Wednesday, August 28, 2013

a birthday and a cake


Yesterday was my birthday. I almost didn't make myself a cake. I almost let myself be mopey. Sometimes birthdays make me grumpy. Instead, I bought myself some presents and made Mike take me out to lunch. (We had the most delicious tacos here.) While Elliot napped, I baked this cake. And yesterday ended up being pretty fantastic after all. A lot of that had to do with all of the sweet notes that were left on my instagram account. Man alive, thank you, friends! I had a permanent smile on my face all day long.

But yes, the cake. Bake one immediately, please. It is the pumpkin cake of your dreams. (I brought out my latent math skills and only made one squat little layer instead of three. One was just the right amount for our little family of 6. I didn't want to have to face any leftovers this morning, as I surely would have eaten them for breakfast and regretted it immediately.)

23 comments:

  1. So glad you had a Happy Birthday and quit being mopey.
    Having birthday's can be frustrting sometimes but you figured out to make it a good one. Cake sounds delicious.
    Love you and you know how much you are loved and admired by so many.
    Hugs
    Grammy

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  2. Happy Birthday Stephanie! So glad you had a great day and a yummy treat! :)

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  3. i have a block against pumpkin stuff when it's still so hot. i admire your determination and ability to ignore the weather. sounds so yummy!

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  4. Happy Birthday (yesterday!)

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  5. Happy Birthday a day late! That cake looks divine.

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  6. Happy Birthday to you! You always inspire me with your mothering and homemaking!
    I love it, so I'm thankful for you!

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  7. Happy Birthday!!!

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  8. so glad you had a good day. i read you blog and wish you were my next door neighbor. love your sweet spirit.

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