Monday, February 9, 2009

Birthday wishes

It's my birthday today and one of my wishes - for a cool change - has come true (here in Sydney anyway). I can't stop thinking about the bushfire victims, but I am having a lovely day regardless.

We ran out of time on the weekend, so I baked my birthday cake (with the help of my oh-so-helpful assistant) this morning. I made the basic chocolate cake from the Apples For Jam cookbook and halfway through making it, I discovered - horror! - you needed to beat eggwhites.

Me and eggwhites don't get along. I can never get them to stiffen. So I sighed and whisked, whisked and sighed. The eggwhites weren't stiff but I chucked (oops, I mean folded) them in anyway.

Amazingly, the birthday gods appear to have shined on me. The cake is LOVELY!


Super Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I think the cool change is a brilliant and selfless gift, one that we can all enjoy! I can't wait to go to sleep tonight, cool for the first time in weeks! Enjoy the rest of today!

Fe said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderfully cool evening in which to continue celebrating!!

M said...

Happy Birthday!

It was lovely to have a cool day. I almost feel normal again - apart from that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach about the weekends events.