Friday, August 06, 2010
The Birthday Cake
We arrived in Sarnia, the day before Chris, my son-in law, celebrated his birthday, and his mother, Marianne, had a surprise for him. When her children were growing up, she made their birthdays special by making them a cake they selected from a special cake book. Rather than buying a generic cake from the supermarket or simply making a round cake she put much love and effort into each cake. This time, 30 years later, it was no different. Again the cake was not store bought but one with a design he had chosen years before. It was a work of art as much as something from the heart. What was different this time though was that she included our granddaughters in carrying it! They were so tickled to do it. Look at the smiles on my son-in-law's face and on the girls, too! Thanks, Marianne!
If you want to be able to make a Puppy Cake or a carriage full of flowers, or one of the many others Marianne made throughout the years, you can get a copy of the book, Baker's Cut-Up Cake Party Book. The books are a little pricey, but if you are into making people smile, this might be something for you! o