We have had a few birthdays lately, and it’s a bit of a tradition that we have homemade birthday cake and morning tea out on the veranda or in the garden to celebrate - it’s an easy way to say ‘we love you and want to celebrate all that you’re about’!
It was Bella's birthday not long ago, and Nanna's birthday yesterday - so PINK it was! It doesn't matter how old you are, how smart, how independent or strong you are, PINK is awesome. It is a global colour that celebrates woman and girls everywhere! So just rock it ladies...
Our Bush Bunch of flowers was a trio of Pink Geraniums, some Mary Rose and Coral Tree Flowers from an old Coral Tree we found on the edge of the garden.
The birthday cake was an old favourite from The Brief on Beef Cookbook which was coordinated by Carmel Wagstaff in 1999 from AACo's Brunette Downes Station in the Northern Territory. We covered ours in strawberries (special orders from the birthday girl), but the orange icing is pretty awesome too...
Easy Orange Cake
1/2 cup milk, 125g margarine, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 grated orange rind, juice of 1/2 an orange, 1 1/2 cup self raising flour, 50g melted butter, 1 cup icing sugar
Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Bake in moderate oven. Mixture doubles well (if you're having the neighbours over). Mix butter, juice and icing sugar together and ice cake once cooled.
Birthday girls are happy, clean up is easy and even the 'working dogs' ready for an afternoon nap are happy to score any leftovers!