It was my birthday last week. When I was younger, I used to look forward to my birthday and count down the days till it was my special day and I got to do anything I wanted (within reason!) and it always seem to take aaaaages to come around.
But now that I am older, each birthday seems to come around quicker and quicker. I have come to accept that I am ‘growing older’ and that I have to be mature and knowledgeable about certain things in life, but I still feel like I am so clueless about so many things! There are so many things I want to learn, do and accomplish, but I feel like I am running out of time. Someone needs to tell this time-person to slow down for a bit 😛
In case you are wondering, I did make myself a cake 🙂 This is the first time, previously the boyfriend has always baked me a cake. A couple of my friends could not believe I made my own cake… “you can’t make your own cake!”
The boyfriend did bake it, I just sculpted it. So technically, I only made half of my birthday cake 😉 The VW Beetle is on my ‘list of things I would buy if I won the lottery’, so since I have not won the lottery, I did the next best thing… I made a VW cake.
We went to The Sugar Room at Pyrmont for dinner and brought the cake along… The food was delicious and the service was really good. Luckily, they cut the cake up for us and plated it… I don’t think I could have brought myself to cut the cake (I’ve never had to cut one of my own cakes before!).
The boyfriend also got me the creation kit from Red Spoon Company and the Dessert FourPlay book by Johnny Iuzzini. I’ve been intrigued with molecular gastronomy since trying to find a way to make sweet sushi roe, so I’m glad i now can finally play with it for real. The book isn’t here yet and I hear it’s got some recipes that require ingredients from my creation kit so I can’t wait 🙂