Friday, March 19, 2010
My little girl is having a birthday next week. She is going to be 19. No, not 19 months but 19 years old. I am having trouble believing all this time has passed. Here she is in college, forging her way in life and I still think of her as my baby.
I have always baked her a cake on her birthday. This is the first time ever she has been away from home. What to do, what to do. Well, send her a cake, that's what!
How does one do that? Well, this is what I came up with. I baked a cake in a disposable aluminum pan. Then I realized that it would be impossible to frost and send and have it get there looking like a birthday cake so.....I decided to pack it up and send it with the frosting and the decoration.
How does one pack a cake? LOL....well....I didn't want anything to come in contact with the cake that wasn't edible. I'm kind of a germ-a-phobe. So, I packed it in marshmallows. I piled them high, then wrapped it all in plastic wrap and then put a lid on it. I then put the frosting, two spatulas, candles with a "1" and a"9" and a birthday card from mom. Then, I sent the entire package to her roommate! I am hoping that her girlfriends will frost and decorate the cake and surprise her on her birthday!! Oh well, we can hope!! Yes, I sent instructions too!
I miss her. I miss the young lady she has become and I miss that adorable little girl I used to have tea parties with and play barbie. One I will get back, one will be a wonderful memory.
There really is nothing like a little girl.