Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Applauding Two Major Accomplishments

He is celebrating his 80th birthday, and to do so he threw a birthday bash for all of his family and close friends(which by the way, he has many). She took on the huge task of creating all of the desserts herself, including his birthday cake, because of the love for her grandpa and because of her joy in baking and creating. She is my neice, and I must admit, I am so proud of her accomplishment in this major endeavor.



This cake was baked in two large cake pans from her grandma's collection. She is a very fortunate young lady in that she has two grandmas who were known for their cooking, baking and entertaining skills.


Angel food cakes and chocolate cakes with peanut butter icing and chopped Reese's peanut butter cups...her grandpa's favorite desserts. She baked and decorated each one. I cannot imagine the time, skill, and energy that was needed for this task. She mastered it...he proudly shared it at his birthday party last evening. She would like to open a restaurant someday in the future. If you ask me, she is well on her way. Congratulations dear neice and happy 80th birthday to your handsome grandpa!

17 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Happy 80th Birthday to Grandpa!!! He looks fantastic! I pray good health and many long years for him here with his family and congratulations to your beautiful niece on doing such a caring and beautiful gift(s).

I am CERTAIN that she will have her own place one day. Lord, let it be near me (smile).

I am so not surprised by this Judy because anyone who is connected to YOU and your family are obviously generous and gifted people in God's grace.

I'm so honored to know you and to call you friend even if it's online.

Love you.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Bob! It does look like you are loved.

You all have a family of bakers. That's alot of cakes! How wonderful. :)

lglessner said...

Happy Birthday Bob!!! Wow!!! I can't imagine making all those cakes!!! Let me know when the restaurant opens & I will be there!!! =) Have a great day & thanks for sharing!!!

southerninspiration said...

WOW...Bob looks great, and happy Birthday! and those cakes......those cakes!! So fabulous!

Suzanne

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh my goodness...what a bountiful cake table! How many guests would it take to eat that many cakes? Your niece did an amazing job! I'm sure the customers will be lining up, is she should ever decide to open a restaurant!

Happy Birthday, Bob! Eighty looks great on him.

O.t. Manary said...

Wonderful Blog....

God bless you all.

Blessings each day said...

So heartening to see so much love put into action.

Congratualtions on such a fetive event!

blessings,

marcy

Happy @ Home said...

Happy Birthday to Grandpa Bob. He sure appears to be having a wonderful and delicious celebration. Beautiful cakes your niece made. I too am wondering how many people helped to eat them all?

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy birthday, Bob. The cakes are beautiful!!!!

Barb

Wanda said...

WOW! Your niece is one talented lady! ;o) I think that's incredibly cool that she made those cakes in honor of her dear grandpa!

Kopi Tozie said...

Happy birhday Grandpa ! Glad and nice to know you still healty at 80

Beth at Aunties said...

She is amazing besides beautiful!
Happy birthday to her grandpa! He is a very handsome man and so lucky to have a granddaughter who is so precious to him.
She is so talented as are most of those you share with us. Hope the party was perfect and good luck to your niece in all her dreams. She is well on her way!

beth~♥

My verification word bob~lu :-)

Sheryl said...

What a wonderful gift to be able to give to her grandpa! Those cakes look amazing. Is ther anyone in your family that isn't talented?

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh how incredibly special. My sis in law. .bake all the chiffon cakes for her wedding reception. It is interesting how much more I remember that detail from 35 years ago than most of the cakes I've eaten at weddings since.
OH. .I nearly forgot. . .My dil's mom and I baked all the coconut cakes for centerpieces for all the tables at her reception too.

Connie said...

Wow! Happy 80th and what a dessert feast! Your niece is well on her way to owning her place if she can do all that! My mom always made my angel food birthday cakes with what's called butter brickle icing. It's a brown sugar frosting. Yum!!! I'd probably like the reese's one too!

Judy...what a neat family you have!

Connie

Charli and me said...

Your neice did a fantastic job! I love the fact that grandpa had such a nice party. Please extend my birthday wishes. Don't you just love parties ♥

Melanie said...

Yay!!! Happy Birthday.
Beautiful cakes...gifts from the heart.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

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