As a child, I loved perusing the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake book each year as my birthday approached, choosing which cake I might like Mum to make for me that year. Once we were old enough it became a bit of a tradition in our house to choose which cake we wanted for our birthday. I never wanted chocolate, it always had to be a butter cake.
Birthday cakes are getting fancier and fancier these days. Plastic icing on a child's cake just doesn't sound like a fun cake for a child (in my opinion). Butter icing is where it's at! Unfortunately my Mum got rid of that very special WW Birthday cake book, something I was very upset over as I had a deep desire to inherit it! Luckily, MR's Mum has a copy that she still uses for her one grandchild. I'll have to put in my dibs on that copy.
Here's my 4th birthday cake, the first one I came across when hunting for photos to share. Those little silver cachous balls used in the necklace were the best. I loved sneaking into the pantry and pinching a few to crunch away on.
Other cakes I can remember having are the swimming pool, the piano, the witch and the cat. Many happy memories.
I'd love to see a photo of a birthday cake from your childhood. Leave a link in the comments if you post about it!
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