Although I love cooking, baking is my first love. There are so many things that I enjoy when baking! Firstly the smell does something for me. What smells nicer than a tray of freshly baked ginger biscuits taken from the oven, or banana bread, or a chocolate cake? I won’t even start with the smell of an orange gateau or buttermilk rusks or stollen.
Secondly there is not much things as satisfying as turning a perfectly baked cake out of a baking pan.
Lastly I enjoy decorating baking goods, whether it is biscuits, cupcakes or cakes. For me the decorating is the most rewarding part because I can be creative.
I bake lots of things for Birthday parties!
But my favourite is definitely baking for children’s parties. I can never wait to deliver the goodies for a child’s party. I so enjoy seeing the child’s excitement and expectation and then the approval on their faces when they see the cake or any other birthday party goodies.
I use to do big parties for my children when they were young. We never invited so many friends, twelve maximum. My children would choose a theme and then we would bake and decorate the cake and make small edible goodies that complimented the theme. I always enjoyed there excitement and the impatience for the time to pass until the big day. I am missing those times!
This is my contribution to SideView’s weekend theme: Birthday Parties