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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy 17th, Rachel!

We DID celebrate on her birthday.  I have pictures to prove it.  I just am not sure where the weeks have gone since then (although…my kindle has been in my hands almost constantly…I’m either on the couch reading, or out on the deck reading….have I mentioned that I LOVE SUMMER?)

Anyway, to celebrate Rachel’s big day, she told Ethan she wanted him to make her cake.  She wanted “white cake and funfetti frosting”.

So….we bought a white cake mix.  Does it matter if the COLOR is actually white or not?  I hope not, ‘cause we made her a tie dye cake.  It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!

First, Ethan made the cake as directed on the package.  Then, he divided the cake into 6 fairly even portions.  He added food color til the batter was the color he was looking for.  I really wanted to try it with neon colored food coloring, but we had to go with what we could get at our little store here in town.

Then, he layered the colors.  He put most of the purple in the bottom of pan 1.  Then he put just a LITTLE less blue on top of the purple.  And then a little less of the green than he used of the blue…and so on with the yellow, orange and red (ending with just a fairly small spoonful of the red.

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Then, in the second pan, he did the opposite, using all the rest of each color, but using lots of red, and then there was a little less orange, and less yellow, etc.

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Then, we baked, cooled, frosted and decorated the cake.

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Next, we took pictures.

The beautiful, amazing, talented, creative, funny, smart, adorable, kind and loving BIRTHDAY GIRL!!

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You bring joy and laughter, sunshine and happiness to me.  I’m SO glad to have you as my daughter!  I really can’t wait to see what all God has planned for you!  I just know it’s gonna be AMAZING!

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And these are her amazing friends, Alexis and Katelyn.  I love these 3 girls! 

And then we sang.  And then we ate it!  And it was beautiful AND delicious!

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Happy birthday, Rachel!!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Aww, that is so sweet and love the cake! I bet it was yummy, any cake a brother makes is! Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Rachel!