My boss, Sandy's, birthday was the weekend before Hubby and I went on our mad cross-country dash to attend our friend's wedding in Wolverhampton and then to a friend's 50th birthday party in Edinburgh. I'll blog about that when hubby finishes playing with his Mac and I can upload the hundreds of pics he took over the week.
Back to Sandy's birthday... right so Janet reminded me about Sandy's birthday but we couldn't figure out what to get her and I was busy finishing up my jewellery to hand over to Cheryl to bring home and pack for our trip... but we decided that we couldn't afford to get Sandy something she would like so Janet's suggested I baked a cake. I had to finish packing real quick and then bake a cheesecake for the surprise party we planned for Sandy on Friday night. Sandy likes cheesecakes.
Sandy was surprised when all of us turned up...hehe... and she was doubly surprised when I handed her birthday cake to her... hehe... I think she was real touched because she never expected us all to turn up at the same time and bake a cake to celebrate her birthday with her.
Anyways, I'm very proud of this cake for a few reasons. One, I don't like cheesecakes and so have never baked one. Two, it was a new recipe that I've never tried. But it's one of Rachel Allen's recipes so I figured it would be safe and it didn't take long. Three, I was coming down with a virus that left me coughing and gasping for air and so wasn't sure I could carry it off. So yeah!!!! My first Cheesecake! Blueberry Cheesecake!!! Although it could have been creamier but then I had to tweak the recipe a bit cos I wanted to finish all of the soft cheese.
The icing letters melted though before we ate it. See the 5 blueberries in ta group? heheh it's supposed to be a flower to hide the hole I made while turning the cake over, I didn't have any icing sugar... hehe
Note: Use the icing letters just before serving the cake!!!
And I didn't really like the cake but my friends told me it's very nice and I was too critical of myself! Ya right!!! I just want things to be perfect!!! hehe