A small cake to get my baking season started and to hone my cake decorating skills.

Spring is here and the time has come for me to set aside my sewing machine, don my apron and start baking.  I start with the deep Franciscan sighs every year at this time because this is when the celebrations start.

first birthday cake_n

3 tiers…what was I thinking????? It was my little girl’s first birthday but even I tend to think this was a little OTT.

I planned to ease myself into party season this year with a small cake to celebrate my daughter and niece’s First Holy Communion (see picture above).  In a couple of weeks I will be moving onto a Baptism cake for my baby niece, followed (in swift succession) by birthday cakes for each of my children.  I really start to curse once I get to December because by this time I not only have a cake to make for my son Michael, but also a Christmas cake and perhaps even a gingerbread house and an army of men to staff it.

Anniversary cake_n

I created this to celebrate my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. The violets nearly sent me around the twist but they were essential since they are the flowers that my Dad has always grown in his garden (the ones he so often picks for my Mum).

This year I will not allow spring and summer baking to consume me.  I will pace myself and strictly set aside some time to write.  Who knows? The sudden rush of sugar could send me off writing in a flurry.   Goodness me I do hope so.

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  1. mydearbakes says:

    Well done! Your bake looks so lovely! =)

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