birthday cakes

Mima turned two last week. All she wanted was birthday cake and for people to sing her 'Happy Birthday'. We decided not to have a party, instead her birthday was spread out over three days, so she had cake and the 'Happy Birthday' song about six times.
I made the simple and delicious banana chocolate cake by Petite Kitchen for the first three mini parties.
There is a lovely tradition in Mima's Dad's family that Nana makes a birthday cake for each grandchild on their birthday, so she did. A fantastically friendly cat face, which Mima loved.

I remember these fabulous children's birthday cakes from my childhood. One of my favorite memories is sitting down each year to choose THE cake from the Australian Woman's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book. Flicking through the pages and editing down my choice. I love that Mima will have the same memories.

I'm not sure if you can still buy the original version, there is a new one, I have to say I prefer the nostalgic original. 
Visually amazing and so easy this is an Australasian classic and still used today.