Yesterday we had a bit of a party for Squidge- a BBQ/Pool party.  After weeks and weeks of rain yesterday looked like it was going to turn out to be a gorgeous day.  We here at Casa da Vavo held our breath as we got organized

I spent the night before baking and decorating her Winnie the Witch inspired birthday cake.  I wanted it to be ready for when she woke up in the morning.  When she noticed it she gave a great gasp.  I told her it was her Winnie the Witch** birthday cake and she informed me it wasn’t tall* enough!  Aaaah well I just told her that Winnie is very big and she is only a little girl so her cake is little girl sized.  She was happy with this explanation.

Winnie the Witch cake

Squidge had a fantastic time and wants to have another birthday party tomorrow.

*In the book Winnie conjures up a cake that is 8 layers- black forest, orange, ginger sponge, strawberry shortcake, cheesecake, rainbow, fruit cake and chocolate.  Needless to say I wasn’t about to make a cake that big but I think I got the essence of it.

**If you’ve never read any of the Winnie the Witch books you NEED to go and read them this.very.second!!  The books are written by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul***.  I absolutely love Paul’s illustrations and have purchased books just because he is the illustrator.  I will say that the combo of Thomas and Paul is my favorite at the moment.  I’m looking forward to reading more books illustrated by Korky Paul.

*** Dear Mr Paul, I wouldn’t turn down an original illustration.


  1. June 29, 2009 /

    oh my. LOVE the cake. well done. I adore these pics. I have so enjoyed watching your squidge grow this past year. sigh….she is so beautiful.

  2. June 29, 2009 /

    I think her cake looks fantastic!!!!!!!!! And tell her we’re free for a second party in a few weeks!!! Oh and we need another winnie cake!! (only joking about the cake it must have taken ages!!)

  3. bubblewench
    June 29, 2009 /

    I’m totally impressed. I burn cinnamon buns out of the package. I could never make a cake that awesome! Nice job!

  4. Jeanette
    June 29, 2009 /

    Oh wow, you are so very clever! LOL at her wanting a taller cake. It’s absolutely awesome.
    Love those books, my boys have got quite a lot of them

  5. June 29, 2009 /

    sounds like a fun birthday! chloe has one of the Winnie books – a gift from my SIL in the UK, she loves it.

  6. Sarah
    June 29, 2009 /

    What a creation!

  7. Teddy
    June 29, 2009 /

    What a fantastic cake!!!! Glad the birthday girl enjoyed it. xx

  8. June 30, 2009 /

    Mmmm, yummy. I don’t think my kids have had the books, so I will have to go and look for them.

  9. SCM
    June 30, 2009 /

    Oh WOW! Cake looks amazing.