25th Birthday Celebration
|Serita's Birthday Cake|
It seems like just yesterday that this cute bundle of joy arrived in our house. Everything we got was pink as we had decided we wanted a baby girl…the clothes, the cradle, the blanket, the bottle, and so on. My mother bought me a blue flask saying “what if…” and I shushed her up. That baby girl is now 25 years old and a blessing to everyone around her. Happy Birthday Serita. Have a great day. Follow your rainbow and may all your dreams come true.
1 cup butter; 2 cups caster sugar; 3 cups flour; 4 eggs; 2 tsp vanilla essence; 1 tsp baking powder; a little milk if required.
1 cup whipped cream with sugar or 1 cup cream beaten till stiff with sugar to taste. Keep in the refrigerator.
Sliced peaches, cherries and mint leaves for decoration.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together three times and keep aside. Beat the sugar and butter together till pale and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one by one along with the vanilla essence. Gently fold in the flour a little at a time. Divide mixture into two and pour into two greased and lined 8 inch round sandwich pans. Bake in preheated oven at 150 C for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool overnight.
Next day unmould the cake and spread the whipped cream all over. Arrange slices of peaches and cherries all over the cake starting from the outside. Place the mint leaves. Place the cake back in the freezer until it’s time to cut it. Serve large slices to all well wishers.