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The Important Things In Life – Cake Making

14 Sep

I have made fabulous progress on Fairway To Heaven this week, my new golf romance. (So far, there hasn’t been that much golf in it, actually). I finished Chapter 8 Thursday night, and am approaching the 30,000 words.

This story, so far, is behaving nicely. Although some pesky squid on the Busselton Jetty, are not! Jenn and Brayden just had a squid incident at three paces… fun.

But writing takes a back seat for me this weekend because it’s my son’s sixth birthday and on Sunday, roughly 10 boys and 1 girl (token girl – she’s coming because she’s one of the ‘real’ guests’ sister)… and those of their parents who feel like staying, are all descending on our house. (Our rather on-the-small-side, rented house, I might add).

So shortly, I’m off shopping for party stuff, like: party bags, lollies, prizes and things from which I shall make cake. My friend Kylie from South Australia is the Queen of kids’ birthday parties. She bakes the most incredible cup cakes and made a ‘boat’ cake for her son last year. I’m not going that far, I’d only set myself up for failure – but she’s given me a recipe that sounds simple enough to make an ice-cream cake, and for the actual ‘birthday cake’ I’m relying on a packet. I’m hopeful of any shape that’s not flat in the centre or squashed.

Here’s Kylie’s ice cream cake recipe:

2 cups of cream, 1 tin of condensed milk. Whip, add choc chips or berries.(anything you fancy really) Line dish with plastic wrap then glad bake. Pour in and freeze overnight. The easiest and the best ice cream cake! Happy Birthday to Mr 6. from us. xxxx He will love whatever you do.

Italics on the last line are mine, because times like this I have to remember the simple things!

Now, the lovelyGracie Macgregor, author of Hearts On Hold, invited me to spend Friday night at her Calypso Bar. I figure with the birthday party hanging over me, a bar is just the right kind of place for me (not to mention, I might need it at the end of this weekend!)

Wish me luck and come visit me in Gracie’s bar if you’d like!

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6 responses to “The Important Things In Life – Cake Making

  1. Cate Ellink

    September 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hey Lily,
    Hope the birthday cake turns out super – and the icecream cake too! And I hope your son has a ripper birthday – and you survive the inundation of guests! Sounds like an action-packed weekend.

    Have a good one!

    Cate xo

     
    • Lily Malone

      September 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      We got so lucky with the weather. It’s been so wet here all last week, Saturday terrible, and raining again today. But yesterday was gorgeous. Sunshine… we were all outside for the party. It was great!

       
      • Cate Ellink

        September 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

        Oh, that’s super! Nothing worse than kids trapped inside and over excited :)

        Glad it went well and your cakes worked!

        Cate xox

         
  2. writenote1

    September 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I will have to send you my quick mix cake recipe – use for cupcakes or big cakes. Yummy AND easy.

     
  3. kerriepaterson

    September 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Glad it went well!

     

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