My little B turned 5 on Monday. Five whole years since we celebrated his birth...
He brings such joy to this household. A rufty, tufty, blonde haired, blue eyed bundle of gorgeousness.
And with each year passing brings the desire for Cake.
Birthday cakes are a cause of much excitement in this family. It's a tradition started by my mum when I was a child. We'd spend ages choosing the theme of the cake and it was anticipated just as much as the presents. I so loved this simple pleasure that we've made it part of our birthday celebrations and the unveiling has turned into an eagerly anticipated event. It's great because we're not very materialistic and it helps us to shift the focus of a celebration for all to more than the gifts. After MuCH deliberation, he was sure this year he wanted a "Mario" cake.
Hmmmm.....We needed two cakes for this celebration. One for the tea his buddies came for on Saturday and one for his actual birthday - and it would be devastating to disappoint!!
The first was a plain sponge with butter icing filling. It's topped with hand mixed coloured icing - so goodness knows the colour range, but I tried to make it look like Mario is bursting through the cake.
The second was a chocolate sponge covered with milk chocolate, sprinkles, white chocolate stars and a regal icing Mario face (which was SO much easier than the first Mario model!)
The look of delight on their face is AlWays worth the effort. We went to Wookey Hole with his best friends on Saturday (thank you TESCO voucher exchange) and had a fabulous day. It was wonderful to see them run, gaze in awe at the caves (and King Kong) and enjoy the circus show.
And despite all this, topping the list of memories of the day for me was seeing his gorgeous look of delight when he saw his cakes. Priceless.