Thursday, 20 March 2014

Recent cakes made by the children

We have had a lot of celebrations in our house recently.  Usually I get a home made cake on my birthday but this means that Colin gets the leftovers for his birthday the next day.  So this year we agreed that I would have a shop bought mini Cadbury's cake for mine so we could make Colin one.  This is what he got.  It's a chocolate base with vanilla butter cream.  On top are mini eggs (bet you didn't guess that!), twirl, fudge and chocolate buttons.  It was rather tasty!


Then last week Colin had an interview.  Do you remember how he was made redundant from his company last year and although he got a new job it was temporary and a step down from his previous position?  Well, the company finally admitted it made a mistake and advertised his post as there had been an upturn in business.  To be honest, there had never been a lack of work for them and we had always said it would be re-advertised eventually.  Anyway, cutting a long story short, he applied, they interviewed him and last Thursday night at 6pm they phoned to say it was his!!!!!!  So we rushed out and got the ingredients needed to make him a celebratory cake.

Milky stars, malteasers and chocolate buttons decorated a vanilla sponge with vanilla butter icing.  3 Congratulations champagne bottle candles completed it.  We decided to surprise him and all hid in the hallway with party poppers when he came in from work at 8.30pm.  It was hard work baking and decorating a cake in that time and I was worried that the butter icing might melt as the cake was still slightly warm. It was DELICIOUS!  Well done hubby :)


12 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats to hubby Sharon. That is awesome.

Linda

geeky Heather said...

Woo hoo! Great news! My hubby would totally attack that cake with the mini eggs on it...he loves those!

* * * orangery - stitchery * * * said...

Congratulations, Great cake, and a wonderful news.
Sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

Annette-California said...

That's great news, congrats. Both cakes look wonderful. love Annette

Lesley said...

Brilliant news for you all. Your cakes look delicious.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice cakes and a great reason to celebrate! Congratulations Colin.

Christine said...

Congratulations Colin! The cakes look delicious

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats to Colin!! I hope they gave him a pay rise for messing him about in the first place :P
Cakes look so yummy with all this chocolate!!! Did you keep me a slice? :D Have a lovely weekend sweetie xx

Justine said...

Lovely cakes and congratulations to Colin!

Katie said...

Great news and yummy cakes.

Andrea said...

Well done to Colin. Ohhhh .... cake .... any left?

Shirlee said...

First off, I'm so happy to hear about Colin's job! Secondly, I really need to start eating breakfast before I read blog posts. Those cakes have me drooling : )