We all know that you aren’t officially a year older until you’ve had the cake. It’s all about the cake!
Especially for the parents. Having spent the entire previous evening baking, mixing icing and shaping, this is their 3 minutes in the sun to show off their handiwork before being voraciously devoured by the youngsters.
Here we have the birthday boy transfixed by the pyrotechnics while assembled friends and family belt out Happy Birthday in his honour for the 5th time.
You can have your entertainer and pass the parcel prizes, it’s all about the birthday boy or girl when that cake is rolled out!