You know what the best thing about a birthday is?
With the boyfriend nearing his 30′s this week (OK, late 20′s – same same!), I thought it the perfect opportunity to stop just lounging about on pinterest and “pinning” the cakes that I might like to make, and actually just make one! How amazing are some of the ideas out there? I could literally spend hours trawling through pictures on pinterest, but I always shy away from attempting anything, mainly because I fear this happening:
I’m not really a baker. I realised that I haven’t actually baked a thing since Eva left London (tissues please!). I find it more of a social thing, is that the right way to approach it? Even when I do bake – apart from those few months when I started making whoopie pies – I have never been adventurous in the cake department. I partly realised this when searching for my cake trays and finding I only owned cupcake trays… !!
I actually like to think I’m more of a decorator, a cake aesthetics expert perhaps?
There was this one time that Eva and I started experimenting with cake therapy (am I actually telling you this!?). The application of using cake to express our emotions through decorating them with swear words. For censorship reasons I can’t show you pictures of those, however I can say that they are rather effective in making you feel much better if you’ve had a bad day at work, or your goldfish has died, etc.
Anyway, I digress. You’re right who am I kidding? I’m just more of a cake eater.
Suffice to say, I’ve not yet reached my cake baking pinnacle – yet. So I decided that this year was special, and boyfriend deserved… drum roll…
A chocolate rainbow cake!