The Small Girl turned two on Saturday. It was a bright, sunny, exhilarating and exhausting day, much like the one on which she was born. Last year we had champagne and cupcakes, this year it was coffee and muffins. Funnily enough, none of the party guests were that keen on a glass of champagne at 10.30am, so we saved it until they'd gone home. They were all keen on a slice of birthday cake though - a light and luscious Orange Chiffon Cake with a drizzle of orange icing and some clever candles.
I found the recipe here - and despite dirtying nearly every kitchen implement I had in the process and the fact that my laptop kept turning itself off everytime I needed to check something, it worked a treat. I'll definitely make it again soon, especially because by next year I'll probably have less say in what the cake is going to be.
What's your favourite birthday cake? Are you a builder of castles and pirate ships, or do you favour flavour over form?