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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!


It's my birthday today and reading Shannon's post over at Rabbit and the Duck got me reminiscing about the birthday cakes mum used to make my brothers and me from the Woman's Weekly Childrens Birthday Cake Book. Each year we would choose a cake for mum to make and one year I asked for the swimming pool cake.

Yes that's me in the photo on my 5th birthday with my Nonna and I look like I am getting ready to blow out the candles. The swimming pool cake had green jelly in the middle which was meant to be the water with little plastic dolls swimming in it alongside cocktail umbrellas and the whole cake had tim tams lined around the outside. Mum always did a fantastic job at replicating the cakes in the book. The recipe called for chocolate biscuit sticks to be used on the outside but hey, you really can't do better than tim tams.

11 comments:

Leah said...

Happy Birthday, have a beautiful day! I still have that book and my kids choose cakes from it every year too ♥♥

Red Letter Studio said...

cute cake! almost as cute as you when you were so little! happy birthday :o)

rabbit and the duck said...

That is an amazing version of the swimming pool cake : ) I think we could be on to something here, I wonder how many people have old photo's featuring cakes made from that book? : )

ruby-jo said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I would love to see everyone's birthday photos with cakes from that book. I bet there is a lot of us.

Marina said...

Happy birthday - discovered you via the DUST forum - love your brooches, they're divine....

NeverEverEmma said...

OOH! I love the swimming pool cake. You have inspired me to share my version: http://nevereveremma.blogspot.com/2009/08/swimming-in-cake.html

Sam said...

Awww! Look at you Jo! So cute! ...and your Nonna is a sweet heart!! What a kind and wonderful thing to do for a little person! Many happy returns Jo!

lyptis said...

Oh thats a lovely picture, ure looking quite happy!

The cake is nice, the green jelly looks like people swimming in seaweed.

ruby-jo said...

Thanks for all your comments :)

AnastasiaC said...

happy (belated) birthday!! hope you had a FAB day!!
hey i always pictured you as a blonde!!

mummalu said...

I still have the 1982 version of this cookbook! What fabulous memories :)