Monday, November 23, 2009

Gratitude Monday - Birthday Porn

My 51st birthday was yesterday ( Nov.22) and for it my husband baked me
a cake. Here he is prepping the cake pans for a carrot layer cake.




He devoted most of his Saturday to it. We grew the carrots, the flour is organic, the eggs are from his dad. It's healthier than most commercial health food.




Here he spreads the cream cheese icing for the inbetween section.


The icing on the cake.


Adding the ground pecans for the finishing touch.




The finished product.



Very, very yummy.



Yes, I am grateful.

14 comments:

solarity said...

Happy birthday cake!
I should make my birthday fruit cake soon, so it can age until January.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Barbara Martin said...

What a wonderful husband you have, Leah. Carrot cake is one of my favourites. I can imagine how divine it tastes. Happy Birthday!

the Bag Lady said...

You have much to be grateful for! That cake looks fabulous!

I, too, have much to be grateful for, not least of which is having you for a cousin!

Happy Birthday, cousin!

David Cranmer said...

Ha! You roped me in with the header Birthday Porn. Anyway, Happy Birthday!

messymimi said...

I wish you many happy returns of the day!

The cake looks delightful, my compliments to the baker.

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday to you, Leah.. and many, many more. :)

That cake looks just wonderful. He's a keeper, that man.

bunnygirl said...

It looks like he didn't skimp on that frosting! Mmm!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Solarity, thanks. I'm sure that'll be plenty of time to let the flavours gather.

Barbara, I sure do. The cake is magnificent. One of the best he's baked. I shall dedicate one of today's slices to you.

Aww, df Bag Lady. Thanks.

Thanks, David. I thought there'd be some interest generated.

Messymimi, thanks. I shall pass along your message.

Thanks, Hilary, and you bet he is.

Bunnygirl, he sure didn't.

Reb said...

Oh, now I drooled on the keyboard at home! :) It looks divine, hope you had a good day cousin!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. I did. And it is divine.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful birthday cake! What a guy! Happy Birthday!

It was my birthday too - and my husband made me a chocolate cake with white frosting. My favorite.

Aren't we lucky?

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Nancy. Oh my Dogness yes we both are lucky.

Clare2e said...

I shouldn't check your blog before breakfast.

Leah J. Utas said...

Clare, that's quite a compliment.