It’s my Birthday and I am playing Russian roulette with a new cake recipe and I am far too excited by the whole day to really get into a baking zone. The kitchen is in chaos; and my happiness endorphins after an early power walk see me as high as a kite.
I look up and Vanessa from http://www.theflowermillcornwall.co.uk is standing at my door with a huge bunch of her beautiful flowers from her cutting garden! In she comes with her partner Phil and suddenly the cluttered kitchen is full of love and laughter and fun, just at the moment that the cake mix hits the tin.
The scent of baking cake, with lemon and honey, fills the air as the coffee machine gurgles and I serve toasted Swedish Limpa with melted butter. And the Birthday cake, fresh from the oven and made in a special mould embellished with honeycomb and bees pops out of the tin with ease and we raise a toast to friendship.
It’s cosy by the Rayburn and there is plenty of cake and Devonshire clotted cream which I would love to share with my friends from the blogosphere- go on, pull up a chair and lets celebrate the ingredient which put heart and soul into my Birthday cake; Friendship!