Friday, 29 August 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday and the baker in me couldn't not bake a cake. I made it as pink and girly as possible, cos I deserve it....hehehe. This cake recipe comes from the book Cakes Galore and is a Golden Buttercream Cake but I added pink colouring instead of yellow. The sponge is light, moist and buttery, finished off with lashings of sweet heavenly buttercream. I couldn't resist adding some pastel spots to finish the cake off with an extra girly touch. I am looking forward to a day full of fun, gifts, cake and quality time with hubby and my son!



To all my fellow bloggers I've cut you all each a virtual slice of my birthday cake, enjoy!


27 comments:

Beth said...

Happy birthday x

Loving the cake. Where did you get the pastel spots from??

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this very special cake and I'm totally enjoying sharing it with you, even if only virtually! Have a wonderful birthday Maria, and YES, you deserve every bit of it!
Love and hugs,
Patty xoxo

Ivy said...

Maria Happy Birthday, sweetie. I hope that you have the most terrific birthday in your life and I like the look of that girlish birthday cake.

Nickki said...

Happy belated birthday Maria! Hope your day was all you hoped for and more. :) The cake looks so delicious, I can just taste it! :)

Jules said...

Happy Birthday Maria. I love your wonderful cake!

nicisme said...

Gorgeous cake - many happy returns to you Maria! Hope you had a lovely day!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! Pretty cake. Congrats also on your award!

Apples and Butter said...

Happy Birthday! And what a beautiful cake. The girly pink colors are just perfect for a birthday cake!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Maria I gasped when I saw this cake...so pink and girly....I love it.
Happy birthday!!!!!

Emiline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I love, love your cake. It looks so pink, soft and pretty. I know I would like it.

lilmizlynn said...

Maria, Happy Belated Birthday. Hope you had a great one this year. The cake looks awesome! Simply loving it!! :)

Chawanmushi said...

Oh mine! Maria ...the cake has such sweet colors.
Just like to wish you a belated happy birthday and may you have lots of blessings too :-)

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday sweetie and hope you had a lovely weekend with the family :)

I just love your birthday cake all in pink with those beautiful dots!!

Rosie x

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks really girlie.
Pleased that you are still cooking from this book.

Maria said...

Thank you everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes and comments!

I had a lovely day and was spoilt rotten. One of my gifts from hubby is a pedigree British Shorthair Cream Kitten!! I can't wait to bring him home but by breeders laws they can't let you have the kitten till they are 13 weeks. I will post pics soon!

Maria
x

Maria said...

Beth I bought my Pastel Spots from Blue Ribbon, they are a specialist cake shop but they also sell online.

Here is the link:
http://www.blueribbons.co.uk/

Maria
x

Sally said...

Maria, sorry I missed this. But hope you had a great day, and I love that cake.
Arhhhhh, a new kitten, what will it's name be?
Happy Birthday love. MWA MWA.

Maria said...

Hi Sally ;o)

Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I have named my new kitten Ollie! I will be posting pics of him very soon ;o)

Hugs
Maria
x

Dani said...

happy belated! that cake is too adorable for words

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Happy Belated Birthday. That cake is simple yet beautiful. I love it!!! I am adding you to my list of blogs I love as well. I will be returning.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Happy late b-day!

LOVE your cake and love you blog!

~melody~

Bimmer said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maria!

Your cakes has such sweet colours! I'm sure it tasted great too! :)

Maria said...

Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes! And a big welcome to my new blog readers!

Maria
x

hayleynichols88 said...

That cake is adorable! I also love your flower (I think it's a gerbera) at the top of your page, looks awesome : )

hayleynichols88 said...

Oh and happy birthday! xxx

Gigi said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maria!

Ruth E said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

Beautiful cake to celebrate with