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Friday, 29 November 2013

My 40th

I celebrated my 40th birthday with friends and family last Saturday, two days before my real birthday. My guests came from near and far to share my big day. I couldn't have asked for a nicer time. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. There were plenty of food and heaps of cake.

My lovely friend Bex and I.

 My SIL Beck, her son Joshua and I.

My master piece
Traditional Swedish Sandwich Cake

Lots of creamy layers of smoked salmon, eggs and prawns.

So yummy!

My girlfriends
Jodie, Bex and Jax

A pizza bun, anyone?
Bacon, basil and feta cheese... yummy!

Pink Party Princess

Kids are having fun

Skateboard Princess

Friends and Family

Hubby and I

My beautiful friend Jax

Almost time for cake!

My dear friend Bel

Traditional Swedish birthday cakes, 
Princess Cake
(sponge cake with raspberry jam, 
custard and raw cream plus marzipan on top)
Meringue Cake with raw cream and berries in between.

...and yes, I made all the food from scratch.
I spent days in my kitchen preparing for my 40th.
So nice to finally relax and enjoy the company of my family and friends,
food and beautiful sunny weather (no thunderstorm!!)

Time to cut the cake ☺


Cake, anyone?


  1. Grattis i efterskott Pernilla!
    Vilka härliga tårtor du gjort. Mest sugen blir jag på smörgåstårtan, det var hur länge som helst sedan jag åt det.
    Kram Anette

    1. Tack, Anette :) ...smörgåstårtan var sååå god! Den gör jag fler gånger :) Kram Pernilla

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! I don't consider 40 "old" at all - but I must tell you I would have NEVER guessed you were 40. You are looking fabulous! XOXO

  3. O so glad you had such a fine birthday.

  4. Prayers for you and your family....this coming week!
    Happy Birthday!

  5. That beautiful pink cake caught my eye on the Pink Saturday board, and it led to the most beautifully welcoming party! What a wonderful day, and what a
    charming hostess you are.

    The friends and family and that sunny day all combined to make a perfect occasion---and the FOOOOD! Oh, my. My Chris would have been helping you cut that sandwich cake (and licking his fingers), for he's a great fan of gravlax and all its garnishments.

    The pink cake is the exact shade of my favourite colour, and I'm "enjoying" a slice with my coffee right now. Thank you for the lovely invitation.


  6. Happy Birthday, nice to have family and friends around to celebrate special occasions. That sandwich cake looks really yummy.

  7. ♬ Happy Birthday, dear Pernilla. ♪

    What a lovely celebration you had. I'll have a slice of that custard cake, Pernilla.

    Have a good Blue Monday.

  8. What a festive birthday celebration! I like the seafood cake. We have a few Swedish horses around too, my MIL was born there 102 years ago!

  9. Happy birthday.! The cakes look yummy.

  10. Wow,you look fabulous. Happy Birthday and looks like you had a super party. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Happy belated birthday :) It looks like you had a super fun party :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays! {hugs}

  12. Hej Pernilla!
    Nu var det länge sedan jag kikade in men vilken tur att jag ändå får gratulera dig till det nya året! Grattis och hipp hipp hurra!
    Det såg ut att var en trevlig fest och en härlig smörgåstårta. Perfekt också att kunna vara ute när dt kommer så många.

    Grattiskram från mig


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