It’s my lovely friend Jo’s 40th birthday on Saturday. It’s a birthday breakfast for all the family – what a perfect way to celebrate. The weather is gorgeous in the morning now, so it will be a barbeque, a gorgeous passion fruit juice served in big jugs and a mass of pork products and yummy smoked salmon that were squeezed into her sister’s suitcase between London and Dubai! There’s sure to be great coffee too and as breakfast merges into brunch and into lunch there are bound to be a few bubbles involved and some clinking glasses. I am on cupcakes – and there I am happy. For me there is nothing lovelier than creating a tray, or a tower or a table packed with perfectly formed mini cakes….