More than Halloween, I love Jake. He is my everything. I can't say more.
Happy Belated Birthday on the blog, Honeybun.
He was playing dress-ups with the girls while helping his mom do dishes - what a man!
Only once in our married life have I made him a Halloween cake. I try my hardest to give him a little birthday that doesn't revolve around pumpkins and general Halloween stuff.
2004 (dating) - Army cake - wish I had pictures - it was before the dawn of digital cameras for me.
2005 - don't remember
2006 - Pumpkin cake with friends and cupcakes the day of.
2007 - Coolest cake ever
2008 - deployed, didn't make him cake, although I think I sent him a microwavable one.
2009 - His mom bought a cake, I think she was trying to help since I had a newborn.
2010 - This year I made the coolest cake ever, well second to 2007...but really what is ever going to trump that cake? I hope I don't sound too prideful, because I am the first to know that my cakes aren't perfect, but I really really enjoy when an idea works out.
This year's cake was a combination of the Chocolate Strawberry Celebration Cake and the Chocolate Fruit Basket Cake. Basically it was a two layer chocolate cake (my recipe) with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting, topped with ganache, then berries brushed with apricot preserves, chocolate curls (harder to make than I thought), and then lined with Kit Kat bars. It was divine. Jake said something like, "You've out done yourself." And I said back, "I know. What am I going to do next year?"
Forgive the picture. Our good camera was being fixed & the lighting was yucky florescent lights. Try to envision it's glory.