Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Two weeks to the day after her anniversary, my daughter Melissa, celebrates her birthday. Well..... this year since I live close to her now I offered to do her birthday cake. I asked her what she would like, I'd do whatever she wanted. Her only wishes were that it be black and white with hot pink. Shortly after that, she made a comment about liking zebra stripes on things like clothing and other things. I had already decided to make the cake look like a gift, and now I knew just what to make the wrapping paper and bow look like. Here was the finished product.










Melissa, is grateful for things done for her, but she has very specific tastes. It is not always easy to please her. She gasped, basically teared up, and verbally expressed delight about her zebra striped cake. I was little nervous about the prospect of ruining her 30th birthday with a cake she did not like. I was so surprised and pleased when she hugged me and said she did not really want to cut into the cake. Mission accomplished! Happy girl, happy cake....... Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Oh, they just had the anniversary cake two weeks prior. She is a little relieved to not have any big celebrations for a month. I will post later on that celebration.

Wow it is good to spend a little time blogging again. Thanks for your comments Pam, Kim, Mary and Carrie. It may be something I really have to schedule to get it done, but I love the blogosphere and you girls I've gotten to know through it. It is worth the scheduling.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Today is my son's 25th birthday. We celebrated last night. I can't believe how quickly those years flew by!

Carrie said...

This cake's design is gorgeous!

Kim said...

I can see why she would gasp! That cake is gorgeous, Teresa! Those stripes are very zebra-like, and the bow is exquisite!

Teresa said...

Thank you Carrie, and Kim. It has been a while since I've done much with cakes. I really enjoy it. The compliments make this girl feel pretty good I must admit.

Linda said...

Wow! Beautiful design and ckae! And, congratulations on your daughter's reaction! I have 2 adult daughters and I know the importance of that reacation to a mom!

pamokc said...

OMG! Just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! How much are you charging to do these things?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I tell you Teresa, you shouls be making cakes for a living - this is just stunning! Hope she had a great day

Barbara said...

You are so clever Teresa - how stunning.