Big Piggy Birthdays!

Big Birthdays are not so bad after all! I am having a really wonderful day – on this my BIG Birthday! Lots of beautiful cards, surprise presents and yummy scrummy things to eat. I have received lots of Happy Birthday wishes from people I have never met but who I am proud to call friends. People I’ve ‘met’ through various forums, Facebook and of course, Fairy’s Blog! Thank you ALL! You have all made my day even more special.

I am spending the day with my lovely, generous and thoughtful husband, plus our three gorgeous girls, Marigold, Mariella and Fairy. It is Magic! Thank you, Ian x

I was reminded of some Birthday cakes we made a few years ago when Guinea Culture Blog asked me if they could use the photos of the cakes on their Blog (yes!) and so I decided today was a good day to add them to Fairy’s Blog too.

Mavis and Mabel were our lovely girls and the inspiration for these cakes.

Birthday Piggies

You can hardly tell which are the real piggies and which are the cakes!

Birthday Piggy Cakes BP RI

The cakes were so lovely it proved very difficult to slice into them! We managed it though. Look! Jam sponge cake! Scrumptious!

Ian and his Birthday cakes (14)

Mavis looked good enough to eat!

Z Mavis slice 1

To show solidarity with our piggy’s, my Birthday Cake this year is a cauliflower!

Lunch (3)

We had a lovely afternoon tea complete with cucumber, ham and salmon sandwiches, plus dainty cakes and a pot of Assam tea. This was part way through.

Lunch (1)

On your Birthday you are allowed to leave your crusts!


We also welcomed a new piggy into the fold. Meet Lloyd! A gift from a very special friend 🙂

Piggy bank! (3)

We had bunting too!

Bunting (7)

You may be wondering where Fairy fitted into the day . . . . well, she received a snugly new Cuddle Cup from Cavy Couture, so she felt special too!

‘Err, is it MY Birthday too?’

Fairy in Birthday Bed (2)

But it all got a bit too much for her – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

Fairy in Birthday Bed (4)

Happy Birthday everyone 🙂

Fairy Cakes!

I love Birthdays! Other peoples that is, not my own and especially NOT those BIG ones! I have one of ‘those’ tomorrow.

Fairy has a really big, special Birthday coming up. Her Birthday is on June 11th, she will be one. Fairy has decided she doesn’t want any presents and any cash she receives is going to a very important fund raiser for some very special little guinea pigs. It is all ‘hush hush’ at the moment but if anyone wants the details please email and I will send the secret link.

The best bit about Birthdays has got to be The Cake . . . especially when those cakes are ‘Fairy Cakes’.

It was hubby’s Big Birthday last year (I just thought I would remind you, sweetie!). Me and Fairy were busy the week before creating the perfect Fairy Cake. Mr Bear was on hand to ensure everything ran smoothly.

*small, worried squeaky voice* I feel really worried, Mr Bear, I haven’t ever made a Birthday Cake before!! I am simply bowled over by it all!

Baking Day getting ready to mix (1)

That’s better! We’ve got our ‘thinking caps’ on! We are on the case now!

Baking Day getting ready to mix (7)

There are some lovely cakes in the cook book but they just don’t seem quite right somehow, they are just too cakey.

Baking day deciding what to bake (8)

*whispering* what about if we make a nice big Fairy Cake, Mr Bear?

Baking day deciding what to bake (3)

C’mon! Let’s get a move on – look out Mr Bear, I need to get to the flour!

Baking day deciding what to bake (4)

Tralalaaaa! A real Fairy Cake – it looks just like me! Do you think the ears are big enough though?

Fairy 6 months old today with Mr Bear and cake (7)

Happy Birthday to yoooou! Happy Birthday to yooooooou! Happy Birthday dear Daddy . . . . Happy Birthday to YOU! Don’t forget to make a Fairy-wish!

Fairy Cake BP (4)

Ouch! That didn’t hurt a bit!

Cutting Fairy's cake (2)

Happy Piggy Birthday to everyone who has a Birthday today or tomorrow.