A birthday feast of cake
I had my birthday recently and much to my delight all the lovely pressies that came my way were very cake themed – hurrah!
I got three very different books on baking and some super cake decorating equipment.
I am especially pleased with Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A golden treasury of classic treats. The recipes are all inspired by favourite children’s books and it is absolutely the sort of book I wished I’d though to write myself.
There are lovely black and white illustrations throughout and half the fun when flicking through the pages, is trying to guess which children’s book they’ve come from.
I do wish though that there were some picture of the finished recipes, just because the images on Jane’s blog always look so tasty.
I also got this lovely cake stand and a gorgeous, gorgeous cake slice from Bombay Duck.
I already have the teaspoons to match the cake slice, but apparently there are butter knives too – how exciting! If the good folk at Bombay Duck happen to read this post – it would be a lovely idea to perhaps make some Vintage Teaparty cake forks? Just a thought!