Us mums with any kind of creative aspirations - or just trying to save a few quid - know all about burning the candle at both ends, trying to produce the ultimate birthday cake. For some reason, children don't seem to notice messy imperfections in the way that mums do (hey, just look at their bedroom floor...). It's all about the concept, and a few key recognisable elements.
I read this as a child, i recognize its from a lady bird book. I remember thinking what beautiful dress the girls had on and the scene of eating cake with enjoyment on their faces made me jealous. Beautiful picturers