I had the most enjoyable early birthday celebration with my Piggies. A few years back , birthday celebrations were just normal occasions whereby I received birthday gifts from the Piggies and hubby and was ‘Queen’ for the day, but this year the feeling was a bit different though….maybe it was the reality that age is really catching up that I felt different LOL! A lovely surprise indeed… besides a scrumptious lunch treat given by them, they gave me a beautiful book “ Cooks Quotations” , a collection of fine paintings and the best cooking quotes…wheeee…I am delighted with this gift :)
Surprisingly, last weekend, I did not plan to bake a cake at all . I thought of baking lemon pies for them as an after dinner dessert but since they have given me a treat, I have to bake this Chocolate Cheese Sandwich as a celebration cake. Since I have all the ingredients in the fridge drawer, I proceeded to bake this cake ( I learnt this cake from the baking class I attended sometime back ) . Luckily it turned out delectable. I won’t be posting up the recipe as it would not be right for me to do so :)) I managed to top it with a rich chocolate frosting in less than 4 hours…just in time for dessert and some picture taking…Super Mom ? :p
This cake was made out of love for my Piggies…Josh loves anything chocolatey and Jo loves anything cheesy and it was a great combo ! Do you like the cake decoration ? Is Momsie Elin creative enough ? :p My Piggies were thrilled to bits with the simple decoration . I plucked the ‘naughty boy’ from the garden (this plant blooms through out the year :) and it does complement the cake though. Excuse the poor workmanship..I am no pro but seeing the delightful expression on the Piggies’ faces as they savoured the cake was a joy no money could buy . Joy in my heart was the best gift God could have given to me for my birthday :)) . The candle, I stole from the kitchen pantry meant for something else LOL! Certainly not a candle for a birthday cake but who cares :p
Chocolate Cheese Sandwich...a delectable piece of cake to die for :p
a virtual piece for all of you who came here to wish me
Happy Birthday :p... .the wicked Elin thanking all of you
for the wonderful birthday wishes! :))))
I shared the rest with my colleagues...Lyn, Claire and Nancy
lucky angels !
the naughty Daddy...gotcha!...he thinks he looks cute !
a beautiful book from the Piggies
an ideal gift for me who enjoys cooking :))
Thanks Piggies for this....I love it!
Thank you to all my friends and readers
who came here to wish me Happy Birthday ....... :)))))))
“ The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. ”
- Sophia Loren