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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Joe!

Today, we celebrate Joe's birthday. As is my tradition, I designed his card myself:





Ok, no, not really. But wouldn't that be awesome?

I used his <3 cake tins to make him a really yummy cake:

SomeMonkey suggested I cut the cake into layers so I combined the two cakes from the tin (yellow cake mix + mocha extract) and used a mocha frosting between them. The outer frosting is vanilla with a bunch of sprinkles. My boy loves sprinkles, I have no idea what that's about.

For his gift, I'm giving him the plague a baby some cool solar lights for the porch. We practically live on our screened porch when weather is nice. In general, he's difficult to buy for so if he doesn't like it, well, see his card above.

Happy birthday, Joe!

20 comments:

blognut said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!

I think he better like the solar lights because punching him in the face is unbirthday like.

andy said...

Crafty Cate...that's gonna be your new name. My cake would totally not look that well put together. Did you get any sleep last night, or were you distributing the sprinkles evenly? I would be bothered by unequal distribution. Happy Birthday to Joe...let me know how the card goes over;)

Juliet Colors said...

Aw... That cake looks very tasty. I like the colorful sprinkles. Happy Birthday to Joe! (I hope he doesn't take this birthday to mean he gets an excuse not to pamper your sick self.)

kimber p said...

I've just nicknamed you Sprinkles..lol

angi_b72 said...

Happy Birthday Sprinkle Boy!! Hope you have a good one!! I love solar lights too!!

Tina said...

Solar lights and sprinkles. Sounds like a great birthday to me!

SisterFriend said...

Aw, what a bootiful cake. Did it taste as good as it looks?

Deb said...

cute cake. so much effort... he is a lucky fellow.

happy b-day, joe~

A. said...

Happy Birthday, Joe!

I hope you guys have a fantastic day! The cake looks delicious, and the card is brilliant!

Angela said...

Too funny! You should work for hallmark with those wonderful sentiments!!

Sarah said...

I'm gonna go ahead and veto "Sprinkles" as a nickname right now. It sounds like a fetish specialist porn star.

Call Me Cate said...

Sarah - it DOES sound a little porn-ish.

SisterFriend - will report back tomorrow after we eat it.

I'm home sick for the afternoon and I'm SOOOOOOOOO tempted to eat his cake.

Lalapoo said...

the cake looks good! now I am in the mood for something cakey!!

Lyndsay said...

Any guy man enough to love some sprinkles gets a check mark in my book ...

Yaya said...

Happy Birthday joe! Love your card!

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Beautiful cate, Cake. I mean cake, Cate. In case you are still wondering how stupid I am: I totally just got the less than three cake joke. It's been like a month, right? It's funny now.

RandomWonders said...

Beautiful cake!

Visiting from SITs =]

The Wife O Riley said...

Happy Birthday Joe! That cake looks and sounds yummy!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Joe.

I like the sprinkles & the solar lights. I agree with blognut about the punch in the face... you want something different for a birthday.

Call Me Cate said...

The cake WAS delicious, by the way. And it's hard to tell from the picture but they're such a nice little size - that was perfect for sharing. And since it was his birthday, I did allow him to eat some too. :)