Saturday, May 28, 2011

Birthday's all 'round

The month of May, has seen plenty of birthday in our family. Justin, Jake and Archie all celebrated being another year older, and of course we had cake, and parties to bring in the festivities.

For Justin's shindig, we celebrated with an afternoon bbq, filled with sausages, potato bake, vanilla sponge and of course pavlova.  It was a lovely afternoon in the sun; just as it was starting to get cooler.

For Jake's 23rd hurrah! I made a Chocolate Sand Cake from scratch with this fabulous book, and it was scrumptious. We grazed outside, as the kids played on their fort, and we enjoyed cake with coffee.

Last, but not least; for Archie's we enjoyed a party of course; with Sausage Dog cake, bubble blowing, arts & crafts, and loot bags full of fizz wizz.  It was a celebratory month with copious amounts of cake! 

Happy Birthday, Justin, Jake and Archie! Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Busy Bee's are Buzzing!!

I have been a very busy bee lately; taking photographs on the weekend's for the paper, writing media releases for work and organising the pants off colleagues, but, hold the fort - I'm back, and will start blogging everyday again... (I have taken Jake hostage, and will be using his internet to update)...

To kick off the blog bonanza, I'm going to do some posts on what I have been up to lately; majority of the wonderful things are cooking and birthday partying though - cakes all 'round!

So to start, here is the Mother's day cake that I made for Jake's mum, Leanne.  It was lovely, and filled with coconut and strawberries; we enjoyed it with a side of tea, and a second piece or three.

The Gold Coast, with a side of breakfast and Beth

Over the Easter long weekend, Jake and I went for a little weekend getaway to the Gold Coast to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We did some shopping, drank some coffees and cruised on along the coast singing and laughing the entire trip home; it was lovely... I did get to also squeeze in a beautiful little Easter breakfast date with Bethy, and it was delish!

* This Easter breakfast was delicious with a capital D
** The company was pretty schmick too