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Happy Birthday


Well today “Out of the Birdcage” turns one, it was exactly a year ago that I started to embark on the blogosphere and, thinking I would probably be talking to myself, I am really honoured to have picked up a few followers on the way, and have been given the opportunity to meet and chat with some truly talented people.

To celebrate I thought I would share the cake (courtesy of Donna Hays ideas book) I made for my nephew who turned one at the end of last year and my wonderful dad who is one year off of 70 (although don’t tell him I told you that). Not a calorie in sight! Obviously there is a huge link here to a colour consultant, although that said this is what a couple of the places look like when I turn up to advise them on the best colour for the bathroom!!


Thank you…. and here’s to seeing what the next 12 months brings….. meanwhile on with the colourful adventure…..


Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Cookery, Craft, Recipes


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Sunday Afternoon Tea – Death by Divine Chocolate

My nieces birthday request was a chocolate cake….. well up for a challenge, half a kilo of dark chocolate, half a kilo of mascarpone, half a kilo of cherries, half a litre of cream …… oh and a little bit of Brandy = 1 heart attack black forest gateau. But for a once in a while treat..ohhhh soooo good.

Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


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