Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tony's Italian Flag

Happy Birthday to the love of my life! My hubby is extremely proud of our heritage. Been talking bout a tattoo for 10 years featuring the land of our ancestors. Was hoping to make something grandiose for my man, but, alas, I spent most of the day in bed with bronchitis. Hope he likes what I was able to do. I like it :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Orange You Happy It's Stephen's Birthday

That usually kills with the uh, younger crowd, yea.... Ok, good story behind the Orange Cake. The husband of my bff, Jean, is quite the, the, the, (yes, I repeated, "the", purposely) the, disciplined & regimented guy. Whew! Every night he begins his evening ritual by putting a napkin on the table, then peels & eats an orange. Yes, EVERY night. Recently, he attended a conference, and told his family of the serious spread of luscious baked goods with super huge cookies that was put out for the folks at the conference. His kids, so excited about the sweet bounty before him, asked how the big cookies tasted. He told them he didn't know, cause he chose an ORANGE instead! Are you kidding me! I searched the room for a hidden camera cause this was clearly a joke, right? Nope! He even snagged an extra one to take back to his room. God forbid he fore go the napkin thingy. Oh, well. To each their own orange! Happy Birthday, Stephen. Your cholesterol thanks you from the bottom of their triglycerides :)

Rose Garden Cake

Isn't it perty :) I have always wanted to put colorful flowers on a chocolate cake. It is a vanilla cake loaded with hunks of chocolate in the center, then the chocolate frosting, of course! Delish! One cake this year for Mom & Karissa to share. Hey, they are getting too old for their own cakes!! I kid, I kid......