Saturday, May 16, 2015

Officially a tott!

 Back from the markets


Someone turned two this weekend. They went to the local markets with dad to buy some yummy fruit, and picked out a handmade wooden train, made from a local craftsman.


9" cake (made gluten free)


The night before, I was busy making New York Baked Cheesecake, adding the black cherry topping this morning. Which made this little Mister, quite a happy chappy!


Someone likes cake


Given that his sister's birthday was a few weeks earlier, he seemed to know what blowing out the candle was, without needing any prompting from us. Even before we got the candles on, he was practicing his blowing at the cake. But it was more fun when everyone joined in!


Make a wish


Then it was time to taste the cake. We think our little Mister liked it. Frankly, so did we! Second helpings anyone?


Mmmm...


Still, there was plenty of leftovers for tomorrow, and probably the next day, and the day after that!


Never mind the mess!


It was a quiet day, with no special activities except the local markets, but we have been a busy family lately.  We still had a delicious cake though, blew out candles and even got a round of block playing (and demolishing) in with Dad.

My birthday is the last in the family, but thankfully still a few months away! No more cake!


UPDATE: I have a link to the cheesecake recipe. I tweaked it a little, by adding an extra 1/4 cup of crushed biscuits to the base, as well as another tablespoon of butter. For the cherry topping, I added an extra tablespoon of sugar, as well as 2 teaspoons of arrowroot flour to the cherry syrup, and simmered for a minute, before removing from the heat and gently stirring the cherries back in. That's because I couldn't find "cherry pie" filling, only black cherries in syrup.

When it baked, it rose over the tin but didn't spill over. Once it cooled a little out of the oven I was able to gently push the "muffin top" back into the tin. If I made this again, I would put a strip of oiled baking paper, around the edge of the springform pan, to hold it all in.


14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Little Mister! Hope you enjoyed your yummy cake ;)

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    1. Thanks. :) He certainly did enjoy the cake. When we opened the fridge last night too, he saw the cake, pointed at it and said, "yummy". We still have cake left over after 3 days!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your cute little man! That cheesecake is HUGE and sure looks lovely! I feel like cheesecake now.

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    1. Thanks Linda. :) It was a big cake. Too big for our family to consume. It was the first time I made it though. I could've halved the recipe and it still would have sufficed. I'll know better next time. ;)

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  3. Two already!?!? Where has the time flown! Such a handsome little man. And the cheesecake looks divine! I think I need to make me some.

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    1. I can't believe two years have passed either. I'm going to put a link up for the recipe. I changed it a little, but it should still turn out very simillar. Enjoy! :)

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  4. That cake is to die for Chris. I am rather wheat intolerant so many gluten free recipes suit me fine.

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    1. Hi Phil and thanks for the compliments on the cake. I'm going to update the post to link to the recipe. Make sure you have plenty of helpers to eat this! ;)

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  5. Hi and Happy Birthday to the little darling! I thought I had posted a comment when you first published this so I am very sorry for the lateness. That cook looks great but I won't be making it-I can eat it all by myself over the course of three days. No thanks;)

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    1. Thanks Linda. :) I'm getting over a cold so have replied later too. Isn't the 11th commandment, Thou shall not eat cake, lol? ;)

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    2. Why yes it is! I hope you feel better soon!

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