birthday cake craziness

Birthday craziness is in full swing around here!
We had a bit of a cake frenzy for my partners birthday the other day! He LOVES cakes! I went to Adriano Zumbo's Patisserie in Balmain... and boy, did my little man and I have a hard time choosing! We left the shop with 3 gorgeous cakes and a macaroon for my little man.

This cake got eaten before I could take any photo's of it :) Image source from here.
v8 - black sesame dacquiose, brown sugar crunch, lychee gel,
raspberry sponge, raspberry jelly, liquorice cremeaux, rose
chantilly patisserie.  image source

chocolate mousse - francesco chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate biscuit,
creme brulee aux the, berry fruits compote, berry meringue sticks

Happy Birthday! Flourless chocolate biscuit, chocolate sabayon mousse,
ultimate chocolate brownie, caramel mou, milk chocolate chantilly
and cocoa nib nougatine with a White chocolate and Passionfruit glaze

I unfortunately have a terrible dairy allergy and so I couldn't sample them but I have it on good authority that they were absolutely delicious!

We also made a chocolate birthday cake for my partner (one that I could eat)... which was just too much fun for one little boy!

:: chocolate coconut cake... YUM!

And it was my birthday yesterday... 45 years old... so that makes me half 90 years old...YIKES!! Of course we had to make another cake! My little man was in heaven... so much licking to do! :)

:: the best bit about making cakes is licking cake mix off everything!

:: sprung licking the cake... naughty little monkey!!! :)

We have another birthday on the weekend which means another cake... my waist line in not happy with me at the moment! Luckily everyone else who is having birthdays around this time (and there is a LOT) all live interstate or overseas... phew... my waist line is very thankful for that :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...


  1. When my daughter was allergic to eggs (she eventually outgrew it) I started looking for vegan cake recipes. Here is one we really enjoyed--I made it for her first birthday: (I owned the Joy of Cooking but found it online so I could share!) There was also a popular vegan cupcake cookbook out at the time and we tried some of those too. Looking for vegan baking recipes is helpful because even though you can eat eggs, you know they won't have any dairy in them. Now, of course, we can have eggs but it has to be gluten free, so I have one go-to chocolate cake recipe that I use for everything. :)

    1. Yum thanks for the recipe... I quite like vegan recipes :)

  2. Oh, and I meant to add, I never would have guessed you were 45!!

  3. Happy Birthday Lamina!!
    No dairy, that's hard, especially with all that Zumbo around!!!
    Look forward to catching up next week. :-)

  4. Birthday cakes = happy kid - he must think August is the best month in the year - except for December since it brings him multiple Christmas parties with all manner of deliciousness!

  5. Oh Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!! Hope it was lovely and you were utterly spoilt. Hugs, Alisa xx

  6. Happy Happy Birthday sweet Lamina!! And happy birthday to the Mr.!!! So you both have birthdays at the same week! Full on!!
    Hope you had the bestest celebrations! xx

    1. Thank you... it is a bit crazy but lots of fun! :)

  7. Those Zumbo cakes look amazing! I love your homemade ones with the freckles and sprinkles though- yum! I hope you had an awesome birthday!!!! :)
    xoxo Lauren

  8. I really shouldn't read blogs when it's night time and I'm feeling snacky. Too often I stumble on photos like these. :) Enjoy the indulgence.

  9. Soooo many cakes! LOL, I agree with June said above...
    Happy belated birthday to your man!
    Ronnie xo


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