Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Birthday to me

So this year Mother's Day was the day before my birthday, so I got lots of pampering. Anthony made this fantastic torte for breakfast. We agreed it was one of his best EVER, especially with so many wonderful blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries!


Mother's Day Torte

Then there was berry torte AGAIN for my birthday breakfast!

Birthday Torte - yum.



Anthony is pretty passionate and perfectionist in his cakes, but he knew I didn't really relish the pure sugar/crisco icing. So he made me a cake with cream cheese icing, which doesn't set up as well and required chilling in between applications, but the results were SO worth it!

There was some cussing and consternation when he realized he forgot to add the water to the cake batter, but the results were wonderful - a dense, eggy, rich cake.

Artistic close-up.


Photo by Anna of me, enjoying my cake.


Anna says, "Can I PLEEEASE have another piece?"


Colin approves of the cake (me, too!).

9 comments:

Leigh-Ann said...

I'll take your leftover sugar/Crisco frosting -- it's a weakness from my childhood, I guess. Happy Birthday, by the way -- you have the same birthday as my brother, who turned 30 this year. For years he's tormented me about "being old", but finally I have a milestone to bug him about!

paula said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!!!! Hope you had a lovely day and the tortes/cake looked amazing!!!! XXX

Dad said...

Those look like the prize winner from the midnight buffet extravaganza on a Celebrity cruise! Wish we were able to taste them.

Lisa said...

Those were really beautiful photos! I especially like the "artistic" one. Happy Birthday!

Emily said...

Oh, those look so good! My mouth is watering.

Hope you had a great day.

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday! My mom's birthday is also the 15th...

COUSIN BEVIE said...

Happy Birthday Jenn! WOW! That cake is impressive....good job Anth!

Also, family, don't forget it was Becky's birthday, too!!!!!!!

Hope you had a terrific day, Jenn...

XOXOXOXOXOXO

EdamameMommy said...

Wow, you got three cakes/tortes in two days? And no hydrogenated oil in any of it -- Good hubby! I thought of you on Friday when I ate both kinds of pie at the club. Yummmmmmm...

Happy Birthday, Jenn Jenn!

lindsey said...

Happy Birthday Jen! (sorry I'm a little late)