I do miss making the pretties though, particularly as my family won't tolerate any of that kind of thing. They like their cake hot from the oven, with nothing but a large pool of double cream. If I dare include buttercream or icing it gets unceremoniously scraped off and thrown in the river. Humph!
So tomorrow is the birthday of our beautiful next door neighbour, Kate. When we have a long day and our lovely Poops would be on his own for longer than we are happy about, this wonderful lady comes and takes him out for walks, throws sticks to his hearts content, and gives him so much love that when he heard it was her birthday he insisted I bake her something special. Isn't he great?
I was very taken aback by the strength of the reaction the cake invoked from Kate though, and guilty about the tears - but so thrilled that it made her happy! I just hope that her and her family enjoy eating it down to the last crumb!