The end of September sees the start of the birthday season in our primary social circle, with everyone born at one end of the year. Our gaming group are a cheerfully social bunch, so in the past we've done a lot of celebrating with themed cakes. My usual partner in crime for these events is hors de combat due to the recent arrival of her son, and the gaming as a whole has dropped off a little, but we continue to go to some trouble to celebrate birthdays. Go us.
Sunday is Mr Rev's mumblety-mumblety birthday. I'm being cautious about this not because he's paranoid about his age, but because I can't remember how old he is. For that matter I mostly can't remember how old I am either without serious thought. Anyway, the gamers are coming around on Sunday evening and we'll let him try to kill us as a treat.
The cakes in question will both be fun to make. Mr Rev wants a toffee apple spice cake and the wedding thing is going to be the darkest of dark chocolate sloshed through with homemade plum brandy. I need, therefore, to do some shopping.
Coxes apples - the sort that disintegrate gently on cooking
Bag of Werhter's toffees
85% dark chocolate
Edible gold leaf or similar
This is a good list. Every item is absolutely needful and all of them look indulgent. Well, maybe not the apples.