Baking birthday cake. And tidy type.

Blueberry cake

It was my birthday on Monday, and in our house blueberry and chocolate cake is called birthday cake. To make it even more special we sprinkled it with sugar and pretty edible petals from Steenbergs. Using my usual cake recipe but with blueberries. I promise this week to try some new recipes!!

We took Monday off and went to Moro for lunch. The food was out of this world. They really outdo themselves on the vegetables. I of course took my camera and documented it all on Lovely Food.

My birthday was a bit of a bumper year for presents to make up for all the years we didn’t believe in presents. I now firmly do. After lunch we caught the bus (it was freezing cold and windy on Monday โ€“ too cold to walk) from Exmouth Market over to Tottenham Court Road and up to the camera shop. I was a very lucky girl and got a proper heavy tripod and a light reflector for my birthday present after spending the past few weekends trying to hold my camera onto my ancient Sony tripod and take food photos at the same time.

This morning I got up early with the girls and came down to work. Sunday mornings are my time for reflection and invariably blog writing. So this morning I saw a lovely spread from Sweet Paul magazine by Casa de Perrin on Instagram and I thought I’d dig out my old graphics tablet I bought back in 2005 and start writing on my photos.

Which looked too messy in the end. Sorry for people with missing images but I had to race downstairs and delete it in the end and go for tidy typography instead.







4 responses to “Baking birthday cake. And tidy type.”

  1. Gillian avatar

    The petals are so pretty. I think i prefer the typography to the handwriting.

  2. Mondomulia avatar

    Belated happy birthday!! A visit to the camera shop – isn’t it the best way to celebrate?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! avatar

    Oh that looks amazing! Happy belated birthday.

  4. Barbara avatar

    this is such a pretty cake!

    hope you had a very special day (a tripod sounds wonderful!)

    Barbara ๐Ÿ™‚

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