Monday, March 14, 2011

May all your dreams come true

The Child decided she wanted a very simple celebration for this year's birthday so friends gathered in a beautiful local park on Saturday for a late afternoon picnic/barbecue. It was perfect. Candles were blown out just as the sun was setting, kookaburras joined in the singing and then we all slowly drifted up the hill towards home. BFF in tow, of course, for a sleepover.

Today is the Child's actual birthday so a second cake is in the oven, Bill Granger's Never Fail Chocolate Cake, which even when it does fail (I've had the occasional problem with it falling in the middle) is delicious.

Happy 12th birthday baby x

Edited to add: Bill's cake lived up to its name!

Tip: For a sparkly heart like on our cake, lightly press a biscuit cutter into icing while still wet and sprinkle with edible glitter.

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