Friday, December 16, 2016

Surprise! Happy Birthday Jane!

Happy Birthday
December 16, 1775 (241st birthday)
to the wonderful Jane Austen!

Ladies and gentlemen!

a cake lit with candles is being wheeled into the room

Let us take this time to bestow praise and adoration to Miss Jane!

the crowd surrounds Jane with birthday wishes, hugs, and cheers

Here are some gifts sure to please:

Jane's Turquoise ring: (here) similar to the one she wore fyi: Jane's ring sold for more than £150,000 at an auction in London – more than five times its estimate. (details)

Jane's Topaz Cross: (here) similar to a piece she received from her brother

Regency Cameo Brooch (here)

Mr. Darcy Ornament (here)


AND now, Mr. Lefroy whisks Jane away for a dance which occupies her the rest of the evening...


Mr. Darcy would like to know...

What is your favorite cake?


* image source: Jane Austen and dance couple

* part of Pemberley... a party (schedule)


  1. A better question for me would be "What is NOT your favourite cake?" as I've me very few that I don't like! Which is why my waistline is the size it is.

    I'm quite fond of a nice moist carrot cake with a cream cheese topping but at this time of year, it has to be a slice of rich fruit cake (no marzipan or icing) served with a slice of Wensleydale cheese on top. You may think it sounds weird. I did to when I first came to Yorkshire but it tastes sublime when you bite into the two layers and chew it all together.

  2. Happy Birthday, Jane!

    Oh Mr. Darcy, that would be Spice Cake or Chocolate Cake. :)

  3. It's amazing to realize that Jane's birthday was 241 years ago, yet her work remains timeless & popular as ever! <3

    Cake? CAKE, you say ... why, I've never met a cake I didn't like. My favorite being a Texas sheet cake baked in a 9x13 instead of a sheet pan, as it is thicker and even more unbelievably delicious (we need a drool emoti) :D


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