After a couple of scorching hot days earlier the week, (which my husband thinks was caused by my suddenly discovered enthusiasm for baking!) the weather on Saturday morning turned out perfect – slightly cooler with a light breeze making our garden in the shade of the big tipuana tree the perfect outdoor lounge. On my birthday party invitation I told my friends to arrive any time between 10:30 and 17:00 in the afternoon for cake and tea (and by ‘tea’, I meant bubbly!)
As I told you last week, I specifically wanted to make most of the cakes myself even though doing this represented quite a risk, given my (relatively) little experience at these things. But, somewhere in between my new food processor and the love which went into the process it turned out brilliantly. What a privilege to be to be able to serve up my creations to a very appreciative crowd –in a long and brilliant afternoon filled with laughter and stories, the only moments of silence seemed to be when fresh helpings of cheesecake were dished up.