This doodle looks like it would be the scene for a wonderfully romantic birthday evening, doesn't it?
Perfect for Tom (and me) then!
Tom has chosen Strawberry Shortcake. Ok. To be honest, I suggested it (knowing his tastes) and he liked the idea so much that he never bothered trying to think of anything else.
I made an actual, honest-to-goodness sponge cake (leavened only with egg whites) and will be seeing how Nigel Slater's tip works about a touch of raspberry heightening strawberries' flavor. With freshly whipped cream, of course!
Perhaps I should say the above Google looks perfect for a celebratory evening since we will not be alone.
Hannah will be joining us before that for dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant and then for the ... presents! Rose will be chiming in from the West Coast also ...