Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A birthday cake from Mom !!

Hi everybody out there in the Blogland Neighborhood! Tonight my parents dropped by to help me celebrate my birthday (even though it isn't until Friday .... so I'm not yet officially "that age" .... YET!) Anyway, I had instant nostalgia when Mom walked in carrying ......


...this covered cake plate .... I haven't seen this in years!! There was a time , when I was growing up when this cake plate had it's place on the kitchen counter whenever it was somebody's birthday. My mom has made some pretty spectacular birthday cakes for my sister, brother and me when we were kids. There was the rocket ship cake for my brother .... who has since become an aeronautical engineer and pilot ..... then there was the ballerina party for my 6th birthday ....


.... see the ballerina centerpiece? .... however, unlike my brother's rocket ship cake leading to his career in the airplane biz, my ballet "career" ended badly following my debut recital/disaster at the end of first grade (some teensy glitch when my parasol got stuck in my tu tu ).... oh well... ANYHOW, look at that pretty cake mom made ....


.....all those pretty pink lollipops around the top of the cake (by now you know our MBIAJ Photography Dept stinks ... so, you know the drill ... if you click on the picture to make it bigger you might possibly be able to see it better ... maybe .... plus , I'm sure there is a better way to do this than to take a picture of another picture , which is an ancient picture to begin with!!)

.....and what kind of cake was in the covered cake plate from Mom tonight ?



....a lemon pound cake !!! YUM !! (she did bring a WHOLE cake, but we were so busy shoveling it in that I forgot to take a picture until it was half gone!)

So, now the covered cake plate is sitting on my kitchen counter .... and it feels like home .... but only temporarily because Mom informed me that it can stay here just until the cake is gone .... then she wants it back ...... which will be sooner rather than later because in about 2 seconds I'll be heading for a fork .....

Be back soon!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

12 comments:

Mona said...

Is there a lollipop cake hiding under the lid of the cake plate?

I think it's wonderful that you are celebrating your monumental (*cough* 29th) birthday all week!!

I hope it's your best birthday yet!!

>^..^<

Amanda said...

I love the lollipop/ballerina cake.

My birthday cakes were usually Halloween themed since my birthday is around that time. I once had a birthday cake with a barbie doll. The dress was the cake part. It was so pretty.

It's sweet that your traditon of the cake plate brought back wonderful memories, and the lemon pound cake sounds good.

Amanda

Kat_RN said...

We recently inherited an old family cake sacer much like yours. I have quite enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing.
Kat

jerseygirl said...

Bethie and Jen want to say Happy Birthday all week long. After all it took you awhile to get to this point. We miss you!!

Connie W said...

My mom had a cake plate with a dome too. The plate was glass and the dome was a shiny thing like chrome. I think the plate broke and she gave the dome to my sister. It was THE cake plate that held all our birthday cakes and went to the family reunions.
Your pix are so cute.

rachel griffith said...

how fun!!!
i loved looking at all your nyc pics!!!

happy birthday...all week!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Happy Birthday, Mare!!! I love the cake cover....so cool.

Queenly Things said...

I always envied kids whose mom made them cakes. My mom made us stuff like yogurt and whole wheat bread. Happy Birthday, lady. I've been that age and it's a breeze. Don't worry

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that cake holder. OMG that is great. And Happy Birthday to you!!!

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