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Saturday, September 27, 2008

birthday cakes

amanda's latest post talks about birthday cakes (or in her case - the lack thereof).

it got me thinking about how lucky i have been to have had birthday cakes made for me EVERY year by my mother right up until the time i left home (at 21).

there have been a few lean years inbetween, but pretty much since my 40th, my dear friend tara (who is also the daughter of a baker!) (HANDY!) has surprised me with a birthday cake.

she is of the firm belief, that it ain't no birthday without cake.

this is my 40th birthday cake. it's actually worthy of its OWN post. i'm pretty sure this was tara's idea, but it took 3 of them to pull it together.
a year later at my very first quiz night. tara probably had a hand in this one too (that's her in the left back)
she definitely made this one. pure chocolate - all the way through
and this one too...
the kids made this one. they were so cute trying to be secretive, and giving the game away all at the same time...
because i will be WITH you on your 30th birthday amanda, there just HAS to be cake! josh - you're on notice!!!

see you on your birthday amanda!!!

12 comments:

auntiegwen said...

Ooh, now Im hungry, they look amazing !

Melinda said...

some awesome looking cakes! I want to take a class and learn to do some more creative things with cake decorating.

Kelly said...

ummmm......YUMMMM! :D

mandyb said...

drool "mmmmmmmm cake' mmmmmmmmm
love that you have taken pics of them too.... not sure if I have done so but might start.... and I'm with tara- not a birthday without a cake!!!!

Casey's trio said...

There really isn't anything much better than birthday cake!

lisaschaos said...

Now you have made me hungry for cake!! Dang ya, you have some beautiful cakes!!

Amanda said...

The only thing better than a cake is a good friend. I'm sure there will be both in NYC!! (Even if the cake is just one of those very sophisticated cupcakes) Can't wait!

Working mum said...

Oh yes, cake for Amanda. Looking forward to the piccies of NY!

Off to eat one of my cupcakes now, you've made me hungry... and of course, cupcakes are good for a sore throat!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Oh my. That's right. Make sure she has cake. It's a must.

I love that first cake? What is that exactly?

The Griffis 4 said...

Those cakes looked delicous! I love CAKE! But I cannot forget that I am on a diet & NO CAKE IS ALLOWED!

Kristi Smith said...

The cakes look yum, and I am not a big cake eater. I love that big volcanic looking one!!! ;)

gigi said...

Love the 40th birthday cake! Yall will have a ton of fun in NY!