It is party season again in our neck of the woods. There are a lot of birthdays in November.
I enjoy going to the kid's parties....it's special to celebrate the birthday child, it's fun for my kids and I get to catch up with the local mums in a relaxed setting.
I also enjoy seeing how the parents celebrate. Sometimes the parties are very simple; a shop bought cake and a play in the park. Sometimes they are themed down to the very last coloured lolly.
I love both style of parties and everything in between and I've done a little bit of both. For me, birthday parties are a great avenue for creativity and as long as I'm not stressed about it then it's a fun little project.
However, my cakes are always pretty average. They look very much like the amateur I am having spent the bare minimum of time on them. My specialty? A new toy or some lollies on an iced cake :-p
Here is my son's 1st birthday cake.
There are a lot of serviettes available for that little cake.
A teddy bear theme for number 2.
Number 3 was all about the farm.
We had fun with a jungle theme for birthday number 4. You can tell I have two kids here and even less time and energy...nice and plain!
Another super easy one for at the playground for Master 4, even the icing is incomplete. He didn't notice. The firie bath squirters put out the flames, of course.
I did a "Berry 1st Birthday" theme for Little Miss, lots of red and pink. I love the simplicity of cupcakes, so easy and attractive.
My friend who loves gardening celebrated her birthday earlier this year so I surprised her with this creation. I enjoyed this one, especially shopping for 'vegetable' lollies.
Birthday number 5 was monsters.
Miss Two celebrated in rainbow style. I went all out and hired a cake tin for this one for $8 (and I think the shop keeper gave me back at least half of what I paid when I returned the tin clean...bargain!)
Why am I showing you my amateur cake skills?
Well, because my birthday is coming up and I am thinking about cakes.
Did you notice a theme here at all? Lots of homemade and decorated cakes for the kids and one for a friend in 5 years.
But none for me.
This year I am going to make one for me.
Nice and simple....cos that's what I do.
I might even buy myself some lollies or a toy to put on it. I'll let you know.
PS. If you like professional homemade and decorated cakes , check out Cakes and Chocolates by Donna. She is one talented lady.