|The birthday cake for second round|
Some great friends came around last Sunday to celebrate my birthday, one month delayed. I bravely enough had invited for afternoon coffee/tea in the garden. And this is brave living in Denmark !!!! However, I had a plan B, which meant drinking the afternoon coffee/tea in-side, which were highly appreciated by my guests, as Sunday was a day full of rain. Even Hannibal the Cat was un-happy with the situation, as he dis-likes a wet fur, so he spend quiet some time sleeping on top of the garden garbage container !!!!!
|Hannibal the Cat being un-happy with the rainy weather|
My good friends from Horsens had been checking my blog before leaving home in order to see, if I posted the "menu" in advance. But this was not the case this time.
Also some of the birthday guests had expectation about me serving a new version of strawberry cake version 2.0
, which this cake was not on the "menu" for this afternoon !!!!
The "menu" was:
- sandwiches with egg salad and cucumber & cream cheese
- saffron scones with whipped cream and fresh strawberries
- muffin with rhubarb and white chocolate
- birthday cake
- cookies with ginger and white chocolate
|Birthday cake "on fire"|
The birthday cake was made from sponge cake layer being brushed with blackcurrant rum
before applying vanilla cake cream and fresh strawberries. I ended up by mixing left-over of the blackcurrant rum with icing sugar. The side of the cake was decorated with whipped dairy cream.
As final touch I added birthday candles
. However, these candles did not perform according to my expectations, as they only lasted a very short time combined with dripping searin on the icing.
One part of the birthday gift to me was this cooking book called "Te og kager - Året rundt" by Lilian Nøhr & Mette Odgaard. I am very much looking forward to try all these afternoon tea recipes in my kitchen.
A big thank you to my friends celebrating this day with me. I highly appreciate your great company :-)
|Prefect birthday gift for a tea and cake lover as I|