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Finding the Perfect Cake for a Birthday Party

Hello, last year was my husband's 50th birthday. To celebrate, I started making plans to hire a venue so we could put on a bit of a party. I even thought I would surprise him with a lovely homemade cake. Unfortunately, my baking skills are not as good as I thought they might be. The day before my husband's birthday, I opened the oven door to discover a complete mess of a cake. Thankfully, my friend had the address of an excellent bakery. The staff there baked a perfect birthday cake and even supplied cupcakes and jam tarts. I wanted to start this blog to encourage others to use their local barkery.




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Finding the Perfect Cake for a Birthday Party

    Tasting South American pastries

    While European culture is traditionally associated with pastries, there are some great South American pastries that build on the basis of these pastries to create delicious treats. Here are some treats that you can try next time you visit a bakery with a South American theme.  Medialuna The classic croissant takes on a new identity in South America as a medialuna (literally translated as 'half-moon'). In South America this can also be created with margarine or lard rather than butter, which is known as a 'medialuna de grasa', and the traditionally buttery medialuna is known as a 'medialuna de manteca'.