One of my fondest memories of growing up is that of my birthdays,reason being my mom’s home made cake. Every year without fail. The typical birthday cake would be a fresh cream and fruit cake sponge. But I detested this cake!!
Therefore for my birthday mom would make a plain chocolate cake. There would be no decoration or icing on it, as mom always said that something she was not inclined to do. But never the less that was the best cake I have ever had, nothing would compare to it. And to a large extend very few cakes have come close that taste over the years.
As a proud mommy of a four year old, I have adopted this tradition and made it my own. So for the last four years I have made my daughter’s birthday cakes. I’d like to think that they have gotten better in looks and taste over the years. I do it for the sparkling look of pride in my daughter’s eyes for something that her mommy has made especially for her.
Irrespective of busy I am with other birthday preparations, baking the cake is true labour of love for me, sometimes going into the late hours of the night decorating. And I hope to carry on doing this for a long as I can, or rather till the time the requested cakes get too complicated for me to decorating skills.
These cakes don’t have to be perfect or artistic, it does not matter if they are loop sided, or the icing is not evenly spread. What your creating is priceless, lovely memories.
Lets get baking today xx