Let Them Eat Cake

IMG_1472I have just come off the end of birthday season where we have mine,  both sons, my mother, my brother-in-law and three close family friends’ birthdays. Yep, it’s a HUGE fortnight and it involves cake!  A lot of cake!

Back in the day when the the boys were younger, they would spend weeks pawing over the kids’s cake book choosing their cake for their party; it was a highlight of their birthday.  My eldest son turned 21 this year and I made him a hardbacked photo book of his 21 years and I dedicated two pages to cakes!

Here are a few of them not in any particular order. Do you have a birthday cake tradition in your family? I’d love to hear about it and see some photos!

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The shark cake for the pool party 😉


The pinata cake…cake filled with lollies/candy and covered in a chocolate case that the birthday boy then hit with a hammer 🙂

The Train cake

The train cake

His 17th, which I bought as we were out of state on his birthday. The baker put his 'logo' on it!

The dinosaur cake when he was obsessed by dinosaurs

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The Aussie rules ‘footy’ cake, complete with a licorice kangaroo just like the real Sherrin football


The iPod cake when he turned 12 and got his first iPod

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The Pokemon cake when he was 6 and obsessed by Pokemon

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The snake cake to match the reptile party

His 17th, which I bought as we were out of state on his birthday. The baker put his 'logo' on it!

His 17th, which I bought as we were out of state on his birthday. The baker put his ‘logo’ on it!

The decadently good nutella cake!

The decadently good nutella cake!


Say Yes to the Sale!

To celebrate summer and wedding season, Carina Press have the first book in my Wedding Fever trilogy on sale for 99 cents at ALL eBook retailers.  Saved By The Bride has a 4*average at Amazon.  All buy links are here.

Blurb: Welcome to Whitetail, Wisconsin, future home of Weddings that WOW!

As acting mayor, Annika will do anything to revive the economy of the town that’s been her refuge ever since her art career imploded and her fiancé walked out. Even if it means crashing an engagement party to talk business with the bride’s billionaire father. But the evening starts with a kiss from a gorgeous stranger—and ends with a night in jail.

Finn Callahan can’t believe his sister is getting married, not after their parents’ disastrous track record. And he’d rather be anywhere than working from his family’s vacation home. Until he catches a leggy blonde sneaking in the window, and suddenly telecommuting for the season is very appealing.

Unable to resist their mutual attraction, Annika and Finn are soon mixing business and pleasure—just for the summer. Too bad Annika’s heart missed the memo about not falling in love…

Book one of Wedding Fever and 99,000 words 🙂

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Wishing you a happy August and plenty of time for reading 🙂