For those of you that have followed my blog for a while, you know that January-April 15th is the busiest time of year for our family. With Captain Daddy being a CPA, “tax season” places its toll on the family. Add into the mix Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, AND the Birthdays Marathon, well it is just plain B-U-S-Y around here!
Big Tuna celebrated his 19th birthday the other day. (I know, I’m too young to have a 19 year-old.) When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he replied, “Mr. K’s cake,” Big Tuna had tasted a cake at one of our church dinners made by Mr. K. It was one of those old, southern recipes for a 15-layer cake. The kind where you bake multi- separate, thin cake layers and put a wonderful chocolate icing between each layer.
I had tried for several months in getting the recipe from Mr. K and his family with no progress. Finally they informed me that they were not willing to share the “family” recipe with me.
But, being me, I was not about to let that stop me from making my first born the birthday cake his heart desired! I googled the cake recipe and came up with several versions. I finally settled on a 12-layer cake recipe and increased it. My goal was to make a 19-layer cake for Big Tuna’s 19th birthday. I spent an entire day in the kitchen making this cake. I ended up with only 16 layers. I learned much about making this kind of cake. Even though the cake didn’t turn out exactly (in many ways), it
is was scrumptuous!
(Reminds me of a geologic model of sedimentary layers:) There was some reverse thrust faulting going on until it experienced the ice age (freezer) and some stabilizers.)
Happy Birthday Big Tuna!
Philippians 2:13 NIV
for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
You are a child of God, His treasured possession. He created you in His own image. He chose the day for you to be born. He has a plan and a purpose for your life.