My little dude turned six months old yesterday! We had a little party with our coffee group friends to celebrate. It was lots of fun and a great excuse to make another fun cake. When I turned six months old my parents bought a birthday cake and cut it in half to celebrate, subsequently this was done when each of my little sisters turned six months old and was a tradition I thought I’d continue. I had seen this cake in ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly – Kids Birthday Cakes’ book (which by the way is a must have if you are a Mum!) and had actually made it for my nephew when he turned six months old (five years ago) and thought crescent moon = half moon = half cake = cute nursery shape = PERFECT! So instead of cutting a cake in half I basically decorated half a cake. However, I completely forgot to pick up some licorice for the eye and mouth decoration as well as the border that the book suggests using, so I ended up putting together some black icing and piping it on.
Although Max and his friends were a little young for cake the Mum’s enjoyed it on their behalves and I made a batch of banana biscotti for the kids to enjoy which went down a treat (recipe to follow).