My mum was the proud owner of the Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book.
Our childhood birthday's were made memorable by the cakes mum made from this book. She usually managed to match the theme of the cake to the present being given that year or to a particular interest one of us had at the time.
Unfortunately I don't seem to have photos of all the cakes and all the birthdays, but the few I found brought a great big, sugary smile to my lips!
Recently AWW brought out a revised, vintage look edition of this famous cookbook, so that modern generations of Australian children can also enjoy train, caterpillar, humpty dumpty and swimming pool cakes.
Thanks to Shannon at Giraffe Days for the prompt with today's post.
She recently reviewed the AWW Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits from her childhood here.
The horseshoe cake mum made for me when we moved from coast to country.
I was in Year 8 at highschool and this was my farewell party.
I love seeing my old tape recorder on the side - because no teenage party is complete without music!
My sisters carried on the tradition with their kids when they were little (below).
My stepsons were too old for theme cakes by the time I entered their lives, so, sadly, I missed this fun baking phase. Although I did manage to get one soccer themed cake into the picture!