Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Time to celebrate!

Yesterday was such a nice day! Beautiful blue skies, warm temps, got to work in the yard a little and to top it off it was my birthday. This birthday was very special because I actually had a birthday cake. I haven't had one in years. The best thing about it? My honey made my cake for me. It was the first thing he has ever baked.As you may or may not be able to tell, it was white with white frosting. While growing up my mom always made our birthday cakes and she gave us the choice of what kind. White on white, my favorite. I know that sounds kind of boring but it's what I like! What is your favorite kind of birthday cake?

37 comments:

Jacquie said...

That's just about the sweetest thing I've ever heard, Susie!!

My mom gave us the choice of birthday cakes, too. I got Strawberry Shortcake most of the time - that's my favorite. Other than that, chocolate with chocolate would be second.

The men in my house all vote for white with white.

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!

Darla said...

Happy Birthday Susie! What is it with us December Birthday's and no cake? Too many sweets at Christmas I guess. How precious is that photo and your sweet husband to try his hand at baking for your birthday? Great memories, thanks for sharing your special time!

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday Susie, What a wonderful gift from your husband. I love white cake with lemon icing. Sending you birthday hugs from GA - you've been a great support to me from the beginning and I always enjoy "visiting."

Casey said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Susie!!! That is so sweet that Uncle David baked you a cake. I love it!!!! Hope your day was special! I sure wish I had a piece of that cake. My favorite cake is chocolate with the white fluffy seven minute icing. If I am feeling really special , I like the little baby chocolate chips on the top.
Love, Casey

Lanny said...

Surely white on white must be good, it used to be the choice of every bride. Speaking of which you look like a lovely young bride with your handsome groom in this birthday picture! So I'm thinking, you couldn't have gone that many years without a cake because you are so very young!

Meadowview Thymes said...

White cake, white icing...YUM!!!
What a sweet hubby you have. I hope your day was as special as you are!!

Becky said...

White on white for me too! However, when Casey makes my birthday cakes we get a little fancier......fresh strawberry with strawberry icing or carrot cake!! YUMMO!!! Davey baby is sooooo sweet to have made you a cake.....he has one up on Alvin....he's never made me one! BOO HOO :(

A. Joy said...

Ooooooohhhh - Ahhhhhhh! That sounds good right now! What a sweet thing to do! I always have to make my own cakes for any event if I want to eat any because no one makes dairy free cakes. My mom always gave us the choice too and I always chose angel food but now I like white on white or coconut which is what I made myself this year! Did your cake taste as good as it looks?
Happy Birthday!

Susie said...

Jacquie-Thanks so much! I like strawberry shortcake too!

Darla-You are probably right with all the sweets at Christmas. It was sweet that he made it. I think he might have even enjoyed doing it!

Mildred-I can see white cake with lemon icing would be yummy too! But then again what cake isn't yummy? I am quite fond of them all!

Casey-I think I have had a piece of your chocolate/white and chips. Also loved the carrot cake at Christmas. As David says sometimes, "you put your foot in it!" The guys at the firestation use to say that. Evidently that's a BIG compliment!

Lanny-You are waaayyy to kind! Didn't you notice how the picture is a little bit blurred? It's hiding all the wrinkles! hehe!

Meadowview-I had a wonderful day! I don't think it can get much better than digging and eatin' cake! hehe!

Sis-I cannot believe Alvie hasn't made you a cake especially since he does all that great cooking!
I love that strawberry too or carrot works!

Susie said...

A.Joy-I forgot about you having to have dairy free. Maybe you just need to give lessons on making a dairy free cake. Yes, the cake tasted wonderful! And by the way, coconut works for me too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday, Susie!!!!! You have a 'keeper' in your home!!! How sweet of your hubby to make your cake for you... That is just so sweet.

I know you had a wonderful day...

Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Glad you had a Happy Birthday! The cake look yummy! Make mine Chocolate! How sweet of your hubby to bake it for you!
Cute new blog design, too!

Daisy said...

I love chocolate cake but also am a big fan of spice cake. Actually, just about any kind of cake sounds good! HA! So wonderful of your sweetie to bake you a cake. :D

I'm glad to hear you had a happy birthday!

beckie said...

Happy Late Birthday Susie! What a soecial treat to have your hubby make you your favorite cake. He sounds like a real dear. And thanks for the picture. It's graet to be able to really see you. The little one is toooo small. :}

flydragon said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Susie,
And your hubby made you a cake!! What a guy!!
My favorite cake would have to be angel food, hollowed out and filled with strawberries, then totally covered with whipped cream.MMMMMMMMM.
And a very Happy New Year, too.

Susie said...

Betsy-My sweeties is definitely a keeper. He's truly the best gift I ever received!

Dorothy-Chocolate works for me too! I'm glad you like my new blog look.

Daisy-Spice is good too!

Thanks Beckie! My honey is a sweetie!

Flydragon-Angel food with strawberries sounds yummy too!

perennialgardener said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday Susie! That was very sweet of your hubby to make you a cake, he's a keeper! :) I love Chocolate myself, it's my weakness. lol

Susie said...

I agree with you Racquel, chocolate is wonderful!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, and white cake with white frosting is my favorite, too - I don't think it's boring at all!

Terri

Susie said...

Thanks Terri-white cake is yummy isn't it?

Anna Colleen said...

I am glad you had a good birthday I think your cake looks tasty.

Sue said...

Happy birthday, Susie! I have several relatives with December birthdays. My dad's and grandson's is January 4th. I am baking a gluten free cake from a mix because he has eczema, and our daughter, (his aunt) is allergic to wheat, soy, and peanuts. I'll either have to have some snacks or make another cake, because it may be for a 9 inch pan, and won't be enough.

For me, for the past several years, ever since losing weight, I have requested ice cream and not cake. My sweet of choice is dark chocolate.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I recognize several people I know here. What fun blogging is!

Happy New Year,
Sue

Susie said...

Thanks Anna Colleen-it was a wonderful birthday!

Sue-I'm glad you stopped by. I thought the same thing about your blog. I know several of these people. Blogging is lots of fun and way too addictive! Well there certainly isn't anything wrong with ice cream! Yummy!!!

marmee said...

that is so sweet of your hubby especially if he hasn't ever baked. happy birthday and happy new year to you!
my fav bday cake is german chocolate cake, love coconut!
hope you have a wonderful year this year.

marmee said...

ps
hey susie can you teach me how to sign my name on the comments. i love that! you can email me if you want to. rosebudn6@aol.com

Jen said...

Happy belated Birthday Susie!! :D
You are a Cute couple - so sweet of your hubby to bake for you! Looks like he did a good job.
My mon always let us pick our cake and baked one too-she always made the round two layers...my choice was marble cake with chocolate icing.

Jen said...

ooops---Happy New Year too! ha!

Susie said...

Marmee-It was really sweet since he hadn't ever baked anything before. Happy New Year to you!

Jen-Thanks for your sweet comments. Happy New Year to you too!

Miss Sandy said...

Happy belated Birthday dear friend! I wish you many more! Have a wonderful New Year!

Susie said...

Thank you Sandy for your sweet wishes!

Rose said...

Happy belated Birthday, Susie! How sweet of your husband to make you a cake! As much as I like chocolate, I think a white cake with vanilla icing sounds pretty delicious--reminds me of wedding cake:)

Susie said...

Thanks Rose for the birthday wishes!

Garden4Life said...

Happy Belated Birthday Susie!

Susie said...

Thank you G4L for the birthday wishes!

Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet husband! Happy "late" birthday!
Cathie

Susie said...

Thanks Cathie!!!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Happy belated birthday, Susie! So sweet of your hubby to bake a cake for you! My favourite has always been chocolate!!