|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.