If you read my husband's Face Book or my daughter's blog, you will know I have stolen this from both of them. (So sue me!)
Text written by my husband and photos taken by my oldest daughter at
Keepin' Sane with Littles
"When you get older (I am not old, my Dad is old) there are things that bring you happiness that used to seem trite. On my birthday, my oldest daughter, Jackie, said she would bring my birthday cake. She had purchased an imported cake mix at the grocery store along with the pre made Pillsbury Cake Icing. Some of you might think, those of you in the states, "that is not special" Well here it is because it comes only once a year and at over twice the price you find in the US. They brought the cake, they, because along with my daughter fixing the cake, my granddaughters also had their hands in the preparation. (LITERALLY)
The youngest had decided to massage the icing into the cake with her own two little hands to give it a more refined delicate texture. The cake was beautiful. Jackie had sorta pushed the cake back together before putting in the 47 candles (The cake would have been illegal in California during fire season!!!!) Elena and Abby were so excited to eat the cake with me, they wanted to do the cake first. But they were patient and waited for the firetrucks to leave after we lit the candles and blew them out.
1 Imported Duncan Heinz chocolate cake mix $8.00
1 Imported Pillsbury Chocolate Icing $5.00
4 boxes of Birthday candles $5.00
Imagining Abbey's little hands massaging the finished cake PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the taste EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for a wonderful Birthday.