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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.



I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Party!

No-one told me that children's birthday parties were such hard work, and so stressful!
Caoimhe had her third birthday party on Saturday and of course I've been fretting about it for weeks. In the end it seemed to go well enough, and she certainly seemed to enjoy herself!

Thank you to all of our family and friends who came from near and far to help us celebrate, it was really appreciated and lovely to see so many loved ones under the same roof!¬ Caoimhe loved seeing everyone and of course loves all her presents!

I promised a picture of the cake. I finished it at about 9.45 on Friday night. It wasn't easy making and decorating it away from Caoimhe's prying eyes, so it had to be done at night after she went to bed.



It was made with a chocolate layer and a layer of vanilla with chocolate drops, sandwiched together with vanilla buttercream. I'd love to tell you how it tasted but I didn't get any!

Short and sweet this week, as my attention is being sought elsewhere. Small children make an awful lot of noise when they want you!

Don't forget to visit Wendy over on her blog for Handmade Monday and I'll see you next time.
Til then!

21 comments:

Jam Dalory said...

The cake looks great, very professional. I love organising kids events, especially the food part, although that might be because they're not my kids so I have less pressure! Hope the children all had a good time. x

Ros Made Me said...

What a fantastic cake! Peppa Pig looks fabulous and any three year old would have been thrilled to bits. The idea of entertaining a group of three year olds would give me caniptions!

Wendy said...

What a fab cake - it's no wonder you didn't get any! I remember the noise and chaos of children's parties when mine were little - and the post-party exhaustion and mess. Fun, though x

Caroline Nash said...

The cake is fantastic, good on you now you can sit with your feet up and maybe a glass of wine, alright orange juice.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Well done Helen, the cake is gorgeous. Definitely one or two days of feet up if possible.

goodnightboutique.com said...

I love it :)
Can't beat Peppa Pig really!

Sarah - Dragonfly-Jersey said...

Cake is amazing to look at and I bet it tastes fab....buttercream is one of of my most favourite thing ever!!
Hope you get some 'you' time soon xx

mcrafts said...

The cake is gorgeous! Yes, children's parties are a lot of work - have some relaxation now (not that its too likely at this time of year - but even a couple of hours to yourself would be nice) Mich :)

butterflyblossom said...

That cake is AMAZING!! I bet she loved it and thinks she has the best mum ever!!

Jenny Kearney said...

The cake looks like fun, glad your daughter enjoyed it!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

It's always the same isn't it, you put in all the effort making something as wonderful as this and then forget to have some yourself! I bet your daughter was thrilled wasn't she?

Kat Shenton said...

This cake RULES! I bet there is a small part of you that really didn't want that cake cutting. I would have been running round it fretting lol. Well done hun! This is a lovely piece of work.

Mrs A. said...

Love the Peppa pig cake. glad you managed to take a photo of it before it got dismantled. Hugs Mrs A.

itsamistry said...

I absolutely adore your cake :)Those little piggies rubbing their tummies is just classic - bet they ate all the cake.

Shelley Whiting said...

Your cake is cute and charming. I love the design of the cake. It's very quirky and fun.

Picto said...

It's lovely having the family and friends around for a happy event, and you can't get much happier than a childs birthday.
Yes they are noisy when they want to be :o)

Jan x

EmmaT said...

That's stunning. I'm not looking forward to making amazing cakes for my son - I can do the cake part, but decorating them - I struggle with basic icing!

Your Friend Susie said...

What a lovely cake! I know when my kids were small I never would have had time for a blog. But you do such a great job. :) I'm so glad you share, it brings back such fun memories.

Pickle Lily said...

Fabulous cake! I hope you have recovered now, in time for the Christmas countdown!
Jo x

Charters said...

Love the birthday cake, I bet you had to be quick taking a pic before it got eaten!

adaliza said...

What a super cake. Good excuse to make another (minus the candles) as you didn't get any! Keep the next one all for yourself!