Saturday, June 8, 2013

Birthday blow-out!!!

My son Brendan and his girlfriend Virginia came down to the coast last night to join us for the weekend.

My husbands birthday was on the 30th May and mine is on the 11th June, so Brendan, who is training to be a Pastelero, (a patisserie chef), made us a surprise birthday cake!

One half of the cake in the photo below, the half decorated with chopped almonds, is chocolate sponge, turron (a liquid nougart mixed with whipped fresh cream), whilst the other half, is the same chocolate sponge but layered with more fresh cream. Then the whole lot is drizzled with caramel.  

We all just had a slice.....it was very nice indeed!!!!



12 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a wonderful yummy cake indeed!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. It was nice but very very fattening......the diet has to start soon!

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  2. Please send a piece or better still Coop's girlfriend can deliver it in person :)

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    1. I'll send Kara regardless, she is in season and is being a proper little floozie, I can tell you!
      We were recommended by our vet NOT to have her spayed as she is so small and epileptic, but my goodness I'm wishing we ignored her advice!!! :-0

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  3. sounds too rich for me! Looks delicious though, and enjoy your birthdays.

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    1. I hope my son doesn't read this, but I'm afraid it's too rich for me too....I've had one slice but no more, which is such a shame, as well as a waste.
      Thanks for the good wishes!

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  4. Looks very yummy, what a lovely lad to make this for his mum and dad. yes I know that bit rhymed but there you go..
    :)

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    1. Thanks Dee! And for the poem too! LOL. A poem by Dee, especially for me......

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  5. That cake looks so yummy. What a sweet son you have. Happy Birthday to both you and your husband.

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    1. Thanks so much Lene! It is very yummy but a bit too much for me!!!

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  6. I'm glad to say that nothing is TOO rich for me....so send it over here!
    The way the weight has been piling on a few more 'lbs' won't be noticed!

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    1. If I could get it in a padded envelope Kendal, I would!!! It is taking up a whole shelf in the fridge and it is enormous!! It's such a shame that a lot of it is going to go to waste!!

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