Happy Birthday To...

Happy Birthday to......ME!
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday dear Meeee
Happy Birthday to Me

Gimme a few hip hip hoorays. Awww, thanks.

I love presents, I love attention (but only on my birthday) and I love birthday cake! One year when I was young (maybe 10 years old) I asked my mum if was going to have a birthday cake. She grumbled a bit and said she'd pick one up after work. It was a honey and ginger swiss roll (the cheap ones from the shopping centre) and I was soooo disappointed, it just didn't feel like a birthday. From that day on I told myself that it wasn't going to be a good birthday unless there was good cake!


Now i'd call that a good 30th birthday cake, even if I did make it myself - hehe. My daughter and husband made me a mothers day cake (i should post that up sometime soon) but i gave them strick orders to NOT make me a birthday cake (you'll see when I post the pics) because I wanted to make one myself.


The cake was originally going to have flowers on it but they didn't turn out, then I was going to have ruffles on it but my Dad said 'those carnations look nice' so i scraped that idea, then I remembered my Maisie Fantaisie book Sweet and Simple Party Cakes that hada polka dots cake and voila - here it is. I must say this polka dot cake is fantastic for beginners, not only does it look good but you can hide any imperfections with the dots - yay.


A cool little trick, hiding the bottom with some rolled fondant, it made it look kinda professional.


Whooa, I made the chocolate fudge cake in the book and boy was it sweet. I love sweet things but it was a little hard to eat. I'll definitely cut out some of the sugar next time (it has 4 cups!).



The original Dotty About You by Maisie Fantaisie.


Apparently the 30's are the new 20's (whatever that means!) so it's good to be young again!

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I,m 30 too but a few months back. The cake looks really nice. I like tho polka dots :)

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  2. Happy birthday! Having 30 is great!
    That cake looks amazing, I bet it tastes good too!

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  3. Beautiful cake - stunning!
    Happy (beleated) birthday wishes

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  4. I cant believe you are 30!! You look way younger than me!! (I was 30 in January, and I cant even remember if I had a cake....) I like the photo with the feathers on top of the cake... very professional!!

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  5. I was browsing the internet and came across your birthday cake! Belated birthday wishes to you and well done with the cake! May x

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  6. Hello,

    Where did you find your 30 cake topper?

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  7. Anonymous: I found the topper at Spotlight in the party section. They have just about every age and occasion available.

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  8. Thank you! Is there a website for Spotlight? I have never heard of them. I live in Michigan.

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  9. Anonymous: Spotlight is Australian. I have no idea if they ship overseas or not but their website is www.spotlight.com.au

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  10. Thank you for the info! And your work is beautiful!

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  11. Great design of cakes. Nice job.

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  12. Amazing Design of Cupcakes in different kinds of occasion. Congratulation.

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  13. Simple yet elegant cake for people who are celebrating their 30th birthday. Beautiful indeed.

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