Birthday Cakes

I can’t believe that Elia is  turning 18 today!!  My little girl has grown into a beautiful woman, who will soon be going to university, she will have the right to vote, etc., etc., but she will always be our little girl. Happy Birthday Elia!! Today I am spoiling her (more) with her favourite food […]


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Ivy on November 5th, 2009

Today we had two reasons to celebrate.   It’s my son’s birthday but it was also his graduation from the University.   Although the lemon cake was made for my husband ten days ago, I didn’t have the time to prepare the post for the new cake, which is a Vanilla and Chocolate Cake, so here is […]


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Ivy on October 26th, 2009

I have waited eagerly the past few months for the film Julie and Julia to come out in the theatres in Greece and finally it came out on Thursday, so I couldn’t wait any longer and we went on Saturday evening to see the film.   I am sure that by now you have all heard […]


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Ivy on October 12th, 2009

29th Wedding Anniversary “Knowing you will be with me in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful”. On Saturday morning I was still feeling terrible after three days of flu so when my husband asked me if I needed anything from the supermarket I knew that I wanted to make a cake for our […]


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Ivy on May 26th, 2009

When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake. The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here. I made a […]


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Ivy on March 29th, 2009

How would you feel if your birthday was during Lent and you could not have a Birthday Cake?  Unfortunately this is something I had to face many times as apart from my birthday, my daughter’s birthday is a few days before mine and my son’s is exactly a month after mine, so in all three […]


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Ivy on November 26th, 2008

It’s been exactly one month since my husband’s name day and I did not yet manage to post any of the recipes I made that day. I wanted to make something special on that day and all the recipes were of my own inspiration. The most difficult of all was the cake. I’ve never ever […]


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Ivy on September 3rd, 2008

Special occasions call for special cakes. I am celebrating my 1st blogoversary and I would like to share with you one of my favourite cakes. Blackforest, Foret Noir or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, as is the original name (literally “Black Forest cherry torte”) is a cake I have been making since I was single. When I started […]


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Ivy on March 29th, 2008

Torta fragole is a strawberry cake which I prepared for my birthday.  I won’t be writing a lot about this birthday cake as the basics are the same in most of my cakes. I have made a Sponge Cake and then some Creme Patisserie and some Whipping Cream. Finally I have made a Strawberry Sauce […]


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Ivy on March 29th, 2008

Another year has added up on my shoulders but I am content. I have a wonderful family around me to share these years with. This morning I have been trying to make my birthday cake but the telephone has been ringing like mad. Relatives from Cyprus, relatives from Sparta and friends here and there to […]


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