Wednesday, May 20, 2009

D's birthday photos

... Remember I mentioned going to visit my sister the week before we moved?

Well I've finally pulled the pictures off the camera. It was a lovely weekend and great to spend time with my two nephews.

It was D's second birthday so my sister and I made a cake. D is obsessed with construction vehicles and rasenmaier (lawnmowers ... but he only knows the German word for it). We made him a tipper truck. The cake receipe is my trusted 1950's one and is great for carving into shapes ...

225 g butter
400 g white sugar
5 ml vanilla extract
4 eggs
15 g baking powder
375 g Plain flour
235 ml milk
1 g salt

Mix together in food processor and pour into shallow flat tin and bake at 170 degrees Celcius (fan oven) for about 30 mins or until cake is springy to touch.

Voila ... a few hours later with the aid of half a kebab skewer

oh and its much easier to cut out the shapes and cover them in chocolate before assembling!

This is Elsa ... she's my sisters really friendly cat

This is baby T, D's younger brother ...

This is the quilt I made D for his birthday
and also the Fisher Gansey ... although D wasn't for trying it on.

I'll be back later with a more up to date post as I'm knee deep in UFO's ... I'm being strict trying to get them finished before I start new things.

1 comment:

Vonnie said...

That is an AMAZING cake, Jen! Love the quilt and the gansey too, I've been meaning to start a gansey for Nairn and never quite got round to it.