Setting the scene for a little surprise for Elsa.
Lately, Elsa has been extremely busy preparing for her exams and has very little time for herself... so I decided to indulge her in this teeny tiny way - a little surprise birthday "party" at home - after all you're only eighteen once!
The night before, I was busy making about 40 pieces of Lemon with Passionfruit and Mango curd cupcakes for her to bring to school in time to celebrate her birthday with her friends.
While she was in school, I thought it would be nice to have another cake made for her so that we could have a quiet celebration as a family.
I decided to bake a simple cake for her - a Chocolate Almond Cake - a recipe that I kept for a while, waiting for the right occasion...
All ready... just waiting for her to get home
My girl was pleasantly surprise.
Nothing like a little firework (or two) to get things started!