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Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Baby Girl's Birthday

My baby turned 11 today. It's been a lovely day and she's gone to bed tired out and happy.

I'm exhausted! Imogen goes to a swimming disco on a Friday evening, so I planned to use that time to make her birthday cake, it never occurred to me that it might be cancelled! It ended up being a very late night...

Chocolate cake was mixed, beaten and folded until arms ached...

Once baked, I had to wait for it to cool down so it could be covered with lots of buttercream icing inside and out, hiding all the tasty chocolate...

By now I was feeling very tired and wondering why on earth I hadn't found time in the afternoon to make it.

The outside was covered with very yummy praline chocolate fingers...

 and the top had some One Direction wafer pictures on for Imogen to swoon over...

 This afternoon was spent preparing for a family tea party while Imogen and her friend were out with Adam.

 The cake was a success

 After everyone was full, Imogen and her friend attacked a pinata

 I was a little nervous for my china, but thankfully it was fine. It took a lot of bashing!

I can't believe my baby is 11 and I'm so proud of the lovely young lady she's growing into.

Take care


  1. The cake looks so good! Imogen looks beautiful. Happy Birthday to her. Well done and preparing such a lovely party.

  2. Lovely yummy birthday cake....choccy fingers yessss yum! Looks like everyone had fun....ages since I've seen a piñata, but they are a must for a party. A very happy birthday to Imogen who looks very pretty in her pink dress.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  3. What a beautiful daughter you have! Fabulous feast and yummiest looking cake. I hope she has a huge lovely happy weekend!
    Best Wishes,

  4. Happy birthday to your daughter
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  5. Happy Birthday Imogen! The food looks fabulous, the cake looks delish and Imogen looks beautiful. Glad your china survived the pinata!

  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter, looks like a lot of fun was had! :) x

  7. Your birthday cake looked very yummy, I must say.

    My middle son was 11 at Christmas. I can't believe he will be t secondary school in September!

    Leanne xx

  8. Happy birthday to Imogen, it looks like she had a lovely day, and the cake is fantastic.

  9. Belated birthday wishes to Imogen! It looks like you all had a great time. Jx

  10. Happy Birthday to Imogen! Your cake looked divine! You are right, she is a beautiful young lady.

  11. What a yummy looking cake - Miss M would love it, she is a big One Direction fan too!!! I would just love it for the yumminess!
    Angie x

  12. Looks as if a good time was had by all!!

  13. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! The cake is looking amazing! Seems she had a wonderful day!
    Best wishes! xBarbina

  14. Happy Birthday Imogen. You're cake is beautiful and so are you. Your mum is rightly proud.
    Love from Mum

  15. Happy Birthday Iomgen. You did a brillant job on her cake. Looks like a good time was had by everyone.

  16. Happy birthday to Imogen! The cake looks yummy - I've not come across praline fingers before but will be looking out for them now. I'll be spending Friday evening baking birthday cake too as it's my daughter's on Sunday. x

  17. What a beautiful cake! Happy birthday to Imogen.

  18. Happy Birthday to Imogen. The cake looks sooooooo tasty! :o)

  19. Ah, happy birthday to Imogen! The cake looks amazing. x

  20. ~ Happy belated birthday wishes***** to your beautiful girl! ~ and what a lovely cake...How special.....~ with kindest thoughts...Maria x

  21. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. The cake you made looks delicious! x

  22. Imogen is beautiful! Oh I could just eat a slice of that cake.


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