Barbara’s 107th Birthday Cake

107th Birthday

Wow! What can we say?

We had the privilege of making a birthday cake this week for Barbara who turned 107, yes 107!!

We made a lovely large vanilla sponge for her so that everyone at her care home could enjoy a slice and celebrate with her and hopefully her family.

We created life-like pink sugar roses, buds, and leaves and placed these on a small covered cake board so that they could be kept afterward.

All of the cakes we make for birthdays and other celebrations are special but this one has really made us think of all of the things Barbara must have seen in her life since 1913.

Here are a few of the major events since Barbara’s birth.

1914 World War 1

1918 Royal Air Force formed

1920 Women at Oxford University are allowed to receive degrees

1928 Women are given the vote

1929 Wall street crash in America sparks the Great Depression

1936 Edward VIII abdicates

1936 King George VI becomes King

1939 World War 2

1948 National Health Service Created

1952 Reign of Queen II begins

1966 England wins the Football World Cup

1969 Concorde makes its maiden flight

1971 Decimalised currency replaces pounds, shillings, and pence

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st woman Prime Minister

1981 Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer marry

1988 Liberal Democrats are formed

1990 First successful communication on the World Wide Web

1994 Channel Tunnel is opened

2011 Prince William marries Kate Middleton

2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee & Olympics hosted in London

2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch ever

2016 UK vote to leave EU

2018 Britain battered by worst weather in decades called ‘The Beast from the East’

2019 Country deals with BREXIT


We would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday Barbara and look forward to making your 108th cake!