Another year, another birthday. This year I celebrated by baking up a storm and then hanging out with a bunch of friends for some sugar overload times in the park. Fun!
It seems that every time I bake, I decide that since I do it so rarely I should bake all the things at once. Which results in baking from Friday night to just before the guests start to arrive on Saturday afternoon. But it's fun to have an excuse to try out some new and delicious looking recipes.
|No added food colouring! This is just from maraschino cherries|
The cherry cake necessitated a last minute frantic hunt for a maraschino cherry provider in Sydney, but it turned out ok. I think it was a mixed success though, the icing was heavy on the butter and not everyone was a fan of the almond/maraschino flavour of the cake. I liked it though, and it definitely looked gorgeous (thanks to decoration by Andrew, I had trouble getting the food colouring to take with all that butter!).
|Cherry-Vanilla Layer Cake (recipe from Sprinkle Bakes)|
|Sage and polenta madeleines (recipe from Kitchen by Marie Claire) and Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies with salted caramel buttercream frosting (recipe from Endless Simmer)|
|More of the spread|