Thursday, October 4, 2007

Is that the great fire of London?????.......

No, it is just the candles on the birthday cake that LOOK like a city burning down!! The glare is just blinding!!!! Yes, today I turn another year older, but what can one do it comes to all of us ...kind of like clockwork.... :)

Yesterday was my boss' birthday (he is 3 years older) and next week is the accountants (she is at least a decade younger than both of us) so there are a lot of birthdays around this time of year. If you think about it..... 9 months ago was around St Valentines day so I like to think at least we all started out in the season of love and romance!!!

Here at work we usually celebrate birthdays with a cake and I was not disappointed. Here is a snap of the "cakes" that were presented....


To get a idea of the size these are both about 15 x 7 x 7. They are made up of layers of yellow sponge with each layer slathered in a lemon curd and toffee. Each layer was sprinkled before the curd was spread on with a lemon liquor, probably limoncello which is a liquor from southern Italy which is really, REALLY good. The first time I had some was on the island of Capri then again in Soerento at a great little restaurant over looking the Bay of Naples....I want to go back to Italy........boy have I gotten of the topic!! Limoncello is very tangy and very lemony.
Here is snap of the cake after it was cut.....


The entire cake is covered in meringue.
What was I thinking with this crazy batman angle picture?

Last night I did do some stitching. I finished the Christmas presents and will be taking them to the framers this afternoon. I also got a fabulous gift certificate from Rico to Needle in a Haystack so will be walking across the street to spend some of that after the framers.
I also worked on the Beatrix Potter piece and here is snap of where it stands now.



Rico also got me a new coffee mug.....I have quite a collection now. Don brought me one from New York and I still have my old one from Pete's Coffee. Here is a snap of the new one....



Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Take care,
edgar

10 comments:

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthdayyyy, dear Edgar! Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!! And I sing like an angel if I say so for myself!
Donna

Mindi said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks delicious.

BeckySC said...

Happy Birthday Edgar :) I hope you enjoy your special day :)

Ja'niece said...

Happy Birthday!!!
If you're worried about burning down the house next year, do as I do don't have 'em. I quit when I hit 40 with the knowledge that...

no birthdays = forever young

Well, anyway it works for me {wink}

Jan

Lizzy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Edgar!!! Wishing you a lovely day with lots of goodies, stitchy surprises and wonderful memories!!! :-)

Oh, my what a delicious looking cake! :-) And do I spy a Nightmare Before Christmas Coffee Mug... Cool!!! :-)

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle... You will hear my sleigh bells ring... I am Ole Kris Kringle... I'm the King of Jingling... Ooops! Wait a minute, I'm supposed to be singing Happy Birthday... :-)

Lizzy said...

It's me back again... No, I am not going to sing anymore... lol

With all my jingling I forgot to mention we want to see piccys of all the stash you buy at Needle in a Haystack... what a Wonderful birthday gift from Rico!!! :-)

Oh, and I also forgot to say... I like your cool Batman angle piccys of the cake... Pow! Bang! Ouch!

Yes, I've definitely had too much chocolate and coffee tonight!

I'm out of here... Tootles and Happy Birthday! :-)

Cheryl said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Edgar!! I hope you had a lovely day

Sherry said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day and got lots of great goodies! BP is looking lovely!

Margie said...

Nice progress on BP - I really need to get started on mine... :-)

Von said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Edgar!! I'm still full from my dinner, but that cake is gorgeous! I'd definitely be asking for a large slice! :D