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The Imperfect wife

It's OH's birthday tomorrow. He likes carrot cake so I asked about ordering one in a local bakery ... quote £40! So I came home and baked a coffee sponge, soaked it with Kahlua and cream. That's true love :)



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I had to look up what Kahlua was - as it has rum in it, I'm inviting myself over, Sheila. Happy Birthday, OH!

31 Aug, 2021

 

How could they justify £40 for a carrot cake?!!

Well done Sheila - home baking is always the best - happy birthday wishes to your OH.

31 Aug, 2021

 

I think the title of this photo should be 'The Perfect Wife' - I'm sure it tastes much nicer than a shop one. I love the decoration :)
Happy birthday to husband for tomorrow !

31 Aug, 2021

 

Ange, thanks, and you’re welcome to come over any time 🙂.

Shirley - many thanks. Yes, crazy price, and the price for one slice was £3.99! Steve used to bake little cakes for his colleagues every week and sold them for about 50p each - he was very popular lol, and all the money went to the local children’s hospice … over £1,000 eventually.

Hywel … lovely comments, thank you 🙂🙂.

31 Aug, 2021

 

Sheila, Andy's birthday is in couple of weeks and you've inspired me to bake a cake. I have not been to the store for a year so I do not how expensive they are here but reading your post I decided to bake one regardless.

Happy birthday wishes and all the best for the future to your dear OH, especially good health...... from both of us.

I hope my cake will look as charming as yours :-)

31 Aug, 2021

 

Wishing your OH a very happy birthday! Your cake is worth a great deal because it has love in it, which a shop cake can't really have can it?

31 Aug, 2021

 

Lovely comments Klahanie and Sue … thank you both. xx

31 Aug, 2021

 

Sounds delicious happy birthday OH :-)

31 Aug, 2021

 

nothing imperfect on a lovely thought never ever - Happy birthday to him

31 Aug, 2021

 

Sheila, Steve certainly did well with his cake sales! Bless him . . . :o))

31 Aug, 2021

 

Many thanks Daylily, Paul and Shirley 🙂.

1 Sep, 2021

 

Well done Sheila, a lovely thought. By the way I much prefer coffee cake to carrot cake!!
Happy birthday to your husband.

1 Sep, 2021

 

Looks scrummy! Happy Birthday to your OH.

1 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you Chris and Josee … we are just having a portion right now (9.00pm Wednesday) and OH has just said that it is “very nice”! 🙂🙂

1 Sep, 2021

 

perfect. I hope he appreciated your efforts. I love home baking, so much better and usually no additives. They never last long enough to go stale of 'off'.

2 Sep, 2021

 

I agree Eileen, thanks. My stand by cake is Shirley’s apricot cake, but I sometimes buy gluten-free brownies from Waitrose because they’re delicious.

2 Sep, 2021

 

Belated Happy Birthday to the OH....£40 for a Carrot Cake? That's rediculous!
I always prefer something someone has made/grown as a present rather than something bought...so much more personal I feel.
Your cake sounds totally yummy! I bet the OH thoroughly enjoyed it.

2 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you Julia … we are enjoying a portion every evening … luckily it lasts very well 🙂.

2 Sep, 2021

 

So sorry for coming in late Sheila, I hope hubby enjoyed his birthday, and I'm sure he loves your coffee cake. I love anything coffee flavoured, and soaked in alcohol..wow, heaven..haha!
Your Steve sounded lovely, kind and generous Sheila, and so well loved...x

2 Sep, 2021

 

Thanks Janey, yes the cake is scrumptious (and easy!).

Bless you … our boy Steve was pretty special … a friend to anyone who needed a friend, and a great pal to me 🙂. x

3 Sep, 2021

 

Apologies from me, Sheila! I do hope he enjoyed a lovely birthday! Your cake looks so pretty and of course, I’m pretty sure it was delicious too! Much better than shop bought - lots of love has gone in to baking it x

3 Sep, 2021

 

Thanks Kate, you’re so right … home baked shows the love! (and I’m enjoying it too 🙂).

3 Sep, 2021

 

Your cake is baked with lots of love and will taste much nicer than a bought one. Have a lovely Birthday time together. x

4 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you kindly Linda.

4 Sep, 2021



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