Yesterday my daughter turned 11. It seems like just yesterday I was just cuddling her as a baby.
I usually give the kids the day off from school for their birthdays or we take a field trip. They really wanted a day off so that is what we did. The weather was so nice that they spent a lot of time outside playing with their water guns and drenching each other.Usually it is still chilly enough she has to choose an indoor activity.
Each year I try to make a decorated cake which somehow reflects their interests or is one they pick out from my cake decorating books. Daughter has been taking piano lessons for several years and really enjoys it. Several years ago I had made her a piano cake and didn't want to duplicate it this year, but she was thinking something music. In one of my books she found a loaf cake with candles shaped like music notes and wanted that one. However, we weren't able to find the candles so I designed a cake myself. Here is the result.
I used a pan which is shaped like a book and then simply frosted the cake and decorated it with the musical score of Happy Birthday.She liked it, so that makes me happy.