Preparations for my Opa’s Birthday

Still alive, dratted diss still not finished, hence still slaying dragons. *sigh*

In August my grandfather will celebrate his 90th birthday and we’ll throw a party for him in our backyard (will the duckies & the ducky-poop be gone by then?). I’m responsible for the cake (or at least that’s what I’m trying to tell my Mom – the whole party-planning thing is freaking her out). And because I’ve got those very, very cute tea cake & petit fous tins, I’ve decided I am going to bake several kinds of mini-cakes (red wine cake, egg liqueur cake, coconut & white chocolate cake, redcurrant cake) and some tartlets (oreo tartlets filled with tangerine cream, orange curd tartlets) as well as a big fruit cake. The great thing about those itty-bitty mini cakes is that you can bake them in advance and put them in the freezer. Take them out an hour or so before serving, let them defrost a little, then pop them into the oven for 5-10 minutes, and voilà – the fresh cake taste has been magically restored. 🙂

And because it’s Opa’s 90th birthday, I need some kind of elegant cake stand and colour-coordinate all the displays, right? Soooo …. have you ever seen those old, English folding cake stands? Well, I’ve just won one of those on ebay, and it’s very pretty indeed, if you can trust the picture (well, I do hope you can trust the picture!) Have a look:

Isn’t it pretty?

And now I have to slay some more dragons. Wish me luck!

3 thoughts on “Preparations for my Opa’s Birthday

  1. Laura Vivanco

    I wish you the very best of luck in your fight against the dragons.

    My unsolicited and unnecessary piece of advice for the day: Don’t attempt to wear a folding cake stand on your head. It may give look like a pretty, frilly alternative to a helmet but (a) it probably wouldn’t work (b) your dragons are not real and (c) it would be an indication that you were joining Don Quijote in being an example of the dreadful consequences of reading too much about knight errantry.

  2. Sandra Schwab

    Laura, you’re giving me ideas. *g* Wearing the cake stand to my classes and unfolding it in the middle of the lesson might be a good way to reduce the number of students in my classes.

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