A Tale of Two Cakes

You may have already heard the tale of the (thankfully not chocolateless) chocolate cake… it’s already quite famous, you know. But on my return from the stashbusting expedition*, I found another waiting:


Sponge cake with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and cream. Drooooool……

(Dermot’s first ever sponge cake, he will have you know. What do you think Liesl, should we enter him for next year’s Melbourne Show?!)


My birthday (one with a 5 in it) is, in fact, tomorrow, but Sunday is a much more celebration-friendly day, which is why we did it all today. (There is, however, an ominous bag of goodies awaiting kids-in-big-bed time in the morning. In the immortal words of Lola,I can’t wait, I can’t wait!)


It was delicious! (There’s none left, by the way… but it’s not quite as bad as it sounds, we did have guests come for yummo roast-chicken dinner as well, we didn’t polish off the lot by ourselves!)

All that and the Finders Keepers market yesterday with Niamh too. An entirely satisfying weekend!

*If you follow that link you can find a picture of me blowing out the candles – I am clearly moving very fast… which is when I am at my most photogenic, I think**! Thanks Cam 🙂

**I also have quite the photogenic foot, as seen over at Bec’s place. I point this out only to reassure you that I am not kicking Houdini-dog in this photograph, but merely scratching his chin with that foot (which left him in raptures, and my hand quite untainted by Houdini-dog smell!)

9 responses to “A Tale of Two Cakes

  1. Awww, that’s lovely! That’s a professional looking (read store bought) cake, he can sure bake! he won’t won’t get rejected by the Royal Show judges! Your description made me think of The Castle teehee. I didn’t even think of your foot in that photo! Glad you made it home in time for such nice treats, have a glorious day tomorrow!

  2. good to see you were spoilt on your birthday!
    many happy returns!!!

  3. That sponge is a beauty – tell him to get practising. The RMS is only 11 months away!

    Happy birthday xx

  4. That cake looks so good!! Happy Birthday, Mel!

  5. Wow that sponge is magnificent! Definitely the right quality for the old biddy judges.
    Houdini was very impressed with all that extra attention yesterday.

  6. Oh that sponge looks super tasty! I’m very impressed.

  7. oh that cake looks divine… I think a definite blue ribbon winner in next year’s show! Happy belated birthday!

  8. Hi Mel,
    How are you? Long time no see. Busy working, but on holidays now. Loved your bag. Are you back on your kilter?

  9. Mmhh, that sponge cake looks delicious. I haven’t had breakfast yet and now all i want to eat is cake. Might have to make some chocolate brownies!