Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer Birthday Celebration


"Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives." -Maurice Chevalier

It's my Mother-in-law's birthday, and every year I make her favorite, my cheesecake with fresh berries and lemon sauce. This is the best cheesecake recipe in the world, especially combined with my sweet & tart lemon sauce. It's the birthday gift I am most asked to bring for friends and family.
We are giving her a colorful leather wallet (she's a colorful individual), wrapped with a fancy-shmancy rosette I made by folding strips of wrapping paper into little fans and then taping the pieces together. Cute and simple! 

5 comments:

  1. CUTE wrapping idea, COuntry Girl! I am forever trying to make presents look creatively wrapped. Did you just tape down the pinwheel to the gift box?

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  2. Yep! Exactly. It was so simple, took about five minutes, and really made the gift look more special. Next time I'll use alternating wrapping paper designs.

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  3. That cake looks heavenly so beautifully done!

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  4. Would be a nice design for 4th of July, right? but with a blueberry star instead of a red currant heart, and red currants in stripes.

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  5. Wah wah...that's an incredible July 4th cake, besides birthday...Kiki looks soooo cute...I miss you guys so much!

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