Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Very Special Happy Birthday

Today is The Piemaker’s birthday, which means that I baked a cake for him! This only happens once a year. The process is fraught with danger. I have anxiety for weeks in advance. Thankfully, it turned out okay this year.

For his special birthday cake, Piemaker requested a tried and true recipe, the German Chocolate Cake we’ve loved in the past.

Here’s what it looked like when he made it last year.

Here’s what my version looks like.Frosting sliding off. Thumbprint on the side. No nutty decorations. Sticky plate. This is why he does the baking. But it tastes good! (Yes, we already got into it!)

Happy Birthday, dear Piemaker,
Happy Birthday toooo yooooou!



  1. German chocolate cakes were my dad's favorite. It really looks good, fingerprints and all. :)

  2. Happy Birthday to The Piemaker - I'm sure he enjoyed his cake.
    Hope you both had a lovely day.

  3. Hi Katrina!

    Thanks for leaving a comment and telling me about your frozen shoulder- Oh God! it is a long process to get better again i tell you, but things are looking up finally!

    I had a look at your blog, really like it, i admire so much people who can sew, i have lots of design ideas but can not sew! I send my projects to my seamstress and she does a good job - Love all your cakes and pies, i love sweets, but i do not eat much of it these days -
    I baked a lot this winter as a result my Mr. D gainned a few pounds! so baking is on the back burner for a while!

    But i say your cake looks delicious!

    I will follow you! when i get home i will click on the follow with google connect, i am at work right now and it does not work!

    Take care Katrina and drop by any time!

    Ariane xxxx

  4. I'm sure that the cake was fabulous! I hope that the piemaker had a wonderful birthday, and all my best wishes for a fantastic year ahead.
    xo, Anita