Made with Love :: Chocolate Cake, Strawberries & Thirty-Seven Candles!

by | Jan 22, 2015 | Cake Decorating, Happy Birthday, St. Valentine's Day | 10 comments

I didn’t think the kids were going to have time (after an afternoon spent ice skating!) which is why I made the Mud Pie, but the girls were putting the final touches on a birthday cake when Sean and I arrived home from our dinner date on my birthday last Friday night! They have decorated my birthday cakes the past couple years and apparently it is now “our tradition!”

We already had a couple chocolate cakes in the freezer (extras I had baked last month when I made from Bud’s Farmer Boy Barnyard Birthday Cake, just in case the carrot cake didn’t turn out) but I hadn’t purchased or prepared any supplies for decorating. The girls frosted the cake and creatively decorated it with some strawberry halves along with the leftover chocolate topping and chopped almonds from the Mud Pie. It was such a delicious combination!

They were able to round up 37 random candles, leftover from all the birthdays this past year, and managed to fit them all on the cake… Even Bud helped!  

Mmmmmmm… I think they might need to make another one next month for St. Valentine’s Day! 


  1. Laura G.

    Happy Birthday, Jessica. Hope it was one to remember.

    2015-01-22 03:35:42

  2. Erin

    Happy Birthday!{{{}}}xxx It's so precious when our children start adapting our family traditions and 'taking over' I love it!

    2015-01-22 04:08:18

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Laura! It's been almost a week and my muscles definitely still remember! 😉 It was my first time on ice skates in 7 years (and Rose's first time ever!) and I'm still sore! It was so much fun! 🙂

    2015-01-22 07:13:41

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Erin! I love it too! ♥

    2015-01-22 07:14:21

  5. Sunny-Gem

    Happy Birthday 🙂

    2015-01-22 10:24:24

  6. kimberlee

    A belated Happy Birthday, dear Jessica! Don't you love it when the kids take matters into their own hands and follow 'tradition.' You are so blessed!

    2015-01-22 14:00:16

  7. Mom2Seven

    Happy birthday to one of the sweetest women in the blog-o-sphere! <3 Annita

    2015-01-22 17:29:50

  8. Guest

    Happy birthday!!!

    2015-01-23 01:24:14

  9. Janette

    Happy Birthday! I'll be 37 on the 30th 🙂

    2015-01-23 19:04:01

  10. Jessica Gordon

    Happy birthday to you too, Janette!

    2015-01-30 08:31:30


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