cake looks great! Any chance I can get you to make a pirate themed cake for my wee one's birthday? :-) x

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    1. Yes, yes I would- I love making cakes! Well the ones that look a wee bit hand made- a friend made a pirate ship for her boys and it was ace- she gave me the Nigella recipe (Thanks Lynne), Jxx

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  5. Great cake it looks wonderful. Birthday hugs for your beautiful children x

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    1. Thanks Karen, That is very kind of you. We celebrated really well- they had a ball, Jxx

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  6. 90 mins apart - goodness! The cake looks perfect and the celebrations sound very fun. Your kids are so gorgeous - love that photo of you on the sofa having baby cuddles, it's lovely. x

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    1. I know they almost share the same birthday and they are so alike but three years apart! Thanks for visiting. I went a bit mad on the colour saturation in these pics as the day just seemed so full of colour- I wanted to super charge it in the pics! Jxx

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  7. Sweet pics, hope they both had a great day. That cake looks brilliant, I used to love help making these when I was younger. I'm inspired to make one now, Elizabeth would love decorating it with the sweets. Have a great weekend Jo. xx

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    1. Hey Caroline- thanks for coming here- yes the cake was great fun to make and eat! you should do one- apart from the pitched roof which was tricky it was quite easy- buttercream and sweets cover a lot of mistakes! Jxx

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  8. Great photos! Love the cake. Happy belated birthdays :) Reminds me of when I played Gretel in the school play. X

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