Written on the 25th May

Today is Bob’s birthday and she has had a wonderful day! Yesterday we had a Disney Princess Party and Bob thought it was amazing! 

Regular readers of my blog will know that I don’t do things by halves. I put a lot of time and effort into Bob’s parties. After all, it isn’t every day that you turn 4! 

As my husband was cutting sandwiches into star shapes (all of the food had a theme) he got a little bit crossed and asked, ‘Why can’t we just cut the sandwich in half?’ I explained that I liked Bob’s parties to be special and I gently reminded him that there would be 2 birthday parties next year. 🙂 

The party and the preparations went really well but I did have a bit of a melt down in the week leading up to it. I was attempting to make Bob a princess castle cake. My goddaughter’s 1st birthday party was the day before Bob’s so I was making a cake for her too. 

I pride myself on how soft and squishy my chocolate cake is. I hate it when you cut into a birthday cake and it is dry and dense. The drier it is the easier it is to ice though so I understand why some people do this. 

I made a huge batch of cake mix to make 4 tiers, 2 for Bob’s cake and 2 for my goddaughter’s. For some reason my cake was even more squishy than usual. When it came to icing them I had a nightmare! The icing dropped of the cake and I had a bit of a meltdown. I blame the hormones, I wouldn’t normally cry over icing! 

I managed to fix them but I could see all of the flaws. Nobody else seemed to notice and everyone said the cakes tasted delicious so all was not lost. 

* Note to self: Do not bake 2 cakes at once whilst pregnant!


To see a collage of my pregnancy photos and links to all of my posts so far visit my Pregnancy Diaries.

 Posted by Charlotte on July 17, 2015 Pregnancy & Childbirth  Add comments

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