Little Mudlet turned 10 a short while ago and to celebrate this special birthday, I decided that not only did she need a more grown up style party and I would have to come up with a cake to match the venue. We settled on the idea of a pottery painting party for Little Mudlet, two of her friends and Middle Mudlet, at the local pottery studio/shop called “Live, Love and Create”, followed by a rather grown-up tea party at “Shipley’s Curiositeas”, a lovely little tea shop opposite the studio. I’ll cover the pottery and tea party in another post because THIS post is all about the cake ……….. Continue reading
One of the drawbacks to being the person who makes the birthday cakes for your family, is that when it comes to your own birthday you generally have to settle for a shop bought cake ….. if you get one at all that is. Another drawback is that the expectations of the family start to rise with each birthday, with demands for even more fanciful and elaborate concoctions from the younger members of the household whilst older members (that would be Mud by the way) sample each creation, mentally scoring it against the Marks and Spencer one he had 20 odd years ago.
I have made the birthday cakes for every one of our younger girls special days. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for poor, disadvantaged Eldest Mudlet. For her first 4 birthdays, she had to make do with bought versions, not that she minded at the time. Continue reading