Thursday, 4 December 2014

chocolate-filled birthday wishes

It’s so hard to believe that this little miracle

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born 6 weeks prematurely, very unexpectedly but very, VERY loved

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turned twenty just this week.

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As is the tradition in Sugarlane House, dinner is birthday boy’s choice….so it was definitely lasagne, salad and garlic bread

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followed by chocolate mud cake baked earlier that day

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But not just ANY chocolate mud cake…….

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Seeing as we’re an ‘adult’ now….not a teenager anymore and definitely no longer a premmie, we had Baileys Chocolate Mud Cake slathered in Baileys dark chocolate ganache.

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So good!  But that was not enough……we had to go out for another birthday dinner a couple of nights later to celebrate with the extended family and a few of Nick’s friends…..so another chocolate cake had to be made…….

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….seeing a pattern here??  SOMEONE likes adores chocolate!

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Choc raspberry cake, filled with raspberry jam and fresh cream and topped with (again!) chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries.  Not a crumb left……think it was a hit!

They do say chocolate is good for your health….and it certainly has done wonders for this little premmie of mine………

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The happiest of birthday wishes  to my wonderful 6ft2in, chocolate fuelled blessing.  Love you to the moon and back

xox Sugary hugs :o)

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19 comments:

Anthea said...

Ha Ha Wendy, I love the way your son is holding the knife! He means business!
Happy Birthday to him & Happy Parenting Anniversary to you...

Flickenstichlerin said...

I am still looking at the pacifier, how huge it seems to be. Congratulations on this great reason to celebrate.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Tammy said...

The birthday boy sure is a lot bigger now than in those first pictures...They grow up so fast.. I know you are proud of him..

Susan said...

An early start obviously didn't slow him down! Happy birthday and good job Mum. X

Christine M said...

Happy birthday to your son. We have the same tradition here at our house too. The birthday person gets to choose their favourite meal. Of course, I always choose to go out. Even fish and chips pleases me as long as I don't have to cook!

Yvonne W said...

Happy birthday, Nick. Where has that time gone to? The chocolate cakes look delicious!

Edi said...

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary as a MOM :) Happy birthday, Nick. Wishing you so many more blessings :)

xoxo

Jo said...

He looks like he has done just fine

shez said...

happy birthday Nick,lucky your mum is such a good cook,lol.xx

Maria said...

Happy Birthday young man... Your dinner and cake look delicious...

Farm Quilter said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your wonderful son's birthday!! Happy Birthday, Nick!!! Now please, take pity on us and share the recipe for the Baileys Chocolate Mud Cake and Baileys Dark Chocolate Ganache!!!

Lin said...

Gosh those cakes look good! Congratulations to the birthday boy - and to you. xx

Pinnylea Creations said...

Happy Birthday Nick.... Chocolate must be good for you if you can grow to 6'2" (I obviously didn't get enough as I'm only 5'3" lol) x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy birthday young Nick hope you had a great day

desertskyquilts said...

Happy birthday! What a change 20 years makes. =)

Lyn said...

What a wonderful celebration..and that cake looks so tempting..

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to Nick - mmm Baileys ganache sounds very yummy! - cant beat a chocolate mud cake.

Noela said...

Happy Birthday to your son wendy. He is one lucky boy having a Mum who makes a mean chocolate cake. hugs......

Allie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your son - Wendy, we simply MUST be related, we're all chocolate-fueled too! The one anomaly is my son Sam, who has to have white chocolate. Not sure what's wrong with him, lol.