Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday was Wednesday and my grandma's was Tuesday, so we had cake Saturday. My dad made and decorated the big cake and cupcakes. I think his icing flowers are the best.

Here's the inside. White cake, white frosting--my favorite.

Paul seems to think that cheesecake is better than regular cake, but I could not disagree more. Almost every time I have cheesecake I'm disappointed. I like some homemade recipes and it helps if they have lemon. I think commercial cheesecake is too dense. Speaking of Paul, he missed my birthday celebration because he was at a school-sponsored radio-controlled plane competition. They spent $4,000 and 300 hours building and the plane broke into flames and burned to a crisp. He got to come home early, though. Next time I go anywhere, I'm taking a boat.

These two photos are the bag I (If you count "I" as standing and watching while my mom did most of the work) made for Erika using Amy Butler's Frenchy Bags pattern and "Klimt" fabric by Alexander Henry. It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I got a little behind...


  1. happy birthday. I love the cake, I'm rubbish at icing, I think its a fantastic thing to be able to do.

    Love the bag aswell, particularly the fabric. Beautiful.

    Ruby xx

  2. That cake looks delicious, and I love my bag. It was a great gift, thanks!

  3. The cake looks awesome and of course I know it was great since I got to eat it, too! Good thing you posted the Amish cookie recipe, because I can't find my copy. Love you much, Mom


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