Ciao all, this coming Saturday, 24th September 11.30am-1pm, Arantxa and I will be at Milly's in Parnell for a cupcake decorating demo, for more info please click here and scroll down.
Also I would like to thank Barbara for writing a snippet about Party Food for Girls in the Busy Cook page of the The Poughkeepsie Journal. You can read it here. Thank you Barbara, you are too kind!
And now a bit of a thought: at the book launch some people asked "And what about a party food book for boys?" My publisher asked my son what he thought, but he just shook his head and said: "Not interested."
Hehehe, as a matter of fact it was his 11th birthday on Monday, so Sunday we packed a picnic for the zoo (but it rained, so we went to see the Aqua exhibition at the museum instead) for him and four other boys (plus Arantxa, of course). The king of the party made his orders: a big slab of pizza (just cheese, tomato and oregano), a chocolate cake decorated simply with world flags, and tortilla chips with home made hommus (two kinds, plain and sundried tomatoes). We added some plain cupcakes and fruit, but nothing 'iced', decorated, or flowery!
Well, it is true that for a picnic you cannot carry lots of ornate food easily, but his tastes are really directed towards 'simplicity' even if we stay at home. I think that the most ornate cake I made for his birthday was a Treasure Island's one when he was 8, for a Pirate Birthday Party (all the kids dressed up drinking fake rum (juice) from goblets and playing pirate games... it was so much fun!) and the rest have always been "make your own pizza" parties, parties with pizza, and picnics with pizza... And the cake is always a chocolate cake.
What about the boys in your life, what do they like for their birthday parties? I am curious now :-).