Australia Day

The 26th January is Australia Day. This is the day the British arrived in 1788 to form a penal colony. While this date may cause some controversy in different circles, it is the day we all celebrate being Australian, the Australian way of life and how lucky we are to live in such a fabulous country.

This year, we went to Greg’s parents for a family lunch for 17. My Mum came too. It was an absolutely scorching hot day, high 30’s, but luckily their house is air-conditoned 🙂

For the main meal, we had pork spare ribs, potato salad, green salad and sesame beans, with each family bringing a dish. My mum’s potato salad is really good, but no matter what I do, it’s never quite as good as hers!

Australia Day Lunch 2011
I was asked to bring a cake as it was also the opportunity to celebrate 5 family members’ birthdays in January and February. As it turned out, we had 3 desserts!!
I kept it simple, using my  dairy free vanilla recipe and the butter frosting. To decorate I used coloured M&Ms representing different aspects of Australia
  • Yellow – sun and sand
  • Orange – sunset
  • Red – sunset and land
  • Brown – land
  • Green – grass and trees
  • Blue – sky and water
Australia Day Cake 2011
It was a really pleasant way to spend the day 🙂