Mama Diaries

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Half-birthday Cake

It's my daughter's half-birthday today, and to celebrate the occasion, I made a cake.  A half-frosted cake.

Yeah, I did.  Because that cake came out of the pan all broken up, so I had to use most of the frosting as glue to hold the pieces together.  When I was done, the top was frosted, and the middle was frosted, but the sides weren't.

"Tah-dah!"  I showed my daughter her half-birthday cake.

She gave me a funny look.  "Mom, what happened here?"

"It's a half-birthday cake.  You only get a full frosting job when it's your full birthday."

"Oh," she said.  Then as she casually walked away she added, "Don't forget, Granny's coming over later."

Oh shoot.  Yeah.  My mother-in-law.  I would never hear the end of it if I served her granddaughter a half-frosted cake.    I guess I better get to the store and buy another tub of frosting! 

22 comments:

  1. I had thought of having a half birthday for my son a few times while he was growing up. Needless to say, I never followed through with the thought. I think it is a fun idea.

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    1. It is fun. I never did it when I was a kid, but I read about it in a parent magazine and thought I'd give it a try. The kids love it!

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  2. haha never heard of having a half birthday but sure it would have been fun.

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    1. Half Birthdays are fun. We even have a 1/2 birthday candle.

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  3. nahhhh, it'll teach Granny to have a sense of humor...I love the fact that you did that! ...a serendipitous moment :)

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    1. Granny - humor? Nope, don't think so!

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  4. Two of us share a birthday and one child has a birthday on my half, so we celebrate every six months. We've found that the uglier the cake, the yummier it is. :)

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    1. THat's for sure. Ugly cakes are the best!

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  5. She knows how to get all her frosting!

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  6. Way to go Sherry! Quick thinking!

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  7. But why? I think it would be a fun tradition to have a half-frosted cake for her half-birthday each year!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. I'll make that a tradition when Granny isn't here. I think it's kind of cool to have a half-frosted cake for a half birthday, too!

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  8. Oh yes, that's a very smart child :-)

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  9. I know my MIL thinks I do things oddly and she'd say stuff, but not to me.
    I like the half-frosted cake idea.

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    1. I'll do it next year. MIL scares me!

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  10. Been there, done that with the frosting I mean. I love making up rules as I go along in life. You'd be surprised at the ones that the kids remember...and remind you of when you least expect it. One time, a long time ago, to be silly, I made up a birthday rap while eating birthday cake for one of my kid's birthdays. 20 years later....guess what we have to start everyone's birthday with? Cake for breakfast and an impromptu rap from mom.....they pretend to not like it, but If I don't start it, someone makes it happen!!!!! Life is good!

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  11. I've had those kind of cakes. My son's last b-day cake was frosted by my daughter. It had so much frosting on it that, when I revealed it at his party, it had cracked down the middle. O well. It tasted great! :)

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    1. As someone else commented, the ugly ones are the best ones!

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