Today is my Birthday. We won't discuss age and all that. But, we will discuss cakes. Birthday cakes are a BIG DEAL in our family. We never buy bakery cakes throughout the year because those are for Birthday's only. Birthday cakes must be heavily frosted with real Buttercream icing. Not that whipped stuff. Patooie. Whipped stuff is okay on an every day cake. Just not on a birthday cake. They should be appropriate for the person receiving the cake. See the one above? That is last year's cake. Pink? Yes, please. Flowers? Yes, please. Name spelled correctly? Thank-you. (That's a biggie and one we have had problems with in the past. I am not Sarah or Sararah or Shari. Thank you.) That cake was per-fect!
Then there is the other end of the spectrum. I think we all remember this one from 2008:
Ack! The Bean requested a "cute monkey cake.....like Curious George."
(At least they got my name right!)
The cake was so hideous that I almost didn't even take a picture of it. But, at the last minute, I did. And, then I heard about Cake Wrecks, so I submitted it.
And, the rest, is history.
Sorry. Try to erase that "monkey" from your mind.
There, that's better.
I haven't seen my cake yet this year. But, I hear there was a bit of a communication gap when my Mom ordered it. (She requested a cake "pretty enough for a Princess" and the girl suggested stenciling on a Disney Princess. Oye.) I'm certainly not a Princess. But, I'm not 4 years old either. Oh wait, we're not discussing age, are we?
Have a happy day, ya'll. I plan too!
*And, thank you to Sue for the Birthday Shout Out. You're so SWEET!
Edited to add this year's cake:
Bee-u-ti-ful! Similar to last years cake, but opposite in color. And, it is/was Yum-O!!!
Not book worthy, but tummy worthy!