My oldest child turned 15 today. It's so bittersweet. I remember holding her as a newborn after giving birth in the water and feeling like I could conquer the world with my newly discovered superpowers! Now she is a freshman in highschool, independent, confident, intelligent, athletic and FUN! I can't believe I have been a mother for 15 years, makes me feel terribly old. The two year old running around seems to make me feel the same way!
My lovely daughter isn't a big fan of cake so she asked for something different this year, it is a twist on an Australian dessert called Vanilla Slice. I served it in bite size pieces at our Australia Day party and I guess she REALLY liked it :) I took my inspiration from this recipe http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/16037/passionfruit+vanilla+custard+slice which is actually quite different from a traditional vanilla slice. I plan on making a traditional version at some point, yum.
I did cheat a little and used Bird's custard mix that I purchased in the British food section of my local grocery store. Making custard isn't my favourite thing to do and by using the mix I eliminate the stress of scrambling the eggs, which causes me great anxiety.
I am looking forward to enjoying this later! Hopefully I can figure out how to get a candle in it :/