Monday, September 14, 2009

My birthday cake by Ruth

It's not my birthday just yet, but my friend Ruth had me over for dinner for my birthday tonight. It was lovely - her fiance Israel cooked us dinner of chicken kiev and roast veges (pumpkin, potato, onion and garlic) with garlic bread.

However, the highlight was the cake that Ruth baked for me:

It was a chocolate cake filled with boysenberry jam and covered with chocolate icing and hundreds and thousands, and it was deliciously fudgy and moist. I am also very proud of Ruth because this is the first cake that she has baked in years. I feel honoured to be the recipient of this cake.

Israel put the hundreds and thousands on, and if you look carefully at the photo at the top of the post, you will see the letter "R" (for Ruth!) in the hundreds and thousands.

Here are Israel and Ruth enjoying some cake and conversation:

What a beautiful birthday treat - thanks Ruth and Israel!


Palidor said...

You've got awesome friends! What a beautiful and tasty way to celebrate your birthday!

Happy cook said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy the party.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday! How lovely!

Jane said...

It sounds like you have really nice friends! The cake looks yummy, and I love the term 'hundreds and thousands': it fits so much better than just 'sprinkles' as we call them. And happy birthday!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Palidor, I am very lucky!

Thanks Happy Cook.

Thanks Duckie, I know - my friends are lovely.

Thanks Jane - Ruth described the hundreds and thousands as "festive", and I agree.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Birthday Cakelaw and many happy returns!! What a gorgeous sounding meal ad the cake looks lovely! It looks like she never lost her cake making talent! :)

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful meal that must have been!!!!

Ivy said...

Happy birthday Gaye. How sweet of them. It's good to have friends that think of your birthday. The cake sounds great.

Peabody said...

Wow, way to get a man to cook for you.
Hope you had a great birthday!

natalia said...

Happy Birthday !!!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I hope you had a great day!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Lorraine - it was great to have someone else cook for me.

Thanks Jennifer - it was wonderful.

Hi Ivy, I am very lucky.

Thanks Peabody - I know, I want to borrow Israel!

Thanks Natalia.

Hi Wendy, thanks.