There are a couple of souls in our family whose birthdays fall days either side of Christmas. My sister two days before, my nephew two days after.
Long has it been known that just because Christmas is days away does not mean one much larger gift can be given. Do that at your own peril. Nope, there must be two presents, one of which is to be wrapped in birthday wrap and opened on the actual birthday. Take note.
This year my gift to both was one of sugar, eggs, flour and a whole lot of food colours.
...and my nephew's.....
|(the train is a wind-up one from the cheap shop. I sized the cake to fit inside the tracks - only just after the addition of the icing - mental note for next time. The coloured sugar balls were the biggest hit with the under fives)|
And in between all that, I squeezed out a couple of christmas cakes, just cos I could.
Coming up in January is something for the LOML (who is turning the big 4-0 but refuses to admit it!) followed closely by the wedding cake in February at which event I shall also be a matron.....update on the fitting-into-the-dress-by-the-date progress to follow....eeeeek! There may also be a few more birthday cakes thrown in there for good measure - BIL, niece....it's all under control...really!