Skip to main content

The birthday cake!

Today is my boy's 25th birthday!
Happy birthday James!
I decided to be a good little housewife and make him a birthday cake
so I asked him what kind of cake would he like.
I was given four ingredients.
M&Ms
Malteasers
Dime
Toblerone.
Well, that left me in quite a predicament! 
Whatever was I going to do?
I was telling my co-worker Tom about my little issue and he suggested a huge muffin cake.
I was intrigued, looked it up and thought Eureka! Tom has solved all my cake worries.
So after a little searching I found this. Perfect!

Now, I've a confession to make.
I cheated on my cake.
I had planned to do it all myself but alas, I didn't factor in that I was working yesterday.
So I bought this

It is as easy as it seems. Add some eggs, oil and water. Yum.
But if I was going to use all of the requested ingredients I was going to have to be creative.
So I chopped up two dime bars and added them to the mixture!
nom nom nom...

Then I got to try my new moulds (but I forgot to take a  picture of them.)
Why?
Because my housemate and I were too busy licking this

It was so good, we couldn't even eat it like civilised people
It went EVERYWHERE!

40 minutes later and it was the moment of truth....
Time to take our little experiment out of the oven.




Guess what!
IT WORKED!!


So we let our new bun child out of the oven and lovingly watched her cool.
I don't know if I've ever before been as proud as I was at that moment...

Back to requested ingredient number two.
Toblerone.
There was a little hollow in the muffin because of the mould.
Initially I had planned to fill it in with sweets.
Instead, I melted down some toblerone and filled it into the hollow.
Heavenly!

So about two thousand calories per piece in we decided to start the icing...
Again I cheated.
Sue me.

We added some Belgian chocolate for flavour and colour
and made a wonderful pipette out of grease proof paper

And then we began to ice and decorate...



We added the remaining two requested ingredients
and went to work on the candles

But they went very askew...
so we had to save them with even more chocolate

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!!

So what happened to this wonderful birthday cake?
Well,
on the stroke of midnight we brought it out in all its glory


so James could blow out the candles
and make a wish

I think his wish was to eat the cake
because there isn't very much left of it this morning!



Comments

  1. Wow, that cake looks amazing! Reminds me of Tim Burton for some reason!

    I made a cake using that mould recently for my sister, a pig one! http://rare-opal.blogspot.com/2011/05/pig-cake.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh yes and Happy Birthday James!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Thankfuls 31/05/2019

Not many people are aware of it, but I had a bit of a health scare last week. I went for a regular 15 minute check up with my GP and spent the following 5 days in hospital going through every test imaginable to man. I am still in the middle of tests but the prognosis is so far positive and I have been allowed home for rest which is fabulous, but good god did I get a fright. And if I am honest I'm not sure Stuart is quite right after it all either!


I have been joking how I would love a good old MOT (NCT for the Irish amongst us), for a while now. They say mocking is catching, and I have fairly gone through the MOT process this last week. Oh boy has it been a fast week! In that time I have had more blood taken than was shed in the Game of Thrones. My hand is so bruised it looks like I have my first tan! I have seen my pancreas, liver, kidneys and an ovary (very cool scan if I say so myself!), I have had my pee collected in little buckets/bottles for 24hrs, and I have pretty much eith…

Missing Marguerite. 14 years later.

On this day, 14 years ago, the world lost a little bit of its magic, when at 11pm, my little sister took her final breath and life changed as we all knew it. She was only 17 years old. 17 years and 19 days to be exact. As I sat here today reading all the lovely messages written about her, my heart soared with pride in the fact that in her short time with us, she managed to have such a big impact on so many people. Marguerite Mary O'Dwyer, an ambassador for mischief, mockery and for having a marvellous time. I miss her so much.

It is funny how every year there is something different that I focus on for the anniversary. I never choose my train of thought, I think the year since the last anniversary chooses it for me. Last night, I got fairly plastered on wine and when my other half went to his bed, I sat and sang along to every sad song I could think of. I had a wee chat with Mags before I went to bed and woke up this morning well rested and ready to seize the day. 
I got quite sad a…

Thankfuls 24/04/2019

It has been a long, long time since I have written a blog post.
I don't know why, it has taken me so long, nor shall I apologise for it.
I could give you a thousand excuses and reasons, but I guess the main reason is that I didn't feel like I had an awful lot to say!

That is not true, I always have a lot to say. The topics that have been on my mind however are quite emotive (mostly Brexit related, and let's be honest we have read and heard more than enough about that shite), and it is very difficult to write something when you yourself don't even understand how you feel about it.

For me it is mostly disappointment, and nobody wants to read a whole blog piece about me feeling disappointed. So tonight, I am writing a much more positive one. I am writing some thankfuls.
I have spent the last few months reading and writing. I have spent some time with my family back in Ireland, and spent some wonderful time with Stuart, his family and my friends here in Aberdeen. I was ref…