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Monday, August 18, 2008

This is what I get when I make Dan his birthday cake,even a few (!!!) days late.Starlight Cake recipe from the Bette Crocker Cookbook I entered marriage with. I couldn't even guess how many times I've made this over the years. Homemade cakes taste different,there's no weird coconut oil/preservative taste.Real tastes good.It's worth the effort,even tho' late this year ( we did have a grandbaby arrive in the midst!). And real chocolate frosting made with melted butter & unsweetened baking chocolate can't be beat! It's a winning combination! It's passed the test of time! It is ALWAYS Dan's choice!!! It's a good one,hon!

Ariana had her first visit to Grandma's house this evening to share in the festivities!
She also enjoyed another buggy ride to the neighbors!!

5o CANDLES???!!! I don't think so!!!!! How 'bout 1 BIG one instead?! I got those candy crunchy things you put on cakes-not bad.What I remember from childhood is a paper backed combination of glue & stale sugar that was really hard to eat...they've either improved things tremendously or my memory is really bad!!!

Sunday- a trip to "Beyond the Needle"-those are her shop samples-I wish I took more. I 've been getting some sewing & cutting out done in snatches of time here & there. Dan & I had a nice lunch out & a great relaxing drive.


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow those blocks are super. I love the one on the right the most. Happy 50 to your man. Mine turned 50 this year too. And I have stopped making box cakes. I stared out married life not making them and then with all the kids I started and forgot how much better real cake is. Now I've gone back to the tried and true home recipes. It really doesnt' take that much longer either.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, is dad really THAT old now?!

Love you both!