Birthday Cake, Cat and Colours

17 Apr

I baked a cake using a new recipe today and it turned out very well indeed. It was a Birthday cake for a dear friend who will be 99 in a couple of weeks but we will be away on the date so we had a mini party this afternoon – Cornish cream tea followed by Chocolate, Date and Coffee cake, decorated with (edible) Primroses from our garden.

Birthday cake for Ti ready to be transported

One of their three cats was curled up happily in a basket.

Cat in a basket

Nicky showed us around her potting studio and I photographed just one of her stunning pots.

Beautiful dish by potter, Nicky Stephenson

The border outside was a riot of colours, yellow and purple in profusion.

Narcissus Jonquilla and Aubretia

PS. For those who read about my beautiful Chappelle plate a couple of days ago, ย I ย found the potters! I emailed and was truly delighted to get the following in reply.

“Thank you Sally. It’s a tray I personally did many years ago. I’m happy you are still enjoying it.

We closed Chappelle Gallery Jan 15th after 17 years. I was needing a break and we were wanting to do some things before we couldn’t.

HAPPY VALLEY POTTERY is still open. We are at a slower pace at our age.
Thanks Kathy Chappelle
Happy Valley Pottery



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8 responses to “Birthday Cake, Cat and Colours

  1. utesmile

    April 18, 2018 at 6:14 am

    How wonderful and such a great cake. what a great thought. What lovely news about that plate.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nrhatch

    April 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I hope if I make it to 99 that someone says, “Let her eat cake!” ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Ti was delighted, quite overcome that I had brought cake to the party. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. ksbeth

    April 17, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    So pretty

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Arkenaten

    April 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    loos? Looks even!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Arkenaten

    April 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Isn’t it a great feeling when you find the creators of something like that?
    Makes them feel special – and rightly so, that someone remembered them

    That cake loos scrumptious.Is that a ganache?

    Liked by 2 people

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      It is a ganache and it was delicious! My stats shot up the day I posted this so I hope they were telling their friends – more evidence, I hope, that they were delighted to be discovered and remembered. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person


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