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Thursday, July 19, 2012

just popping in

Hi everyone,
I am just popping in to say that I have been in bed all week with some sort of flu, high temps, coughing and a spinning head. 
The spinning head is the worst as I can't read, can't get up for long or concentrate on anything.
I am forcing myself out of bed this afternoon because life goes on and I am making a birthday cake for a very special lady in our family who will be 101 - yes that is one hundred and one years old on Saturday! 
I posted here last year when VCH's grandmother- or Great Nana as she is known by the children turned one hundred and now 1 year later we are blessed to be celebrating her 101st birthday- amazing!
I volunteered to do the cake because if I make it we can eat it. 
So I am making a gluten free, sugar free cake for us that is also nut free for our niece who has a nut allergy.
There will be 30 plus people attending the party at a local restaurant on Saturday and so I am doing a three layered cake.
The bottom is a chocolate mud cake, the middle layer will be an orange cake and the top I am doing a cherry coconut cake. 
The whole cake will be iced in chocolate ganache so I needed to make cakes that would taste good covered in chocolate.
I am then going to decorate with chocolate and fresh berries.


  1. Good luck with the cake. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Hey Deanne, sorry to hear you have been unwell :( A celebration may be just the thing to help you along the path to recovery - 101 is pretty inspirational!! Happy birthday to Great Nana and I hope you are feeling better soon!

  3. Hi Deanne,
    The cake sounds lovely. I hope you are well enough to enjoy the party.
    Beth x


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