25

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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I turned 25 this month!

And like all mature 25 year olds, I sent out invitations to my birthday party.

Which was an afternoon tea.

Last year (if you recall) was my very first afternoon tea ever with my new (and now best) London pals, and even though I'm back in Canada I couldn't resist having another here.

Now, my dining room is no Bea's of Bloomsbury, but I have to admit I think I did a pretty decent job whipping up some treats and sandwiches for me and my friends. I say whipping up as if it took minutes when really it took perhaps a week and couldn't have been done without my sous-chef, AKA my mom. Thanks mom!

So everyone came over and we ate all the treats (tea sandwiches and macarons and fawn shortbreads and eclairs and scones and cake, of course) and drank all the teas. And all the prosecco, if I'm being perfectly honest. What's a birthday without a little bubbly?

The cake I baked was from this lovely book that I got for Christmas and it was deeeeelicious. Seriously delicious. My mom and I made the homemade jam and paired with the sponge layers and the cream in the center.. cake heaven.

So that was my birthday! And now I'm 25.


A few side notes:

1) Let's pretend the 12 Days of Baking Mega Fail at Christmas never happened, okay?
2) I should probably have some wise list of things I've learned in my quarter-century on earth but I don't and I'm sure if I did someone else has probably already also learned them and blogged them in a much more eloquent post than I could possibly ever write.
3) I move back to England in two months!
4) I have given up social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for Lent. I don't usually give anything up but one of my friends was doing it and social media has kind of taken over my life so, if you're wondering why I haven't tweeted about my breakfast or instagrammed a sunset in a while, that's why.
5) I wish I had that cake again right now

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Joccy said...

Hard to believe that our youngest child...adult is 25. It was a great afternoon tea..enjoyed by some of Saras' special friends. The cake and treats were delicious and the girls all looked lovely. Enjoy your adventures of 2015.

New Girl in Toon said...

Wow that cake looks amazing, so colourful! I love the idea of hosting an afternoon tea at your house - looks like you did a fantastic job!

Chloe x
newgirlintoon.co.uk

Miranda | Miranda's Notebook said...

Happy Belated Birthday! This looks like the perfect way to celebrate it. I adore afternoon tea, and it looks like you cooked up the most marvellous feast. All the pictures are beautiful! That cake book looks super too - I'm very tempted to it!

Alix Porritt said...

I have to say, I literally loathe birthdays. Mine always end up being bitterly disappointing. In fact, last year's was THE worst by far! However, having said all that…Yours looked absolutely perfect and is giving me ideas for mine (28th this year…week)! That cake and those biscuits and well…everything! So so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! <3

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Katie Bedlow said...

Looks like a beautiful birthday afternoon, that cake looks delicious and I love the decoration! Can't beat a good afternoon tea! Hope your lent runs smoothly! Katie x

Katie Bedlow said...

Looks like a beautiful birthday afternoon, that cake looks delicious and I love the decoration! Can't beat a good afternoon tea! Hope your lent runs smoothly! Katie x

Bronwyn said...

Now that is the cutest little birthday party ! I think anyone would have happily attended! I turn 40 next year and I've already told my hubby and friends that I want an English-style tea party for my special birthday. Love your little "doe" cookies. Very sweet! Happy Birthday!

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sophiecliff said...

How amazing is your cake you clever thing! I would love to be able to bake like that.

Happy birthday to you x

Felicia Castonguay said...

Sorry, I'm sort of stalking you today but anyway...

I am so jelly of that amazing birthday! Also, how do you write so prettily? Oh, and you should come to Montreal now that I have my own place in the city :) (Well, once you get back from England obviously)