Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Music at the office

We sang an old familiar tune today.


While having a picnic.



With (and for) this old guy at the office.


We forgot the candles, but baby carrots work okay in a pinch. I wouldn't suggest you light them!

And the cheesecake was fabulous! Made and decorated primarily by Laura, who was inspired by one of those cake shows on the Food Network.

This morning she also helped bake this cake. And decorated it alone.

This is for tonight's book club meeting. It's currently sitting in the fridge at the library, ready and waiting for the guests, and for it's thick caramely topping.

And it's a surprise for Yvon. After the cheesecake at lunch I'm sure he thinks the festivities are over. Shhhh!
Happy birthday!

5 comments:

Yvon said...

I am such a lucky man. What a great day.

Thanks to Ev and the girls

patty-jean said...

What an amazing looking cake - bet it tasted just as amazing!

Evelyn in Canada said...

It did taste great - especially once we drizzled (or saturated!) the cake with a buttery caramel sauce. It was a hit at the book club!

Tamara Jansen said...

That wee bitty hat is just too cute!

s said...

Simply beautiful. I am so tired of commercial cakes that follow a certain edict. They look beautiful, they may even taste that way, but there is nothing like a homemade cake, a simple cake, that does not have a pile of architectural goo on top, and same old same old fillings. Usually, more goo.

I want to taste the berries, feel the beautiful real cake texture on my tongue. I want to know this cake can never be created again, even if the maker is the same, the ingredients the same. I want to see this cake change with the seasons, and know that it honours the maker's creativity and that of her foremother's.