Birthdays celebrated in lockdown are turning out to be low-key affairs, with children disappointed if there can’t be a party and big landmark birthdays being celebrated in small ways.
But Stornoway company Stag Bakeries is making sure there’s one essential that won’t get missed from the special day – the birthday cake.
Among the specials they have made over the past couple of weeks there have been 30th, 60th and 90th birthdays as well as cakes for three and four-year-olds and lockdown 18th and 21st birthdays.
Stag’s general manager Kathryn Graham said: “Despite the difficult circumstances at present we are still taking orders for birthday cakes as normal, after all your birthday is always your birthday! You may not be able to have a party, but you can still have a cake.”
Production is still going full pelt at the Stornoway bakers, who even stepped in to help out home bakers with supplies of flour while supermarket shelves are empty.
And all that effort isn’t going to waste – as the pictures show, not only is Stag adding a special touch to birthdays at home, but they’re getting messages from customers like Liam and Euan, who made this Thank You card for the good bakers at Stag.