Barbara’s 107th Birthday Cake
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!