A 100th birthday is definitely not something you experience often! It is a very special occasion and I felt honoured to be a guest at this truly special birthday party (apart from that it felt great to be the third-youngest person amongst around 60 guests, I have to admit ;)).
Anyway, like it should be for such a special birthday, Auntie Ada enjoyed a very exciting day. It started off with a mass that was held especially for her. After that Ada enjoyed a well-deserved Sherry and had a little break before being interviewed by the Knutsford Guardian (you can find the article here).
With a lovely dress and beautiful jewelry she was well prepared to stick on her birthday-badge before welcoming around 60 guests at her party.
Although this is maybe not one of my typical posts of baking-, cooking-, or DIY-ideas the occasion felt so special that I really wanted to share some pictures here on the blog. I hope you enjoy them!
My job for this special cake was to bake a birthday cake so big that all the guests could have a piece for dessert.
I went for a two-tiered cake and filled it with raspberries, strawberries and a tasty cream.
I have not made many bigger cakes before so that was a bit of a challenge and this cake would not win a beauty competition – but: most importantly the birthday girl loved it and it tasted good.
Auntie Ada loved the posing when she cut the cake and was stood there for a good 5 minutes until every guest had taken a picture. She looked like a true star and couldn’t get enough of smiling in front of the cameras :).
The afternoon ended with a very happy but exhausted Auntie Ada. Back at home she enjoyed another glass of sherry and was overwhelmed by all the cards and gifts she had received on her special day – of course one of the most important cards was of course the Birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen :).