Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday food

So much to report since I last blogged but let's start with the important stuff: cakes.

All the family are home for the weekend to celebrate GrandDaughter's first birthday - which is actually on Tuesday but she's having a prolonged celebration.

First of all the cake for the grown-ups: Malteser cheesecake.
Then the birthday cake decorated by Daughter for the jungle-themed party.And the candles I bought. Special exploding candles. I asked the lady in the shop if there were special holders I needed to put them in. She looked at me and the candles I had in my hand. She took the candles from me, turned them the other way up and said, 'You stick the pointy end in the cake.'
'Oh. I thought that was the bit you lit.'

It was an easy mistake to make, wasn't it?

When I got home I told Younger Son and Son-in-law that I might have made a fool of myself in the shop. As one man they said, 'What? You? Surely not?'

I'm pretty sure they weren't being sarcastic ...

The candle looked very pretty anyway.


CherryPie said...

A very pretty candle :-)

Leslie: said...

Wowzers! I must admit, Liz, that I would have thought the same as you. Hope it was all a wonderful celebration. Happy Birthday, baby girl. :D

Ole Phat Stu said...

Exploding candles for 1 yr olds?
Whatever will Al Quaida get up to next?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Perfectly understandable misapprehension .
And just as well you checked . The sharing out of the cake might have been instant .

James Higham said...

What a busy bee.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

Nice distress flare, that :)

MaryB said...

Wait! Wait! She can't already be a year old, can she? Really? *sigh* Wonderful cake and candle choices!

Liz said...

It was smashing, cherrypie.

THank you, leslie.

Cunning those terrorists, stu.

You're my sort of woman, sonata!

You're telling me, james.

That's an alternative use for it, dd.

Don't they just grow so fast, mary?