my brother and i on his birthday. more on that below…
this month marks SEVEN years of this old blog being in the world! i never knew how long i would be able to keep it up, seven years is beyond expected! if this blog was a child it would already be in big school… aaw i’m imagining my sweet blog child, wearing an oversized school uniform and eating its packed lunch on the sports field at break time.
so, back to that opening picture. we still don’t know why my brother was so upset that day – i mean, look at his amazing train cake. that was one of the most exciting things about birthdays, we got to choose the cake our mom would bake us from the legendary Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. every Aussie who was a kid in the eighties or nineties would be familiar with this book, and it is also a household name with most South African families. let’s be honest, everyone wanted the swimming pool cake, but most moms were too scared to attempt it!
i’ve always wanted to do a post about this book, and now’s my chance. i asked my mom to scan in a few of the best cakes from our original copy, which still sits on her cookbook shelf. there are 108 cakes in the book!! read the wikipedia article, it’s hilarious. i can’t wait to bake one of these cakes for the little guy… happy birthday blog, i should bake you a cake, too.