Happy 40th Birthday to my lovely friend, Amanda! How I kept this cake a secret from her for so long, I have no idea. I couldn’t even tell my kids who it was for as the temptation for them to tell Amanda’s children would have been way too much.
I made this cake back in December but thought it special enough to share for the first Bake of the Week of the year. I can imagine that having a December birthday is ultra tough – Yep, the shops are full of lovely stuff for presents but try to get people together for a night out or a meal booking is nigh on impossible. I wanted to make this cake totally Christmas free so went with a black & white spotty theme. Spookily enough, when I went round on Friday to deliver it, Amanda’s husband had also bought black & white spotty balloons! Ooh!
The diamante cake topper was so heavy but really effective with the black feathers – Its difficult to see them with the black background. A real show stopper, I hope you’ll agree!
I know we are starting a fresh New Year over here at #BakeoftheWeek but wanted to draw attention to the last of the entries from 2016. I don’t know about you, but I could eat any of these throughout the year,not just December.
Foodie Quine’s Salmon Coulibac We are making a concerted effort to have more meat-free days in our house this year – I’m definitely going to try introducing the girls to this wonderful salmon coulibiac. I love the hidden veg and that it will be even more filling with the rice inside.
Gingerbread Snowflake Decorations from A Strong Coffee
Easy Penguin Cupcakes from A Strong Coffee
Christmas Pudding Popcorn from my co-host Jenny from Mummy Mishaps
Mini Fruit Cakes from Only Crumbs Remain
Krestkrans from Cook Style
#BakeoftheWeek is back with a vengeance for 2017 – As usual, I will be co-hosting with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps. Jenny will take over next Tuesday with the roundup and a new Bake of the Week. The linky will remain open until Monday evening for you to add up to 3 bakes per blog. Please remember to link to both myself (http://casacostello.com) and Jenny(http://mummymishaps.co.uk) aswell as adding the #BakeoftheWeek badge below.
What we will do:
*Comment on every entry
*Include a pic and link to every entry in the following week’s roundup
*Pin, G+ Tweet each entry – Most will also be added to StumbleUpon, Yummly
The #BakeoftheWeek Pinterest board has over 1100 Bakes & 84,000 followers on it if you need more inspiration.
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