Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Oh dear


Birthdays aren't as fun as they used to be are they? When you're a kid, it's something you really look forward to, and it makes you so proud to be one whole year older. I think it's fair to say I've reached the age when having a birthday just means getting older. And no, not necessarily wiser. And not necessarily happy with what you've achieved either. Oh, and not qualifying for a Young Persons Railcard. It's the beginning of the end I tell you.


But what better excuse to make sweet little nibbles hey? I'd like to credit Apple and Spice for those lovely chewy peanut butter cookies and Stash Avalanche for the lush pecan shortbread squares. I hope they go down well in the office, I like to keep up this reputation that I can indeed bake!


I guess I can try and preserve that reputation by doing some quality control at home. Unfortunately, these guys below didn't pass the test. I added too much chocolate powder and it made them all dry instead of nice and gooey. And they might have had a bit too long in the oven too, oops. Shame. 


But birthdays also mean enjoying a cake bought by a loved one. You can't beat that.

17 comments:

little pink room said...

Happy birthday! Embrace 'old age', it's much more fun than fighting it. Now... where did I leave my cup of hot milk?

The Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!! (for whenever it exactly was!)

I know, I was gutted when the Young Person's Railcard was no more, I spend half my life on trains!

clarabelle said...

Happy Birthday! The cookies and shortbread look scrumptious
x

Ali said...

Happy Birthday! No matter what age you are, birthdays always bring cake, which cannot be a bad thing.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday you spring chicken! xxxxx

mooncalf said...

Happy happy birthday!!

ana said...

Your pecan squares turned out a lot better than mine did, and much more photogenic too :¬)
Happy Birthday!

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday! Your bakes look yummy. x

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!! Those pecan squares look absolutely divine!
R x

Maria♥ said...

Happy Birthday! All your baked goodies look delish, especially those pecan squares!

Maria
x

Kitty M said...

Oooh how exciting to have discovered your blog on your birthday! Hope you have had a fabulous cake filled day! x

Marie said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy all those lovely looking cakes :-)

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to yo-ooooooo.
Happy birthday to you.

Many happy returns of the day.

Even though you're older, I hope you had fun.

Jill xxxx

H said...

I could eat it all right now!!! the birthday cake looks like heaven- i'd have picked all the fudge off the top in seconds given my current state of play! Happy birthday x

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Your goodies look scrumptious for sure. Hope you had a great day!

The Curious Cat said...

Oh gosh...all these treats! It is treat overload here...I can't take it - our family friend is practically a feeder...there is no escape from the goodies and she keeps saying 'but you're on holiday! EAT!' -yeah but we're here a month and weight put on is harder to shift! These are dangerous times! xxx

jane said...

Happy birthday!! Those all look delicious, I can feel my willpower dissolving into a big toffee-fied puddle at the sight of those pecan thingies. Hope you had a lovely day despite lack of a sense of momentous occasion! I recently turned no-more-railcard too, major downer.