Here is the reason.
Well, actually, here are two reasons: a birthday cake for a five year old and some birthday cupcakes for a 90 year old. We attended both parties on the same day and it spun me out a little bit.
On one side was a little girl born in the noughties, and on the other side was a grand dame born in the 1920s! Imagine how times have changed for the lady in question. She used to work in a bread factory after the war, and her job was to wrap the sliced loaf in waxed paper. (Anyone else remember paper wrapped bread?)
In case you're wondering, the cupcake wrappers are from Paper Eskimo (pricey wrappers but I was impressed as they survived baking, then freezing, then thawing without losing their colours. )
It turned out to be a fabulous day and it was wonderful to have been able to celebrate with both our friends.
Cupcakes in situ
MC Senior enjoying the 90th birthday party
You know it's a great party when Mr. Incredible turns up