Monday, January 14, 2013


Dean waited all day, til after dinner for his birthday cake, so naturally only 2 spoons would do !

This is what a newly turned 3 year old looks like, who has forgone every meal that day waiting for birthday cake.

While Rick took Liam for a 5 hour return trip to the airport to collect his parents, Dean and I baked a cake for his and his grandfather's birthday.  They share their birthday, separated by 75 odd years, but otherwise twins no?

In fact, when I announced that my baby was due in January 2010, my father-in-law immediately piped up and said "hold on til 13th".  I said alright, pretty much knowing it was a done deal as the same thing happened when Liam was due.  Dad said "hold on til 2 August" and I said "alright", and so it was (this date is my parents-in-law wedding anniversary and their twin daughters' birthday).  I'm a good obedient daughter-in-law I've decided.

The cake is Nigella Lawson's victoria sponge as seen on this blog before.  I iced it in a cream cheese frosting.  The colours of the layers were chosen by Dean himself and inspiration for the cake top was Pinterest (of course!!).  It not quite the creation Rick made the year before, but I am still pleased with it.

And so it is with birthdays and gatherings, I was hot and sweaty and running here there and everywhere.  Thankfully, my gorgeous friend Shelley was on board and grabbed my camera and snapped this pics.

The birthday boys and us.  I wasn't going to include this pic here as the state of my kitchen was woeful and I was just a tad sweaty and frazzled.  But I included it because this is my family and I love them so crazily.


  1. Happy birthday to Mr 3. The cake is fab. Love the last picture and love that you included it even more. I see a beautiful little family celebrating together with much love and joy. Nothing more, nothing less.

  2. Happy Birthday little man and Grandpa! The cake looks delish Fiona - and I'm telling you there's no other way to eat cake but with two spoons, two hands - two of everything! Looks like Liam enjoyed his cake :)

    Sophie xo

  3. Love the cake! How wonderful to share a Birthday with Grandpa.

  4. Aw, happy birthday Dean...your cake looks delicious!

  5. A beautiful cake! Happy birthday Dean. Thank you Fiona for the gorgeous comment over on my blog yesterday, made my day. And your yellow brick road description made me smile. Happy summer days to you and yours too xx

  6. What a gorgeous family shot...belated happy birthdays xx

  7. That cake looks fantastic!

    lg xx

  8. That cake is brilliant. I love the colours and the 100s and 1000s. So good.

  9. That cake is brilliant. I love the colours and the 100s and 1000s. So good.

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