Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy Birthday Joules

To answer yesterdays question most of you were correct in guessing that I had pre booked a taxi to take us home from the airport. I was very pleased that I had done this as it was approaching midnight, we were all exhausted so we were very relieved to see a man holding a sign with my name as we came through customs. We were even more pleased when the driver pointed out the queue for the taxi rank, it was more like three queues which converged into one somewhere in the middle. And yes I was smug because someone (who will remain nameless)wanted to just catch a cab at the airport although when he saw the queue he admitted that he would have been calling family members out of their beds to rescue us.




Today is Joules birthday and Ben chose to make him a lemon cake iced with Homer (after last years cake we were under pressure). Yesterday it was just the two of us at home, Mollie had gone to an ice skating party and Dillon was out with friends so Ben played the new playstation 3 whilst I made the cake. He then had the nerve to complain that I hadn't let him crack the eggs despite me asking him numerous times did he want to help. We didn't have time to ice the cake before Joules got back from work so hid it and got up this morning to finish the cake. I then discovered that I had two bottles of green and blue food colouring and one each of red and pink but no yellow which is a crucial colour for Homer. We were then discussing whether to just decorate the cake with Joules' age when he woke up so we served him breakfast in bed and he read out Ben's card which said 'I hope you like your Homer cake' so I dashed back down to the kitchen in a minor panic. Luckily after rooting in the cupboard I found a pack of colouring icing pens I'd bought in Lakeland in the UK in the summer and there was a yellow in there. I iced the Homer, Mollie iced the writing and we can't wait to taste the cake.

29 comments:

Yvonne said...

That is a brilliant cake! No way could I draw like that with a normal pen let alone an icing one. Happy birthday Joules!

Deborah said...

Fantastic cake! You guys are awesome - I wish I could draw like that!

ChrisB said...

I'm sure Joules will love his cake. Have a nice meal out.

Enjoy the rest of your day Joules.

Sam said...

happy birthday you old fart!

Sam said...

ps - I am glad I passed the cake-icing gene on to you ;)

The Lilywhite Blow-in said...

Yes, it really is brilliant.

Happy Birthday, Jackeen!

Alix said...

Excellent cake, I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.
Happy Birthday to Joules

john.g. said...

Nice one!! Happy b'day Joules!

my4kids said...

Looks great! I couldn't even draw Homer...not an artist at all.

Happy Birthday Joules!

He has a great birthday month. Same as mine!

frannie said...

the cake is adorable!!! I love it!!!

Happy birthday, Joules!!!

cookiecrumb said...

I am more than impressed! Happy birthday to your sweetie; Cranky's is in five days.

Steffi said...

The Cake is really beautiful and looks delicious!

Happy birthday ,Joules!

Pamela said...

happy birthday and congrats on your degree, too Joules

Beccy said...

Thank you for all your kind comments, I can tell you all that the cake tasted delicious but there's still plenty left if you fancy popping round for a cuppa!

lisa's chaos said...

Looks like the cake turned out great! Happy Bday Joules!

alfaking said...

Happy birthday. Have a nice time. It was my son's on the same day. The only special thing we did was: we went mountaineering and had lunch at 5pm after we came down and looked for an acceptable spot.
We'll celebrate it along with mine a couple of days.

thefoodsnob said...

I saw Homer and couldn't imagine what it was, but I LOVE the Simpsons, great cake!
Happy Birthday to Joules.


Lisa

Carla said...

Great looking cake! What artistic talent.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

I'm very impressed with the cake!

I'm a little late -- but -- Happy Birthday Joules:)!

Catwoman said...

I think that's a mighty fine looking Homer cake! Great job!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Joules! Love the cake Ben!

katy said...

Happy Birthday Joules.
well done with the cake

JoeInVegas said...

To get a card tipping him off about the cake, oh, sorry about that. But you did do a brilliant job. Does Joules have that look on his face at times?

coloursofdawn said...

The cake looks great. I hope Joules was impressed. Happy Birthday from Canada. Good thing you called ahead for a cab. Thanks for visiting my blog. It has been awhile since I have visited your blog. Thanks for the well wishes.

Rachel said...

you guys did a great job on the cake!!! I can't even write Happy Birthday on one!

Happy Birthday Joules!

Sally Lomax said...
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Sally Lomax said...

Happy Birthday Joules!!!

Great cake Beccy. I'm impressed!

Kila said...

LOL, I love the Homer cake!

Happy Birthday, Joules!

Amy W said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

My husband would love that cake...