Isabel’s First Birthday

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Isabel turned 1 on Sunday. Crazy to think it has been a year since my world was turned upside down by a warm pink bundle of goo. It makes me all broody for more babies just thinking about it :D

Anyway, to celebrate her birthday we had family over and ate crisps, sausage rolls, jelly and ice cream, etc. I also baked an epic Very Hungry Caterpillar cake:

Very Hungry Caterpillar cake

I didn’t think it came out too bad, considering I had never used that sort of icing before OR in fact made a decorated cake at all. Very Hungry Caterpillar aficionados will recognise a few minor incorrect details (the antennae should be purple, eye pupils green, should have 6 feet) but this was mostly due to lack of time/running out of icing/forgetting to buy purple.

Tasted good though.

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

25 comments so far

  1. Carly said:

    That cake is awesome Jem, I hope you had a great day <

    Broody for more babies hey? Or just wanting another year off work now you’ve had to go back?? heheehe.

  2. Macca said:

    Happy belated birthday to Isabel. :)

    I love the very hungry caterpillar. :)

    My mum got me a hungry caterpillar mug for Christmas last year and the other day I got up in the middle of the night wanting a glass of water. But there were no glasses, so I went to grab a mug.

    I have strabismus so my depth perception is very poor and I managed to put it down on the edge of the kitchen surface, and it fell and smashed on the floor.

    I cried for like half an hour. :(

  3. Mumblies said:

    The cake was indeed wonderfully made (tasted good too) and everything that you did for the party was great! I think Isabel had a super time too, she certainly seemed to be enjoying being the centre of attention. I think you should take a piccy of her giant hungry caterpillar too, he deserves a mention too :)

  4. Caity said:

    Happy Belated Birthday to Isabel. That cake is definitely epic. That book is so great. I can’t believe it has been a year already. A year goes pretty fast.

  5. Kitty said:

    Happy birthday to lil’ Isabel!

    Wait wait.. did I hear that right? Broody for more babies? Are we to expect more little Jem and little Karl in the future? ;)

    Nomnomnom! That’s a nice cake. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it’s the effort that counts (and the taste too, of course) :p

  6. Kelly said:

    Shh…ugar – I log into this site about once every 3 months (keep forgetting about it/get distracted by shiny objects) and remember when you were writing pregnancy entries. Swear that was yesterday. Time flying away with me…

    Anyways, Belated Happy Birthday to Isabell and the caterpillar.