Friday, 3 October 2008

Sweet Sixteen

Thank you so much for all your well wishes. They obviously worked because I'm feeling much better! Today my youngest baby is sixteen....

It's scary...
How did he go from this....

to this so quickly!
(Even scarier is that my eldest "baby" will be twenty six next week!)


For his birthday cake, Jacob requested a toffee cheesecake. Not the most sensible request for a diabetic but I've carefully counted all the carbohydrates and we've worked out he can have a slim slice if he takes enough insulin. Which means fat slices for the rest of us!

That wasn't the only cake to be made today as I've been making more "pink" things for our event tomorrow... 120 pink cupcakes! It seemed like a good idea at the time but half way through icing them now I'm not so sure!

I shall finish with something totally unrelated and random, just because it made me very excited - my orange dress is part of a window display in "The Art of Interiors" in Barkway which is having an exhibition of textiles. How exciting is that!

I'm off to do some more "pink" planning. Have a good weekend!


  1. Happy birthday Jacob, enjoy the cake, it looks yummy!!
    I too thought it would be a good idea to make 70+ pink buns for Francesca's birthday when she was at nursery, argh!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Happy Birthday youngest boy :-)

    Yummo looking cake there Missus. Are you sharing?

    how exciting that you are on display! So to speak.

  3. Happy birthday Jacob! Excellent choice of birthday cake ...

    Might have to take a mosey up the road to Barkway just to make sure you;re not having us on ;-)

  4. Oh they grow so fast. Happy birthday jacob. The dress is so exciting, clever you!!!

  5. Happy Birthday Jacob! Love that cute baby photo!!!!

    120 pink cakes? Are you mad?

    Lucy x

    P.S. How exciting to have your dress in a shop window!

  6. No need to feel scared - my eldest baby was 51 yesterday! Now that is scary. Happy Birthday to both of them, and I hope yours doesn't know you've shown us all a picture of him in the bath! He did look sweet then, and is going to be a real heart breaker if he hasn't already broken a few!

  7. Your dress looks wonderful.
    What sort of fabric is it made from?
    Have a great weekend.x

  8. Happy 16th Birthday to your lovely baby boy!!!

    Echoing Locket on the 120 iced cakes thing! I bet it seemed like a good idea at the time :)

    I just knew your orange dress was destined for fame!


  9. Glad you're feeling much better Gina.

    Happy Birthday to Jacob and to your eldest for next week.

    Congratulations on the exhibition of your dress and I'm intrigued by the pink theme.....

  10. a very happy birthday to Jacob and i hope he enjoyed his cake - i know how you feel - my baby is 18!
    its sooo scary how quick times goes (yes i know its a cliche but its so true!).
    scrumptious cup cakes - can i come and live with you!


  11. Oooh, I love both pictures of the birthday boy; I think reading Russell's booky wook has definitely had an effect on him by the second pic!

    Happy Birthday to your youngest, and to your eldest next week .... an expensive month, huh?!

    And Hurrah! for your dress being displayed - very exciting indeed! (and very well deserved)


  12. Happy birthday Jacob. Good luck with the Pink event. 120 cakes! if I was you I'd have a little rest.
    Congratulations on the dress display.

  13. I'm a bit late, but Happy Birthday Jacob - hope you had a good one.

    Those cakes look lovely, and a very big CONGRATULATIONS on having the orange dress on display like that! Woohoo!


  14. Again Gina ~ I don't know how you fit it all in one day.
    Hope you can catch up with some rest on Sunday.
    The two photos of Jacob ~ they all grow up too quickly. My eldest left home for good this week to live in London :-(
    Dress loos absolutely stunning in the window ~ congrats.

  15. Gosh, what a good looking chap. Happy Birthday to Jacob. And fantastic about the window display! I think that dress is amazing! x

  16. Very nice to see a photo of Jacob Gina. He is a lovely looking boy (like his hairstyle). Am drooling over the food.

    And a big congrats to you for having your dress on display!

  17. Which is more yummy? Jacob, or the cheesecake? Both look absolutely scrumptious! (In the most respectful 'mum-point-of-view way, don't want to embarrass the lad!)

  18. What a handsome young man! And congratulations on having your dress exhibited, well done you!


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