I kept it simple a thin layer of jam and a smear of butter icing in the middle and then a thicker layer of icing on top and a recycled ribbon around the edge to add a bit of colour and we were good to go. Now when I put the Happy Birthday candles into the cake in person this seemed like the right way round ... seeing it on the photo makes me realise that what my brother said was right.
It does read Birthday Happy!!
He didn't want us to light the candles as he didn't want to blow them out ... Covid and all that, not that he has it, he was just being super careful ... SO I can use them again and have the debate all over again about which way round to place the HAPPY and the BIRTHDAY 😄
In my defence when you held the cake at eye level it DID read the right way round.
It looks absolutely delicious!ReplyDelete
Could you have the candles going around the edge?
Possibly it would have worked that way too, but it looked more balanced with them centrally placed. It's all gone now so we'll have to wait until the next birthday to play with the candles. Maybe cup cakes with one candle on each :-)Delete
Now that would solve all the problems!! You could plan birthday anagrams/Scrabble with the cakes like the Fawlty Towers opening.Delete
I think it looks fine however you read it. The most important thing is that it tastes fine. And I applaud the covid-safe candle-savingReplyDelete
I hadn't even thought of that until he mentioned not to bother lighting them as he didn't want to blow on the cake.Delete
We'll believe you, Sue. I'll bet you wish you'd taken an eye level photo!ReplyDelete
Haha ... it doesn't matter now. The important thing was he was pleased with the cake and took the remaining half home with him to have the next day, if it lasted that long!! He must have enjoyed it because he has already asked for another one at any opportunity.Delete
Well I read it as Happy Birthday otherwise it would have been reading Back To Front!ReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I always read front to back, which is why it made more sense as I pushed the candles into place. :-)Delete
Wishing your brother a very Birthday Happy! What a fab looking cake and what a lovely sister you are baking a cake at 5.30am. xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, he enjoyed hi birthday, he usually spends them on his own so it made a nice change for him to bring Mum to us for the day.Delete
It wasn't really me being a good sister I'm afraid I just have to get up and stay up once I wake up these days. I'm in far too much pain first thing to be able to lie in bed for long.
I looks perfect to me! Good job!ReplyDelete
It was just the job with a nice cup of coffee. :-)Delete
A lovely Cake! Well worth waiting to see it! I read it front to back too, Sue, so it looks fine to me. Golly to a 5.50am start :/ What a lovely Sister you are :)ReplyDelete
I meant 5.30am start 🙄Delete
I have just been waking up around this time for the past couple of weeks, no alarm setting or anything. I'd rather it was at least 6am though, that would be much more civilised ;-)Delete
It was my granddaughters birthday too but she'd requested Lemon Drizzle from her mum. Whereas I love a traditional Victoria sponge like you've made. The drizzle cake was good nevertheless.ReplyDelete
I've not had a lemon drizzle cake for ages, it's one of my favourites as long as it's not made too sickly sweet.Delete
A very nice cake indeed!💖ReplyDelete
Thank you, it was very tasty.Delete
It looks happy and festive no matter how you read it. I'm glad it was a happy event and I love the blue ribbon.ReplyDelete
It was just a bit of recycled blue ribbon from my sewing box, but it matched up with the candles perfectly.Delete
The words are in the perfect order as Birthdays are supposed to be Happy.ReplyDelete
How pretty! I have been craving cake but must not give in. Please pass my birthday best wishes on to your brother.ReplyDelete
Thank you I will.Delete
Nice to meet another Granny Sue, and I am a Great Granny Sue too :-)
A very Happy Birthday to your brother! You made a lovely cake!ReplyDelete
I think he had a good day, and he definintely enjoyed his cake. :-)Delete