Last Saturday was Baby Girl’s first birthday.
And as far as I’m concerned, no birthday is complete without a cake.
We’ve been quite strict with Baby Girl in some ways; we’re only now introducing small amounts of salt into her diet, eg, unsmoked ham, & she’s never had processed sugar.
Now, I love baking. And I can’t wait to make her birthday cakes in the future. But for this year, for her first taste of cake, I decided to go simple.
Lactose free vanilla cupcakes with pink buttercream icing.
But Baby Girl is her mama’s daughter & couldn’t wait…
Before everyone arrived, I’d put them on the dining room table. Next thing, I turned around to find a handprint in one of the cupcakes & Baby Girl with a little pink moustache! We had to hide the cupcakes in the end as she got so upset at not being allowed more!
Later, when the time actually came to have cake, after singing Happy Birthday & blowing out the candles, we realised it was going to be a messy business. So we stripped off her pretty party dress & sat her naked on the kitchen floor with her cupcake.
Baby Girl was beside herself. She didn’t know when to laugh or cry at the joy that was cake. And God help anyone who tried to wipe anything she smeared on the floor around her: “I’m saving that for later!!” (Is what we assumed she was screaming at us in gobbledygook.)
So all in all, cake was a hit. And Baby Girl remembered it at a friend’s first birthday yesterday. Luckily, it too was a dairy free cake, because I think if I’d tried to stop madam from having any, I would have come off worse.
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