My (Christmas) birthday cake 

It may or may not be weird but I have a tendency to make my own birthday cake. The reasons for this are:

  1. I love birthday cake
  2. I make everyone else’s so no one bakes mine 

    This year I finally decided to do what I say every Christmas and make myself a birthday Christmas cake! Confused yet? 

    I always make Delia Smiths Christmas cake recipe each year, it’s rich, dark and has never failed me. I made this for myself for my birthday. With quite a lot of brandy in it, it’s a good way to celebrate and will hopefully last me a few weeks (till I’ve eaten it) not that it will ever go off. It’s more sozzled than granny at a wedding. 

    Unfortunately the lurid shade of icing came from asking my nearly 4 year old daughter what colour she thought would be good and naturally it is pink. Still, as long as it has marzipan and icing then it can be any colour and I’ll love it. 

    Happy birthday to me and a big thank you all my lovely friends, family and of course my boyfriend who made it very special and made sure I was spoilt. As I’ve also had a bbq for my birthday I plan on trying to cook sweet things and bread on my bbq, I’ll let you know how it goes. 

    Only one month to go and it’s time to start the real Christmas cake…

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