#atozchallenge, C is for Cake…

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This would have been my boys’ idea of the best birthday cake ever!

After I was married and had my boys, I didn’t have my own birthday cake for a long time.  I mean, we had our three birthdays in four days. There’s only so much cake you can eat.  And when they were little, of course the boys wanted their own cakes on their own days.

Since my birthday is in the middle, I very graciously agreed to give up my day so we could celebrate on April 26th and April 29th with first Mickey Mouse and truck cakes, then He-Man and Ninja Turtle cakes, and later baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, even bowling-themed cakes.  (We live near Chicago, so the pictured dream cake includes Bulls basketball, Bears football, Cubs baseball and Blackhawks hockey.  But we still would have needed two separate cakes 🙂 )

Then one year my dear neighbor, Evelyn, took pity on me and got me my very own little chocolate cake with flowers on it.  Pure bliss…

 

~Diane D.                                   Cake by Amy Beck Cake Design
                                                      Photo by Melissa Marie Photography

 

(My theme for the AtoZChallenge is birthdays)

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61 responses

  1. That cake is outrageous! (In a good way!) You should have a “book” cake! My pregnant friend (one of the many….) had a book cake for her baby shower, it was awesome!

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    1. How cute, I’ve seen pictures of them. They can make cakes look like anything nowadays!

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  2. Blackhawks fan here! Can I have a piece?

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    1. Go, Hawks! You can celebrate with us anytime!

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      1. Thank you! I love wearing my Hawks jersey in front of so many Bruins fans. 😀

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      2. Whew, that’s gutsy! Why a Hawks fan??

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      3. I think that I liked their uni at first, then liked the team. I’m also a Lakers/Cardinals/Chargers fan. I’m all over the US in terms of sports teams.

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      4. I see that! Oldest son has always liked the Saints cause he liked their black and gold colored uniforms. Still likes them.

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  3. Very Nice, except I don’t see the Chicago White Sox OMG !! 😉

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    1. We’re Cubs fans so it’s okay!

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  4. Aww….What a delightful memory. Hope you get another this time round. Hugs!

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    1. Thank goodness the boys are grown now and it’s easier! Thanks for reading!

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  5. Oh, the many sacrifices we make for our kids…glad you finally got some delicious icing flowers!

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    1. It’s true, isn’t it? Lol

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  6. I wish I could make you a tray of pastries, happy happy bday coming soon!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! I need to eat a lettuce cake this year, lol!

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      1. haha I managed to keep 60 pounds off for a few years, but have gained 10 in the past year and have been horrible with my eating! Eating things I should not. So, today I am starting!!!! Wish me luck!

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      2. Good luck! I’m trying, too! Good luck to us both!

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      3. I have really been messing around, good luck to you too! xx

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  7. This sentence confuses me tremendously:
    “There’s only so much cake you can eat.”

    What??? 😀

    You’ve seen what a crazy cake lady I am. 🙂 Fun post!

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    1. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth, either, lol!

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  8. The cake spells boys every inch and slice of the way. Thank God for lovely neighbours 🙂 Sweet recount

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! Ev is still a sweetie!

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  9. Wow, I love that cake. I bet it took ages to decorate. What a lovely gesture from your neighbour, too. A chocolate cake, at that! A fun read! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Millie. I couldn’t do a cake like that to save my life. It was so fun that year, my neighbor is a sweetie! Thankfully the boys are older and we’ve moved away from sports cakes. And the older one is married, so it’s his wife’s problem now!

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  10. It’s so wonderful to get your own kind of decorated cake. And one you’ll never forget. Sweet post. ❤️

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    1. Thanks! When you only have boys, no one ever makes you a cake, lol

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  11. Great cake but I’d rather have one with flowers!

    stopping by on the a-to-zchallenge from Pam’s unconventional Alliance.

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    1. Yes, the sports theme got old after awhile, but I’m very outnumbered!

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  12. I think this year you should have your own, super chocolate cake and ice cream and gifts and balloons and fireworks and music and dancing. I’ll be dancing here – you get to pick the music! Clare

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    1. Aww, you are the best! Sadly it will be a big salad for me with lo cal dressing, lol! But dancing, yes, Meghan Trainor music! My sons tell me I have the musical taste of a preteen girl!

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      1. We have the same taste! -except I’m getting a cake for my birthday – my salad days are over!

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  13. Mothers have to do such sacrifices…glad that you received one, finally… 🙂

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  14. Cake has got to be one of my all-time favorite C words! And cake is healthy, right? It’s got a bunch of food groups in it. Chocolate is a food group.

    Congrats on FINALLY getting your own cake. I hope it was all flowery goodness 🙂

    @IsaLeeWolf
    A Bit to Read

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    1. Thanks and thanks for coming by. Chocolate is good for you and how about carrot cake? That has to be good for you, right?

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      1. Oh yeah, definitely! It’s got vegetables, it’s got protein in the cream cheese frosting AND calcium…it’s practically a health food.

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      2. Yay, carrot cake for breakfast it is!

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  15. What a great cake!

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  16. What a nice gesture by your neighbor. Finally, your own cake 🙂 That sports cake is impressive! Thanks for linking to the designer, I just saw some more of her cakes on her website and Wow!

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  17. This cake is insane. I love it. Thanks for writing such a lovely story for “C”

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  18. A Yankees cake would have been better…

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      1. …and the Yankees just got beat in their home opener…

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      2. My Cubbies won 9-0 last night!

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      3. I clicked “Like” sarcastically…

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      4. Sounds like sour grapes to me

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  19. Wow, and I felt pressed spreading the birthdays over 4 months. God Cubs, go!

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      1. Sox are bums! ROFLOL – I just noticed the typo! Feel free to edit :>

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      2. No, I liked it just how it was!

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  20. My cousin’s twin daughters were born on her birthday, so I indirectly understand your plight.

    I love your theme for the challenge. I wish I’d thought of something so original. I can’t wait to read more. BTW I revised my Egg post if you want to give it one more read. Less typos & more content 🙂

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    1. Oh, my that’s even better or worse to have all of you on the exact same day! Thanks so much and I’ll stop by!

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  21. This is a story of great parenting being rewarded!:-)

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