17th birthday cake
My daughter will be away for her 17th birthday at the end of this month. She and four other Year-12 students are representing Australia in an International Young Physicists Tournament in China and are leaving this Saturday. My husband had asked if I wanted to go along and help with the language translation. I said No because I think the kids can do with a bit of freedom (and excitement) in a foreign country. And, sure enough, because the mummy doesn't want to go, the daddy had conveniently engineered a business trip to be up there at the same time - the daddy and the daughter are leaving together on the same flight.
The mummy is not unhappy with all that. She made an Orange Infused Sponge Cake with Coconut & Orange Cream Icing for the daughter's 17th birthday in advance. The cake was decorated with orange roses, the petals of which were lightly coated with egg white before icing sugar was dusted. The birthday was celebrated two weeks ahead of time.
Here is the birthday cake:
Orange Infused Sponge Cake with Coconut & Orange Cream Icing