Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baking a blueberry birthday cake ....

Tuesday was my Dad (George's) birthday .... which we finally celebrated today, Thursday. So earlier today I decided to make a cake for him. As I was going through different magazines looking for a cake recipe with blueberries (George's fav) in comes Kitty telling me she's bored and what was I doing. When I told her I was going to bake a cake as soon as I found a recipe, she hurried on home and came back wearing .....

.....her Chef hat! She said this was the perfect opportunity for her to break it in! ......OK.... whatever ..... So, after we admired Kitty in her Chef hat, we finally found a recipe in the May 2008 "Cooking Light" magazine. We decided on....

....this Blueberry Coffee Cake.
.....we gathered up our ingredients ....
....and got started.















Kitty was mostly interested in .....

....licking the beaters .... and....

.....wearing cake batter ....













ANYWAY ..... here's George, the birthday boy, modeling one of his presents....

...a "Penn State Grandpa" t-shirt... George is a HUGE Penn State fan, and proud alumus (is that how you spell that?) , father of a Penn State grad (my sister, Boop) and now grandfather to a new Penn State student (my kid, Matt ... who will be a freshman at Penn State as soon as we pay for it ....I think that lemonade stand I set up out front should pull in enough cash to get him started for the upcoming fall semester......)
Now, it's just not a birthday at our house without .......

...THE BIRTHDAY HAT!!! (handmade by Matt for my mother's birthday back when he was about 6 years old) ...... oooohhhhhh ..... and look! there's THE BLUEBERRY BIRTHDAY CAKE !!!!!

OK George.... time to blow out the candles!!

.....OOPS! that hat's a little big ..... now George looks like the Unknown Comic from The Gong Show!!!!



THERE! that's better!


LOOK! the Three Stooges .... I mean The Birthday Boy and Evan and Matt!!(George gets to wear the cool sunglasses because, after all, he IS the Birthday Boy!)


(shhhhhh......I managed to save you a piece of cake ..... but ya better eat it FAST before the above group sees it .... they're like a bunch of vacuum cleaners!!!)

Be back soon!!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

3 comments:

Cath said...

Happy Birthday, George!

That cake looks sooooo luscious! Thank you for saving us some!

Tipper said...

I loved the hats, the cake and Kitty!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!! I love your hat and sunglasses. You are one stylish man!!!! Love Kitty's chef's hat too.