Thursday, April 12, 2012

happy birthday me


The day started bright and early. Hubby came in while I was still sleeping to say he had made waffles and was just on his way out to get our favourite coffee, Aww. And all before he had to bike to work at 7.15am.  
Mmm Bacon and banana with maple syrup. A great way to start the day.



I decide to make myself a birthday cake. I know its weird to make your own cake, but I haven't had a birthday cake in a few years. And I saw this beautiful one here, and NEEDED to make it! I combined two of her ideas and designed my own cake. It became a layered Neapolitan cake with a chocolate ganache drizzle. This is my first layer cake, and it was a bit hard to get all the layers exactly symmetrical. Any hoo tasted delicious.


Not my cake...the inspiration
the design

opps maybe just a bit too much drizzle!

A few friends to help me eat my birthday cake. Good times.  



And then hubby booked us into Topsail Restaurant. I love this place. It is just a small place with a lovely atmosphere with consistently delicious food.  We shared a starter the seafood platter. And then I had the duck breast over caramelized onion and kumara. And Hubster had the Wild Fiordland game. This place always serves their mains with a side of the tastiest roast pototoes (herbs and rock salted), some bamboo steamed julienne veges and two rolls to mop up the juices. 
We were thoroughly stuffed by the end!



Happy Birthday me!

10 comments:

Tall Pipi said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. Where were the kids? I can't believe you managed to make such an amazing cake with kids around! The cake looked incredible. Hubby did a great job celebrating your day too - I loved how the waffles are hearts awww... Great to see Rach in your pics too. She always makes me smile!

Neetz said...

Hey Jax... WOW.. your cake is awesome chick! Well done you! Hope it tasted as great as it looked! Your day looked just perfect, good on ya Les, spoiling your woman like that!
Happy birthday mate xxx

Neetz said...

...hmmm and now that Leonie has gone and was our cake maker.... could I hire you for Kendyls cake on the 28th?? LOL (just kidding) xxxx

Sammy said...

What a lovely day, happy birthday! That restaurant looks amazing!

Meghan at MNM's said...

Looks like a wonderful day full of good food and good company..love it!

Rachel Kate said...

looks like you had a fab day then :) yay! and that cake looks amazing! mmm topsail...

Jaz from Treacy Travels said...

Hope your day was fab xx

PaisleyJade said...

Glad you had a fab day and was spoiled! the cake looks AMAZING!!! xk

runnergirl said...

YUMMMMM... Best cake ever, loved it! Thanks for sharing it with me too :)

Your dinner looked awesome and sooo yummy, glad you had a great time!

Widge said...

what a YUMMY looking Birthday!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm drool