|Hooray for envelopes!!|
Last Friday, at the school where I work, there was a volunteer appreciation luncheon. One of my co-workers makes cakes and created a BEAUTY with tiers and all. It was white with white icing, and in the middle layer there were thinly sliced fresh strawberries. I visited her twice and then again when there was an announcement that she had cake left over and didn't want to take it home. If we showed up to her room with a plate, we could get another hit of buttercreme. There was no hesitation on my part.
I wanted a cake from this woman for my very own. I HAD to have one. I didn't want to be piggish and order a cake for myself with no specific occasion, so I consulted the internet. I learned that May 16th is: 1.) love a tree day, and 2.) the anniversary of the creation of the envelope. I went promptly to my co-worker and said, "Can you make me cake for Monday?" (it was Friday, 3:15 PM mind you). She said yes! Here were my instructions:
I want a 9" x 13" rectangle white cake, white icing, white icing roses on all 4 corners, sliced fresh strawberries in a middle layer, and I want it to say--Another wonderful year with the envelope--color of text does not matter. This is what I got (note--corner was intact upon delivery):
|Incident with fork.|
This cake is HUGE! It is TWO 9" x 13" cakes stacked with the strawberry layer in between. It must weigh at least 10 pounds.
Sometimes we can enjoy the making of others even more than the making we do ourselves. This is the ultimately perfect example. Viva la envelope!!!!! Now, excuse me while I go put on my stretchy pants.....
P.S. My daughter just got home from school and asked, "How was your day Momma?" I said, "Pretty good. Cake helps." She said, "It sure does."