Pickleball Birthday Cake

Well, I knew this day was coming and naturally I am glad I am here to enjoy it. A week ago, I celebrated my three-quarter century birthday. It has been an interesting journey and one of the most exciting facets of that journey is my enjoyment of Pickleball (America’s fastest growing sport).

My dear best friends helped my wife and I mark this milestone by taking us out to a local Italian restaurant for a wonderful dinner. I made sure to “leave room” because I had a hunch that the dessert was going to be something very special.

Sure enough, they unboxed this amazing pickleball birthday cake.

Note: The pickle and the ball are obvious, but the words on the bottom say “75 (hidden from view) and still dinking it.” The colors were much more vibrant in “real life.”

The cake was scrumptious. It had a vanilla layer and chocolate layer with a thin, tasty layer of raspberry preserves between. All the flavors melded well with the buttercream frosting.

This is truly a birthday to remember!

Taking the Cake – Septuagenarian Surprise

We all mark our lives by celebrating and recounting our lifetime milestones. Important dates like first birthday, first words, first steps, first day in school, graduation, first job, weddings, etc. are often given this disitinction.

Our best friends surprised my wife (and me too), by helping us celebrate a very special milestone. Last month my wife became a Septuagenarian. While this may not seem very remarkable nowadays, we feel very blessed and grateful!

My wife likes to celebrate the “Month of My Birth” and so we do just that. This year, however, because of our schedules, the month became six weeks.

One way we celebrate birthdays with our best friends is that we take each other out for dinner at a fine restaurant.

Well…little did we know that when we arrived at their house that there was a big surprise in store for us. While anticipating going for dinner, we walked into the house and stepped into the kitchen to a huge crescendo of “SURPRISE”!

M & L arranged for a wonderful surprise party to mark this very special occasion. It was amazing because nobody in our friendship circle let slip the fact that this shindig was in progress. We were happy and thrilled to see all of our friends and to have them celebrate with us. I could go on and on about the wonderful food, wine, snacks, etc., but what I wanted to make certain to share with JRBrish readers is this…

70th birthday amazing quilt cake

It is hard to believe that this birthday cake is completely edible. My wife is an avid quilter and the baker/artist incorporated the love of quilting into this remarkable confection.

It may be hard to see, but notice the threads around the edges of the cake. The “quilt” on the left is a work of art in itself. The decorator even took care to draw designs on the serving board. It seems that no detail was overlooked.

Don't needle the quilter about turning 70!

Our best friends created a slogan especially for this occasion and it appears on the placard in the upper, right-hand corner; Don’t needle the quilter about turning 70! The customized cocktail napkins were also adorned with the slogan! Wow, 70! This was such a creative and fun party!

Thank you M & L for a most memorable evening and celebratory occasion!


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