Making Happy Birthday (Cake) Memories

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Yesterday was Rebecca’s birthday, and since she has Celiac Disease, we can’t just go to the store and buy a pre-made cake.  Sarah has been doing more cooking around the house, so while she was at the grocery store getting stuff to make dinner, she also bought a box of GF cake mix to make a birthday cake for Rebecca.

This being the Koch family, it was inevitable that things got “interesting”….

Sarah had put all of the “dry” cake ingredients into a bowl, added the softened butter and vanilla, and started to add the eggs.  The first three went in just fine, but the last one was – quite literally – a “rotten” egg.

{Yes, I fell down on the job when it came to teaching my kids what my Mom taught me – that is, you always, always, always crack each egg individually into a separate bowl  and THEN add it to whatever you are making, on the off chance [let’s be honest here – it hardly ever happens] that one of the eggs is bad)

Well, we managed to salvage that SNAFU (don’t ask – you don’t want to know), and the cake was made.

When it had cooled down enough, Sarah proceeded to ice the cake, and then she used some tube icing to write “Happy Birthday Rebecca” on it.  Finally, she put 11 candles on it.

We decided to wait until Paul came home from work to light the candles and sing “Happy Birthday” to Rebecca, so Sarah – unbeknownst to me – put the cake in a place where it wouldn’t be “exposed” to the elements.

When Paul got home, Sarah proudly brought out the cake to show to him….

….only to discover that the oven isn’t the best place to put an iced cake (especially one with candles on it) for safekeeping:
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We’re going to be laughing about this one for a long time….. :P
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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7 Responses to Making Happy Birthday (Cake) Memories

  1. Mom says:

    Good try, Sarah – You don’t want to know about my first experience with baking a cake. Yours turned out much better looking than mine. I’m sure that yours tasted great, and that Rebecca loved it. Love you much.

    Granny

  2. becky says:

    This is just too hilarious!!! Poor Becka-doodle! What happened next?

  3. toramay19 says:

    LOL, That’s sweet. It’s the thought that counts :)

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