Tomorrow daughter will be 10!
Where did that decade go?
I know: nappies, sleepless nights, mountains of washing, bottles, weaning, swimming lessons, starting school, homework, Rainbows, endless birthday parties, riding lessons, piano lessons, choir practice, Brownies, the list goes on.
However, this weekend we celebrate 10 years of "trouble".
As usual, there is a cake.
This year daugther ordered a two tier chocolate cake, covered in chocolate ganache and decorated with hundreds of flowers (I think she's watched too much Great British Bake Off!).
Being a Working Mum, this took some organising. So, last weekend I made the sponges (plus a dozen chocolate cupcakes which will match the main cake and can be taken away by her friends after the party) and froze them.
Every evening this week I have been making hundreds of flowers and leaves to decorate the cake (despite working yet another Parents' Evening on Wednesday).
On Thursday I made the butter cream for the filling.
Tonight I made the ganache, assembled the cake and decorated the cupcakes.
A cake fit for a 10 year old!