Friday, March 18, 2011

Childhood Birthday Cakes

I recently heard the news that the Australian Women's Weekly is reprinting their Children's Birthday Cake Book - this book was a staple in our house and every year I would eagerly flick through the book and choose the birthday cake I wanted Mum to make for me.

This post is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for me and I wanted to share the cakes the Mum made for her children during the 1980s.













Did your Mum use the AWW Childrens Birthday Cake Book?

8 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

I love Australian cookery books. I have a few on my shelf. Love the cake photos. The piano. The piggy. All of it. Just great.

The Happy Whisk said...

Forgot to ask. Which was your favorite cake?

The Recipe Binder said...

My favourite was my 3rd birthday cake which was the piano. I think it's my favourite because one of my first memories was the afternoon Mum actually made the cake. I remember her putting on the white chocolate and licorice piano keys vividly. And asking if I could eat the stool. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

That is a good memory, Binder. Thanks so much for sharing it with me. And I love that you asked if you could eat the stool. Great story.

felicakes said...

A piano as a cake??!!! Wow... brilliant! Love it. I can't wait to start baking with my lil Tiger.

sara @ Belly Rumbles said...

I know that butterfly :) I was the same with my Mum & I kept the books. My son who is now 18 did the same thing with me. Such is the circle of life.

MaidInAustralia said...

Mum had the book, but never used it. I would leaf through it hungrily. But my big sister, 8 years older than I, made me a piano for my 18th birthday (I was a talented pianist back then). Oh it tasted so lovely and was so beautiful! She also regularly made the cakes for her own kids. Love that book!

Anonymous said...

We (my brother, sister and I) loved choosing our cakes from the WW cake book. I am now making them for my kids! 32 years later!

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