A good excuse for cake

Seems that another birthday has rolled around.  Mine, this time.  A good excuse for my 16 year old daughter to make a most amazing cake.

Not sure how I feel about turning the number written on that cake.  But with faces like these around me on a regular basis, I am most blessed.


And the cake?  It tasted just as fabulous as it looked.


  1. Wow! What a beautiful cake! I’d say an exceptional excuse for cake! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful cake!!!! It’s looks so delicious!! Happy belated birthday!

  3. That cake is a triumph! Well done to your daughter and that number is still young! Enjoy your day, Mary!

  4. Happy Birthday! What a pretty cake!

  5. Christi Brinkmann says:

    Beautiful cake, beautiful family!

  6. I hope I’m half as AWESOME as you are when I’m ‘the number written on that cake’. Happy birthday!

  7. Happy birthday Mary!
    I will catch up with you next week. What a fun pre-b-day celebration.

  8. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family – a sign of a well-lived life!

  9. That’s a gorgeous, fun, celebratory-looking cake! Happy birthday to you! (Personally I could have nibbled on either the cake or the babies just as happily : )

    • Goodness, might that sound creepy! I trust that this blog has the kind of audience that knows EXACTLY what I mean. lol

  10. Wow! She is really talented- what a pretty cake. Hope your birthday was a happy one and the next year is a blessed one 🙂

  11. Kari J. says:

    Birthday blessings, Mary!! Lovely cake, beautiful family, joy-filled life — who could ask for more?

  12. What a pretty cake! And those babies…yum! Happy Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday!

  14. Wow! Beautiful cake and Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!


  16. Happy birthday, Mary! What a pretty cake!

  17. Awww! How sweet! Happy birthday. I just turned 45 at the beginning of June, too. I’ve decided to make it my best year yet!