Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Birthday Boys

This young man was twenty five on Saturday....
 
 
and this young man is... well older than twenty five, today!

 
This year I made them a cake to share, not that Joe was around for his birthday nor all weekend for that matter!

 
I'd seen various versions of this pigs in mud cake on the web so I can take no credit for the design... but it seemed like a good occasion to give it a try.

 
Various family members (minus Joe) gathered for a barbecue on Sunday...


and no-one complained about having to eat pig's bums!


Happy birthday Stewart and Joe (who got a slice of his cake yesterday).
 
Meanwhile I have spent all day yesterday trying to clear out my studio... not just the usual "stuff things in boxes and hide them in cupboards" type of clearing up... but proper sorting out and throwing away. I realised I will never use all the stuff I've accumulated nor finish all those half started projects even if I live to be 200 and desperate measures were called for. At the moment it looks far worse than when I started and I fear I may never be able to reach my sewing machine again... watch this space!

19 comments:

  1. A belated Happy Birthday to both your 'boys'. I'm sure the cake was delicious and I'm reminded of the silly rhyme my children picked up from somewhere: 'Yum, yum, pig's bum!
    Happy sorting out - you'll find all sorts of stuff you didn't know you had!

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  2. What a fantastic cake design, my son is 25 in November and would love it ( I might cheat and usr M&S Percy Pigs). Enjoy your celebrations today, we have a family meal at the weekend as it is my future son-in-law's birthday today. x

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  3. How could you refuse them when the bums look so cute! ;)
    Happy birthday to both young men!
    Good luck with the cleaning!
    V x

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  4. What a handsome young man! (And Joe's not bad either)
    Great cake, the Bake Off doesn't know what it missed.
    Post some photos of your studio in the 'before' phase - it'll let the rest of the world know that even YOU are not always the domestic goddess! Xx

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  5. I hope it was a great day for both of them. It's a cake that just begs for photos. Thank you.

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  6. What a wonderful cake! I find there always comes a time with clearing out when you begin to wish you had never started .... but it's worth it in the end.

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  7. Happy Birthday to your men. I love that cake, pig bums and all. Clearing out is great - once finished... I have some clearing lined up but so far have found enough other chores to keep me busy...I hope you can reach your sewing machine soon. x

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  8. Haha -- that's an awesome cake Gina. Happy Belated Birthdays to your guys. And good luck with the cleaning -- sewing rooms are the worst!

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  9. Happy birthday to both! The cake looks amazing, what a great idea!
    Jess x

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  10. Goodness, what handsome young men you have. I hope that they both enjoyed the celebrations, especially the piggiy cake, it looks marvellous.

    I have finally caught up with blog reading, it has taken ages.

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  11. Happy Birthday to the boys! And I love the cake, especially the bottoms!

    I know that feeling, when it seems like such a good idea to start a sort out and then suddenly you are being washed away by a sea of stuff. Hope you're sorted soon x

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  12. Happy birthday lads and I am a bit jealous of you having a summer birthday. Great cake, made me smile loads after a long day, brilliant Gina.

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  13. Brave woman! My stuff is still going in boxes for one day.

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  14. Happy birthday boys! Your cake is brilliant - Yum Yum...... as the saying goes. Good luck with the clear out. x Jo

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  15. Happy Birthday to both boys!!! The cake is fantastic, I really like the pig floating on its back with the big tummy sticking up. Good luck with the sorting things out, it is so hard when you accumulate things and think oh, I will just keep that and then before you know it you have lots of things that you will never use. Be strong! xx

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  16. What a good looking family you have around you Gina! Love the piggy bottoms & snouts floating in the mire ... looks delicious! Happy Birthday to your men :) Wendy x

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  17. wonderful cake Gina. I bet the guys appreciated it! it can be quite hard sorting out your craft projects and deciding that you're really not going to finish some of them. good luck with that. x

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  18. Oh I hate that stage of tidying up when you've made a huge mess and everything looks 100x worse! Wonderful cake :-)

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  19. Great cake! I hope he knows what he was missing, even if he did have a slice eventually. :-)

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