Saturday, March 28, 2009
home made birthday cake
Being that last night was a late night after a long week for Ben and me we slept in today, had a slow start and then planned to get together later around 5 p.m. I was going to make dinner . . . actually have Ben grill hamburgers and we were going to do some wedding planning and just relax together.
To my surprise when I opened the door tonight Ben had a giant smile on his face and a home made birthday cake in one hand! By "home made" I mean a Betty Crocker box cake. It was amazing! He made a two layer circular chocolate (my favorite) cake with frosting (evenly spread), sprinkles, and a hand written/frosted message saying "Happy Birthday Anita!" I was blown away.
He spent the bulk of his afternoon getting it together. He bought the cake pans, mix, sprinkles, frosting, candles (two boxes b/c I'm 31 and he wanted to be sure I had 31 candles on the cake) and lighters . . . along with all the ingredients and slaved away. The cute part? Both cakes ballooned in the middle when they baked so he cut the bulge off of the bottom layer so they would lay on each other evenly. . . very baker savey. He also commented how the sprinkles kept rolling off the top so he did a little "magic" by throwing handfuls of sprinkles as hard has he could at the top and around the side to make them stick into the frosting. It turned out REALLY well. I was highly impressed. Truly it was the best birthday present I have gotten. A cake made with TLC just for me by the man I love. He made me feel like a million bucks! Thanks Ben! I love you!