A Little Slice of Happiness
2016 is a massive year for my family; my eldest brother is getting married in June, my parents are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and my grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. It's almost unbelievable! This week is both my parents and grandparent's anniversary and in a world where being married is no longer the norm I wanted to just say quickly how much I love have for them all. It's such a beautiful achievement.
To celebrate, I decided cake was required. I mean, when is cake not required! My younger brother and I spent about an hour arguing over the flavour and we eventually compromised over chocolate, with cream cheese icing covered with fresh berries.
I'll leave the recipe at the bottom, its a cracker!!
Since it was such special occasion, and because for once, 2 out of 3 of my siblings where at home we all decided flowers, cake and champagne where in order. The light had faded by the time the bubbles were flowing so, sorry no photos, but I'm sure you get the idea!
Lately I've been cheating at buying flowers, just dashing into a supermarket picking up the most jazzy bunches and throwing them together and I have to admit after the cake debate we were a little short on time. These beauties came from Lidl and I was super pleased with how they looked. I love a colour clash!!
The other thing that my brother and I argued over was the decoration, finally settling on sparklers. Who can resist!
When tea was brewed, cake served, sparklers lit, flowers presented, we all wished my parents 30 more years of happy marriage. The hugs and kissed flowed, it was a lovely tea break! It didn't take long for the cake to be devoured.
My only tip would be to chose your fruit carefully, the last thing you want is soggy fruit!
Cake Recipe :
- Weigh 4 eggs (3 if you want a small cake) and remember the weight.
- Weigh out, margarine, sugar, self raising flour to the same amount as the eggs. I.e if Eggs weigh 250g, weight out 250g sugar, 250g of flour, 250g of margarine.
- Mix together, adding a teaspoon of baking powder and any flavourings (coco powder etc)
- Put into cake tins and cook at 180 degrees for between 20-25 mins
- Leave to cool before icing.