The Birthday Bash

19 Sep

It seemed to work out quite well that Matilda’s party got cancelled last week. Possibly not for those friends and family members who were sick but it did mean that the weather was definitely more favourable for an outdoor bbq! It was a typical Melbourne afternoon, there was a lot of taking the cardigan off then putting the cardigan back on but overall, the weather behaved itself.

First of all, I would like to thank the wonderful Emma and her family for the trampoline. We assembled it (without too much ado!) on Saturday afternoon so Matilda didn’t see it until Sunday morning. Well. She was delighted with it! She jumped and did roly poly’s all afternoon, until she got so tired that, in the middle of her party, she had to go and have a sleep! Which was completely fair enough! It is such a wonderful thing to have and I am very grateful! Thanks Emma!!


Now, I am not a domestic goddess in any sense of the word. Simon does most of the interesting cooking in this house. But for some reason, I got it into my head that I wanted to make Tilda a birthday cake. And not just any cake but one of those cakes – from the now vintage edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book.

I admit, I picked a fairly easy one.

From the book










But I think you will agree that my version was pretty darn good!








Possibly, even better. 🙂

Simon cooked a great bbq, the beers were cold and the sun shone down. Thank you so much to everyone who came. Thank you for the amazing presents and for celebrating this very special day with us.

Much love



7 Responses to “The Birthday Bash”

  1. Cally September 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Sounds a wonderful party for Tilda. She looks so happy.
    I love the photos. And the cake is perfect.

  2. Carole laird September 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Tilda is really enjoying the trampoline, wonderful to see. Well done Laura a great cake.


  3. Ken and Wendy Brown September 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi Laura,
    You may recall that Ken and I are friends of your Mum and Dad.
    We have just read all the stories you have put on the blog and we feel we are getting to know little Tilda. She is a beautiful little girl and you are both showing great courage and love in this most difficult time for you.
    We loved the videos with Tilda on the trampoline, climbing down the stairs with Janet and the birthday cake was a winner.
    We look forward to reading more and we send our love and support.
    x Wendy and Ken Brown

    • teamtilda September 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

      Thank you Wendy and Ken for your lovely comments and your support. It is much appreciated. xo

  4. Margaret Black September 20, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    What a fantastic cake.
    So glad Tilda had a great birthday. She certainly loves the trampoline. I have some lovely photos from Christmas with Tilda there with her sunglasses on.
    Lots of love

  5. Waidehi September 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    Holy incredible cake batman!!! Great to see how much fun she had and well done Mumma and Dadda. xo

  6. Jeremy September 23, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    Hi Laura
    London Fabinyis here. We’re so looking forward to seeing you all at Christmas. It’s so hard to imagine what you are all going through and how strong you are. We’re thinking of you…..
    lots of love
    jeremy kate stella isla

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