2014-07-29

Birthday dinner in silly heat



How are you guys doing in the heat?

Here the days are melting away and thunderbugs cover just about
every surface, making it impossible to enjoy the outdoors.
In the green house however, the plants have really taken off and we can
finally see some giant leaves and girl flowers on the pumpkins!

It's Cinnamon man's birthday today. We're having a party Saturday,
but I wanted to cook him a nice meal on his big day as well. (He's Skypeing
with America right now, so I thought I would do a quick post.)






We started off with fish soup, continued with (homegrown) vegetable
and pork pie, and finished off with a chocolate layer cake.






The cake has coffee cream butter filling, two layers of caramel sauce
and a chocolate mousse frosting. I think this might be my very first
tall/three layer cake, but it certainly won't be my last :)






I gave my man a case of beer (romantic, non? ;)) and my parents
gifted us some nice dessert wine, but his real present is a bit delayed
because my man couldn't decide on what he wanted until last week...
And I have realized it will most likely entail some major sewing.





 





28 kommentarer:

  1. Happy Birthday to Cinnamon Man from Skoora and I. We hope he has a wonderful day and lovely party this weekend! Your food always looks so wonderful and tasty!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, from me and Cinnamon man!
      If you ever come to Sweden I promise to cook you guys a feast :)

      Radera
  2. I'd love to celebrate my Birthday with you, the food looks great! Best wishes to your man!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, but I know you bake frequent goodies too :)

      Radera
  3. Mmmmy gosh that cake. 0.o I want it.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It was even better the day after, and the day after that.. :)

      Radera
  4. Yowza, look at that cake! Happy birthday to the lucky guy it was baked for!

    SvaraRadera
  5. I might have stared at that cake for way too long. And I think someone licked the screen while I wasn't looking. Yum!

    Happy Birthday to your Cinnamon Man. Now I'm all curious about the gift to come...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's nothing mysterious at all, just sheets. But since we have a Swedish bed coupled with Dutch and French covers (and really weird pillows) it's nearly impossible to find the right sizes - hence me having to sew :)

      Radera
  6. MMMM the cake! Thunderbugs sound so dramatic! I love all your purple stuff! So jealous! :P

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I love the word 'Thunderbugs' but really they are just super teeny tiny beetles that float in from the nearby fields, and crawl into everything, including your computer screen...

      Radera
  7. Hälsa och gratta :) Den där kakan såg riktigt smarrig ut. Visst är det underbart att kunna skörda sin mat och laga. Jag blir så inspirerad att laga olika grönsaksrätter så här års :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ska jag göra, tack :)

      Jag också. Jag saknar att inte ha zucchini och tomater i växthuset i år.

      Radera
  8. Happy birthday! That cake looks luscious.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, I'll tell him you said so!

      Radera
  9. A case of beer, sounds like a gift my man would appreciate too haha! Happy birthday to Cinnamon Man!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Hah, yes - but so would I, actually :)

      Radera
  10. My man would call me the female Casanova if I bought him a case of beer, no joke!! Way to a man's pants = beer.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. My man is actually a light weight, two beers and he's heading to bed - and not in the Casanova sense :)

      Radera
  11. OMG - the meal looks great and that cake is amazing! I've never made anything that ambitious. Happy birthday to your sweetie!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I am getting increasingly ambitious in the kitchen with age. I don't have any kids to suck up all my spare time :)

      Radera
  12. It's way too hot here in UK too! (I just hate the heat, anyway!)
    It seems Cinnamon Man was spoilt rotten! I have no doubts he enjoyed his special day!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Food = Love, where I come from :)

      Radera
  13. Oh what? I'm suddenly really hungry! That cake! I think I may have dribbled a little.

    I hope your darling Cinnamon Man had a wonderful birthday <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! I'll have to make you a cake one day :)

      Radera
  14. Sounds like you both had a great day:)
    Happy birthday cinnamon man!

    SvaraRadera

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