Saturday, 14 July 2018

Rebekah's Bake-Off Inspired Birthday Celebration


Hello lovely friends...
I just realised that I have yet to share pictures of sweet Rebekah's bake off inspired birthday celebration with you.

In the weeks leading up to Rebekah's birthday we had been watching the first three seasons of The Great British Bake-Off and decided that creating something of our own bake-off, on a much simpler and smaller scale, would be a lovely way for us to enjoy her ninth birthday.

We had a wonderful day creating beautiful celebration themed cakes and afterwards enjoyed a slice of cake and a cup of tea...


We divided ourselves into teams - Beth and Gabrielle baked a cake together, Sofia and I made up another team and Nancy and Rebekah were the third and final team.  
Caleb enjoyed helping here and there and sampling as we went along. {{smiles}}


Mom and I made Rebekah a gorgeous pink apron which we gifted to her on the morning of her birthday.  We made a matching apron for her doll too which I unfortunately didn't photograph.


This is the stunning cake Nancy and Rebekah made...I think the result was quite professional! 


Oh, I just have to share a picture of the sweet birthday girl and her mommy!  


This is the gorgeous cake Beth and Gabrielle made...I love how they chose to decorate it!
I think I may try this technique sometime too...


The happy bakers - Team Beth and Gabrielle


Sofia had a very definite picture in her head with regards to our cake.
She wanted it to be pink.
And we had to use plastic icing.


We ended up spending so much time baking our cake though (I will humbly confess that our cake did taste the best...) that the decorating was a little hurried towards the end.

All in all we had a delightful day in the kitchen - I think the bake-off was a wonderful success!  
Everyone was exhausted afterwards, though.

It is also over a month later and I still have no desire to eat cake.  
{{winks}}

Have a blessed Lord's day, sweet friends...

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16 comments:

Elanor said...

Oh, this is too adorable!! Such a great idea! I love The Great British Baking Show. (My sisters and I watch it every Friday night!)

Margie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Rebekah! I love how you celebrated with a cake bake-off and produced 3 beautiful and delicious cakes.

So are you back from China now? Time flies!

Cheryl said...

Oh, how sweet! (Pun intended! :~) You all did a wonderful job! I think of you often, dear friend, and wonder how you are doing. I hope you are enjoying your precious time with your Dad. Or perhaps you are back home now. I hope to hear from you sometime and know how things are going. I am praying for you and send much love to you today from across the miles!

Olivia Bell said...

What a lovely birthday party! I absolutely adore the Great British Bake Off and this was just so neat! All of the cakes were gorgeous, and I loved the apron you made for your dear sister! {{smiles}} I am so glad you all got to have such fun! :)

Thank you for your lovely email, it was wonderful to hear from you while you were in China, are you back now, then? I love you so much and send you so many hugs, sweet friend! You are so cherished! {{smiles}}

Cecilia said...

My husband and I enjoy that show! Love your version of it - looks like everyone had great fun and the cakes are beautiful. A very happy birthday to the birthday girl!
Hugs, Cecilia

Mari said...

I love the Great British Bake off - and your celebration inspired by it is such a fun idea. All of the cakes are beautiful!

Kelly-Anne said...

@Elanor:
Ahh, so lovely to have you stop by, sweet friend!
And I am glad to hear that you and your sisters also enjoy the bake-off...we have learnt so much from watching the show and find it very inspiring!
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

@Margie:
Hello!
I am indeed home...I had such an amazing time in China and honestly didn't want to leave!
I am hoping to share photographs this week!
Hope you are well!
Always a delight having you visit...thank you, Margie!

@Cheryl:
Dear Cheryl...
I so appreciate your sweet visit!
I am hoping to write to you this week...there is a lot on the go at the moment and plenty to share with you!
Please know I think of you very often...
Sending much love your way!

@Olivia:
Dear friend!
I need to write you that email I promised... I have so much to tell you!
I love having you visit - thank you for leaving me such a sweet note!
May your week be truly blessed!
Much love!

@Cecilia:
Than you for taking the time to stop by!
We love watching the bake-off for so many reasons...it is fun and entertaining as well as educational - we have picked up so many tips and tricks from watching the show!
I hope you are well...sending hugs your way!

@Mari:
Aww, thank you for your kind words, Mari!
I love having you stop by...thank you for your faithful visits!
I am thrilled to hear that so many of my readers enjoy watching the bake-off too! {{smiles}}
Blessings to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

These cakes are so festive and pretty in their aqua and pink colors. Happy Birthday to Rebekah! The bake-off sounds like a fun thing to do with all the family. : )

~Sheri

Elizabeth said...

Such talent, my friend! All of you girls made such beautiful cakes...almost too beautiful to eat {{smiles}} The Bake Off is a favorite show of ours...we've watched it for about five years now and boy, it's like the perfect baking class! I've learned a ton just from watching all the episodes...and I love Mary Berry. She's such a hoot!

I know Miss Rebekah had a lovely day and I'm sure you all enjoyed all that cake {{winks}} Such sweetness!

Sending hugs your way, dear Kelly-Anne! ♥

Kelly-Anne said...

@Sheri:
Ahh, lovely to have you visit today, Sheri!
We had a wonderful time baking...it got a little hectic at one point, but we made some special memories! {{smiles}}
Love and blessings to you!

@Elizabeth Mary:
Oh my friend, I have to agree with you...the bake-off is the perfect baking class! And I love Mary Berry; she is an absolute darling!
SO lovely having you stop by, Libby!
Thinking of you always!
Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings. Rebekah. You are a beautiful girl. The cakes all look so delicious and pretty. Kelly-Anne happy to hear from you. We always enjoy your posts. God Bless you and yours.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY REBEKAH
Marion and Marilyn

Kelly-Anne said...

@Marion and Marilyn:
Ahh, it is good to be back! I am thoroughly enjoying more regular writing...it took me awhile to rediscover my love for blogging after the events of the past year...
Thank you for your faithful visits...I always love hearing from you both! ♥
Blessings!

Bri S said...

Okay, this is one of the most adorable birthday parties for a little girl ever! (Although I would agree that that much cake would get old quickly, haha!) I love the British Bake Off shows, although I only see them at my Grandma's, haha. Happy birthday to your little sister!
Rejoicing in Hope,
Bri
forget-not-his-benefits.blogspot.com

Ida said...

What a super fun birthday celebration. All your cakes looked so yummy and so pretty.

Kelly-Anne said...

@Bri S:
Isn't the bake off delightful? We watch it on Dailymotion.com for free...as far as I know all the seasons are available there!
This party was great fun...a bit stressful, but certainly memorable!
So happy to have made a sweet new friend in Blogland!
Hugs to you!

@Ida:
Thank you! This was such a unique but wonderful way to celebrate a birthday!
Such a delight to a see a comment from you...much love!

stevenjared0853 said...

Wow! These cakes look delicious and gorgeous! I am also planning to start my baking classes very soon. Therefore, I keep looking for blogs that have cake designs. It is my sister’s birthday in another three months and we are celebrating in one of the venues in NYC. I really want to surprise her with the cake.