Yup cakes… I like making my kid’s birthday cakes and sometimes I get a little bit too caught up in it!

I think Jake’s 3rd Birthday train was the first time I crumb coated anything! Instructions from the Betty Crocker website.

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Followed shortly by Lorna’s 6th PJ party!

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For Jake’s 4th party I was obviously busy that year because I stuck an octopus on a shop bought teenage mutant ninja turtle.  It did not prove popular!  In my defense the party was in the Sea Life Centre.

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We were in Spain for Lorna’s 7th birthday and then had a party in the Make Shop and we bought a cake (2014 was not a good year for cake creations!)

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Things were different in 2015 (I was on maternity leave!).  Jake was going though his army/bird-watching phase.

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And Lorna had a very wet party in the woods in Kilruddery.

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In 2016 things got interesting: we added a birthday, an anniversary and took on a communion cake!

Helen’s 1st birthday (this one had graduated pink layers on the inside).

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A glass cake for our 14th wedding anniversary.  The cake is Nigella’s devils food cake, which I have used a few times since: https://www.nigella.com/recipes/devil-s-food-cake

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Elsa’s Holy Communion lemon drizzle cake.

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Jake’s 6th football cake (nothing original about this one!).  Though I am proud of the cupcake football match.

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Lorna’s 9th flower cake. Instructions from: http://thecakeblog.com/2016/03/chocolate-flower-cake.html

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2017 … in the middle of all that writing and submitting my PhD, there was cake.

 

One turtle cake (Helen 2nd birthday)

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One GAA cake (Jake’s 7th)

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and the one I call ‘pimp my chocolate biscuit cake’ (for Lorna’s 10th Party)!

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