22 February, 2010
Little Frog Princess
My daughter turned 6 last Tuesday, and instead of throwing a birthday party that day we ended up having a 6-day birthday party. Or almost :))
I have to admit, I got a bit lazy, and, as usual, my plans for Francesca's birthday cake puffed in the air, as in the end I had no time to make what I wanted to make. Sometimes I feel like the rabbit in Alice in the Wonderland, I'm alway late for something or somewhere.
So, on Tuesday, I made these Pink Pomgranate Cupcakes, not without difficulty, of course, but I'll tell you about that in another post.
Usually there are plenty of birthday candles around the house, but it happened that we couldn't find a single one when we actually needed it. So, a tealight candle (how sad and funny at the same time) was placed in the middle and it served the purpose, and got a big, happy laughter out of my daughter.
At least she enjoyed my attempt to make Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.
But she also had me promise that we'd be having a real birthday party!
Two days later, we had a couple of friends over for dinner but again I didn't have time to make a cake. Instead I quickly whipped up these gorgeous Chocolate Caramel Truffles as a dessert, along with the leftover Pink cupcakes.
So good that I had to make them again on Friday night.
Finally, Francesca got her cake yesterday.
And the candles :))))
I usually opt for lighter fruit cakes, but this time, my choice was this delicious Chocolate cake.
One reason was that I had made it before and new it was really good and relatively easy to make (although not so quick).
The second reason was that the cake is called "Ljubica", and Ljubica (meaning "Violet" in Croatian, the flower) is my daughter's second name, and she was named after my mother, who died 7 years before Francesca Ljubica was born, and therefore she never got to meet her grandma.
My daughter was so thrilled to find out that the cake carried her name.
I guess you can say that kids enjoyed the cake,
although someone was busy chasing the pink sugar pearls only. Sara wasn't really interested in the cake, once she helped her sister blow the candles out.
The recipe for the cake will follow. I need to rest now after this long week.