|An earlier version of Jamie's 'party cake' made for my husband's birthday|
We generally have to have chocolate cake when it comes to birthdays in our house as are the rules of my 5yr old son. I went through a phase of cooking Nigella's Chocolate Birthday cake, the recipe is from her 'How To Eat' book, you can also find it here. It's easy and it tastes really good, looks impressive too with it's shiny ganache.
|Jamie Oliver's Party Cake - work in progress|
|My birthday cake, decorated with pearly balls around the edge and tiny edible gold stars|
|There may be no smile in this picture but the cake was definitely a hit with my daughter.|
Myself and my husband then had a stroll up to the cinema to see Sherlock Holmes whilst my Mum babysat for us. Slightly struggled to keep my eyes open, not because of the film, although the start was a little slow, definitely was worth the extra bit of energy it took to get out of the house.
I was spoilt with lovely things including clothes, picture frames (must frame more photos this year, must must must), a lovely book about printing by hand, a coffee machine (not a good drink to be encouraged to drink I know...but at this point in my life when sleep is hard to come by, a posh coffee machine is exciting and lovely and needed).
Dragged it out a bit further and enjoyed meeting up with friends in the week too for girl-y drinks and lots of laughs. Good times.