Celebrating the kids' first birthday with the help of Charlie the patissier

Last weekend saw the start of a week long celebration to mark Jules & Sophia's first birthdays. We spent Saturday with 20 family and friends, enjoying a picnic in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  After the recent bad weather, we were fairly sure we would be faced with a washout, particularly as it was a bank holiday, but instead were treated to a glorious weekend of non-stop sunshine. From a food perspective, the undoubted stars of the show were the two birthday cakes made by good friend Charlie Shand of Cafe St Honore. He made a Fraisier for Sophia and a pistachio, white chocolate & apricot entremet for Jules.  Unfortunately, it was difficult to tell which was better as they were both devoured within minutes. It's on to Leamington Spa next weekend to celebrate with Jay's family - then six months of enforced dieting!