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  1. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and happiness always sounds like it was an enjoyable occasion x

  2. Happy Birthday, Alison! I’m glad to see you celebrating the big and little things in life. I can’t imagine how this time has been for you. It’s such a gorrrrrgeous cake. I’d have a hard time cutting into it too. It almost makes me want to learn how to work with fondant. But after reading your story about the vol au vents, I think, maybe I need to stick to my own simple areas of expertise. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Bday. Keep blogging, as a lonnnnng term reader, I still love to read you! And I hope you are writing some other things too?

  3. Happy birthday, it looks like a riot and such lovely pressies. Speaking as a 63 year old 43 sounds positively juvenile :).

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! I’m on vacation so I missed this post but it was so good to see your pictures. Your cake is wonderful!! I’m so glad to see you all taking care of each other. Hugs,

  5. Happy Birthday! I just had mine on the 14th and turned 43 also ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure you mum was there for it, blowing out the candles with you.

  6. Happy Be-lated Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m glad that you had such a great day. Last year my Mother died and my birthday was a couple of weeks just after as well so I know how tricky it can be. I’m sure that your Mum was there with you all.. laughing and having a great time. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. This post made my heart sing, Alison! That cake really IS so you, so Brocante, and what a beautiful sweet message in gorgeous script to top it off. There really is nothing in this world like love, people we love, experiences we love, and ‘things’ we love! I celebrate birthday number 44 in August this year โ€“ I’m really looking forward to it now, after reading your post.

  8. Belated happy birthday! 43 years young is good! And I’m hoping you’ve eaten the cake by now, because like that best hand cream or french perfume if you don’t use it, it will go off and be uselessly thrown away!

  9. Happy belated birthday! Oh, don’t think I didn’t think of you on the first of spring. I’m so happy to read your day was a good one. I’ve never heard of a vol au vent… .???

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