Why is it that a traditional birthday party with jelly, cut sandwiches and cake appeals to my generation as a proper party? Nostalgia probably. For the children in my life – give them soft play and chips any time, oh and obviously pass the parcel. A gorgeous friend of mine had a birthday last week. We decided to have a mini birthday tea to get the celebrations going. Little B and I really wanted to use our new cat jelly mould. I will be honest with you, it was not easy to extract this baby from its plastic home. There was much dunking of the mould in hot water and a little bit of frantic stabbing with a knife.
We had a couple of strawberries in the fridge and I have no idea how we came up with the idea, but little man wanted to make them in the mice. Within a moment we were giving the whiskers and little button ears. There was so much hilarity between us that we nearly ran out of time.
Well actually we did run out of time and couldn’t find birthday candles for the cakes. Never mind, we resorted to sparklers. I always wondered why I have never used sparklers on cakes. I now know. It takes about 6 people to light 6 sparklers. Not easy. We gave up in the end. It didn’t matter though, because cake and jelly tastes just the same with or without sparklers. Yummy x