A Little Celebration

a birthday celebration (with donut cake) on hanna's ülaces

Yesterday we celebrated my little brother’s birthday. He had been looking forward to it for weeks (as probably all children do) and counting down how many nights there were left until his big day. And it was a big day, filled with lots of cake and waffles, even more presents and friends and family celebrating. I don’t envy my parents who went on a trip with him and seven other little boys, while I stayed at home and prepared the food for the evening. On days like this I’m always a little sad, that I only get to be home at the weekends, but I guess that’s better than the other way around. Did you have a good weekend as well?

PS: I must admit that this isn’t my own recipe, it’s only a simple pound cake, something like that. I wish I was able to bake things like that from scratch, but I’m working on it. And isn’t it funny how just the shape and a little bit of chocolate fondant can turn a boring pound cake into a fun ‘donut cake’? You don’t even need fancy recipes for that.

a birthday celebration on hanna ulala


  • Victoria | Oh So Pretty
    June 17, 2013


    Happy Birthday to your little brother, Hanna! A donut was the first thing I thought of when I saw this cake! Love it!

    • hanna
      June 18, 2013


      Thanks :) I want to make all my cakes donut-shaped now!

  • Ashley
    June 18, 2013


    I thought that was a donut as well! So fun!

    • hanna
      June 18, 2013


      Thanks :)

  • Irela
    June 18, 2013


    Oh that’s such a cute concept! It looks just like a doughnut too, I was confused for a minute. I’ve always wanted to work with fondant but it’s intimidating. Looks like you did a great job.

    • hanna
      June 18, 2013


      You shoul totally try it, it’s not that hard. You just have to melt the chocolate and them put it on the cake. Easy!

  • Latrina
    June 18, 2013


    That is the cutest (and yummiest) cake ever, Hanna. :) Looks great!

    And happy birthday to your little brother! My “little” brother turns 18 this week, scary thought!

    • hanna
      June 18, 2013


      It was indeed very yummy! And my brother is still a little bit smaller, but I can imagine it’s strange to see that he’s a grown-up now :)

  • Siobhan
    June 19, 2013


    Such a cute cake! Hope you’re having a lovely week x

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