Word of the Week – Cake

Yesterday it was Boo’s 10th birthday, my little girl is growing up fast.

She watches loads of cake making videos and as her party involved making stuffed dogs she decided that she would like a dog cake. We looked at loads when we eventually agreed on one that she liked and I felt I could make.

Since I got sick I’ve not been able to make cakes like I used to. For one, I can’t stand in the kitchen for long periods of time. Also, my hands and eyes don’t work like they used to. It makes me sad, but I always like a challenge, so I challenged myself to make this cake for Boo.

chocolate dog cake

At Boo’s party we made the stuffed dogs which was fun, then the girls each had a plain cupcake to decorate in celebration of their dogs birthday. I also gave them a little candle for their cakes but they were a little rowdy so we decided not to light the candles.

dogs birthday cupcake

Star and the Little Man also wanted to help so they made some cupcakes and decorated them with buttercream and chocolate chips for the party.

So, this week has not only been all about Boo’s birthday, but about the cake!
What word sums up your week?

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  1. July 28, 2017 / 8:44 am

    That dog cake is brilliant! What a great idea for a party, too, glad everyone had fun and a belated Happy Birthday to Boo x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. July 28, 2017 / 10:10 am

    What a fabulous idea for a party. Especially for 10 year olds. Love the cake. Must have taken ages to pipe the icing, if nothing else. Hope Boo had a wonderful birthday. #wotw

  3. July 28, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Happy birthday to your girl!! That cake is fantastic. Well done you! It sounds like she had a fantastic party x

  4. angiemwebster77
    July 28, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Happy birthday Boo! The cake you made looks fab Anne. I'm not great when it comes to baking, scones are my limit, so wish I could make cakes. It sounds like everyone had fun at Boo's party hope she was spoilt. Have a lovely weekend x

  5. travelingchristie
    July 29, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Ah Anne that cake is amazing well done, and what a great party theme I bet they loved it x

  6. karenblower
    July 30, 2017 / 10:09 am

    Cake is always good! 🙂 and that dog cake is awesome! love the idea for the party. Happy Birthday to her x

  7. liquoriceuk
    July 30, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I love that dog cake you made – it looks amazing. What a great idea to decorate cupcakes at Boo's party too. Hope she had a lovely birthday 🙂 #WotW

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