A few months ago I headed to the local grocery store to get the usual stuff for dinner. There are certain members in my family that have a sweet tooth. So if there is a weekend dinner there is a dessert thereafter.
I didn’t feel like baking and looked to the low lying refrigerated part of the bakery section. Cakes in circle shapes and rectangles. Half- sheets and full. Chocolate or vanilla cake. Buttercream icing or whipped. They looked perfect but just for one questionable thing. The center of the cake was blank? These were celebratory cakes and would it be crazy of me to purchase one of these just for a weekend dessert. Why no I thought?
No one in my family was having a birthday or winning a tournament or graduating from kindergarten, grade school, middle school,high school, or college.
As a joke I decided to pick a random person in the family and put happy birthday on it. The kids thought this was hilarious and continued the joke with a candle and a song. This has now started a movement where once a month we get a cake and place a different name on it and sing. The funniest part by far was Mother’s Day when my daughter told me she had yet to get a cake for the fake celebration. I told I would pick one up for dessert. I asked her what she wanted the cake to say.
She replied with, “ Congratulations Savannah, you are awesome.” This was hilarious and so onward I went to the store on Mother’s Day to get a cake for my daughter that congratulated her that she was awesome.
So many standard holidays and birthdays that the idea of eating cake and feeling special should be more than just a once a year thing. That is until the cake ladies catch me with one too many celebrations and milestones that are more fiction then fact.