Today is a Hindu fasting day so I am celebrating my birthday tomorrow. It's tradition to distribute sweets on one's birthday to neighbors, friends, and family to seek their blessings (no family here and I don't know my neighbors so they might think I'm weird- total stranger giving them food). So I am making a 3-tiered cake to bring to my temple tomorrow: vanilla sponge, raspberry filling, and white chocolate buttercream covered in fondant with hidden pillars. We'll see how the decorations go, but I'm trying to finish gumpaste roses (to go between the hidden pillars) and do some brush embroidery on the sides. It's 3 am right now so I've got 14 hours to finish all of it, paint my nails, let them dry, then try to get some sleep. Hahahaha! I'm delirious!
Sigh, wish I lived next to you. I miss when they give out sweets on Birthdays and Baby Births in my country. Although Barbados is mostly Anglican, the next two major religions are Hindu and Muslim. We also have a Jewish Synagogue. Oh well.... Have a Happy Happy Birthday.