Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Can't believe how quickly weekends fly past. Here we are Tuesday already. This weekend went very quickly as it was a busy one. Valentine's Day of course, and we had a wonderful dinner at Chambers in Minneapolis. The food was delicious, as always, and not having to drive home afterwards meant we could indulge ourselves in some nice wine, and to finish the meal a glass of Hungarian Tokaii wine. This is one of our favourite dessert wines and brings back lots of memories of our time spent there. For 5 years we lived and enjoyed all that Hungary had to offer, and I have to say we enjoyed every minute of it. The people, the culture and the opportunity to explore surrounding countries. We are hoping to return for a holiday in the not to distant future.
We were unable to linger in the city on Sunday as we had a birthday party to go to on the Sunday evening. My friend's daughter, Sophia, was turning 10 years old and I had offered my services as cake maker. I had the cakes baked and ready to decorate so that would be my task for a few hours on Sunday.
It is always an honour to "do" the cake. My only instruction was that she wanted pink and green. I thought about it for few days and had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do. As it was Valentine weekend the main cake would be heart shaped. Of course no party is complete without cup cakes so I had also baked some of them. I had baked them in beautiful silicone cupcake case which were shaped like flowers. Even before decorating they looked pretty.
Soon the job in hand was complete and I delivered the cakes ahead of time. Sophia was happy with them and that is all that matters to me. I would hate to have disappointed a little girl on her birthday! We had fun at the party and everyone tucked into my offering.
Seems like I have become the unofficial birthday cake baker for the neighbourhood children. I see this as a great honour and love to see the happy faces of children as they tuck into something special to them. Sophia was having a wonderful party and I was happy to be able to share her special day.
Another weekend another party!