Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bright Spark

I have long admired the rainbow layer cake. With so many of them popping up around the place, every time I think to myself... I'll give that a crack one day. And my littlest babe turning two this week was the perfect opportunity to finally try it out. Phew! I am glad the boy's birthdays are six months apart. As fun as it was to bake six individual cakes and whip up two double batches of butter cream, I think I need a nice gap to prepare for the next cake inspiration to unfold.

Today we had a lovely little celebration with some wonderful friends. The children were so beautifully behaved and had a great time running around keeping warm, despite the freezing cold temperature. It seems such a long time ago when my darling Felix entered the world. Yet I remember the precious moment like yesterday. As with his big brother, I will never forget his sweet baby breath in those first seconds after he was born. As bizarre as it sounds, I honestly wish I could bottle that scent. There is simply nothing as pure and fresh. He is a dynamo, our little man, but we all adore him so very much and the spark he has brought into our lives.














20 comments:

  1. Wowsers that is one mean cake..nice job! I have avoided this cake in fear of absolutely stuffing it up or just scared of the work involved I am not sure. We have a 2 year old birthday next month, isn't it a magic age. I love it, apart from their stubborness it is still so innocent!x

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  2. you're clever, that looks awesome!

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  3. go mum! that looks awesome Julie! I love love love the smartie rainbow! well done, birthday cakes mean lots of planning and preparation - and icing! - in this house too. he must have been so rapt. and happy birthday little man! x

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  4. Oh yum....I've admired this cake for so long, how clever you are.
    Looks like fun was had by all, and there may just have been a litle cake left for tomorrows morning tea!!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Felix :) You did an amazing job with the cake. I'm another one who has admired the rainbow cake and thought I must give it a go sometime. Maybe I will save it for Noah's first bday cake. I have a bit of time up my sleeve ;) xx

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  6. Wow!
    What an amazing job - well done.
    Never in my wildest dreams!!! :-)

    Oh - and thanks for reminding me that I'll be lucky if we end up with 6 days between our two birthdays here!!
    No rainbow cakes for my children!

    Happy, happy, happy birthday to beautiful Felix.
    xxxx

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  7. That's a great cake! Our threes birthdays are all within three weeks of each other!!

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  8. Just fabulous, Jules. A triumph! I was so over that icing by the time we finished India's! Happy birthday, little Felix. J x

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  9. I am SO impressed. That's probably the best rainbow cake I've seen!! And the smartie rainbow on top? Superb!! Feel free to send any leftovers to Honkers ;) xx

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  10. Oh wow, that cake looks fabulous, I can't believe how clever you are to do those layers too. I love the smiles on all those gorgeous faces.x

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  11. Happy Birthday to the gorgeous birthday boy! That cake is very impressive - I love your m&m rainbow over the top and the cakey colours are lovely and bright! Super Job!

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  12. Fabulous!! Happy birthday to your big boy! Miss Haidee wants a rainbow party. I'm thinking of attempting this cake. I'm totally going to cheat at it though. Betty Crocker all the way, icing included. A baker I aint! LOL xxx

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday Felix!!!!
    Great job on the cake J I'm sure it was delicious too looking at those smiling faces.

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  14. Awesome job on the cake Julie!
    Happy birthday Felix :)
    x

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  15. Cake looks fabulous! Quite the feat to make one of those!! Well done. Happy birthday to your little Felix!

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  16. Happy belated birthday to Felix! The cake looks awesome - bet it was yummy too! Did it take long to make?

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  17. Happy belated birthday to Felix! The cake looks awesome - bet it was yummy too! Did it take long to make?

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  18. How did I miss this?! Honestly! Julie - that cake looks amazing. I am so impressed. Felix looks chuffed to bits with it - as were you, i bet! Hope you all had a really good day. Birthdays are so special when kids are involved. x

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