Monday, November 5, 2012


It was a busy weekend I decided to host a 50th birthday party on Friday evening. As I only decided on Thursday evening I was under pressure. I did not finish my shopping until 3.30 Friday and I only started cooking then but it did work out even though guests were arriving at 7.30.

I make a lovely hazelnut layer cake as the birthday cake which turned out well. Thanks to Lorraine's pascale a latest recipe book for the rest of the menu.

Saturday was lazing around and cleaning. Sunday was watching rugby in the rain (true mother love).

Here's hoping for a rain free happy week.


  1. Lindo bolo! Hummm ... parece ser delicioso! Amo avelãs! linda semana! Abraços!

  2. Wow delicious cake! congratulations, dear!!!
    Have a good week! and my G+ for you...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  3. Just enjoyed catching up on your recent posts (loved the Halloween pictures)The cake looks amazing and I'm a big fan of hazelnuts. I've had my eye on this book as I bought Lorraine Pascale's previous one and found the recipes easy to follow. I enjoy watching her cookery programmes too. I'm definitely going to buy this latest one now!

  4. I think I will buy this cookbook...gorgeous cake:) you are great to organise a party with so little time....I would be in a major panic:)

  5. Hallo Inge!Delicious cake!Happy birthday!Wish you a lovely week my dear!

  6. Wow - that is an unbelievable beauty of a cake to make on a late Friday arvo. Fabulous. You are indeed the super hostess - well done you. (I always do it just before too - I find it so much less stressful, bizarrely)