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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pretty as a Birthday Cake

I had a friend who once said to me "You look like a birthday cake!". I didn't understand, and she explained that it was her mother's expression. When someone looked especially pastel and pretty, she likened their appearance to that of a birthday cake.
I have never forgotten what I was wearing: a soft pink cotton sweater (with a hand-crocheted lacy collar) over a creamy linen pleated skirt with beige/nude pumps.
Today, we finally got Winter. It snowed most of the day and all of outdoors looks like a giant white birthday cake. Maybe like this one.
We have 2 January birthdays. Sean came on New Year's Day 15 years ago, and this was his birthday cake this year. It was my first attempt at making an ice cream cake. (Heck, it was the first cake I'd made in many months, possibly stretching to years!)
I'll be trying again this weekend. Evan turned 18 yesterday, and while we marked the actual day with lemon cupcakes I whipped up from a box mix, I am planning another whack at the ice cream cake this weekend.

3 comments:

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

That looks so yummy! I like that saying too, Ive never heard anyone say it before. No snow here, I wish!

Mainah said...

That cakes looks perfectly gooey and yummy! Perfect expression of Happy Birthday, and welcome winter, finally all in one nice cake!

Jeannie B. said...

I think your cake looks amazing!