When we first got married, I was teaching full time and taking six graduate hours each semester, while my husband was finishing his degree. So two years later when my husband took his first job, I was able to stay home and focus my efforts on being a wife and homemaker.
We didn’t have any children yet, so I spent my days planning and fixing all different kinds of delicious (usually) meals. When my husband’s birthday rolled around, I decided I would make him a birthday cake (his first from me.) Neither one of us like cake all that much, so I didn’t want to make a huge cake that would end up being thrown out. I had the bright idea to make a little cute cake that would serve it’s purpose and be gone!
I went the store and bought an Easy Bake Oven Children’s cake mix for $5. I never got to make those when I was little. The package said it made two cakes, so I thought that would be plenty. I already had a cute little pan.
On Jason’s birthday I went to work making a little cake. When it came out of the oven, I realized there was no way it would be enough. It was about the size of half of a cupcake. I made the other cake only…one was chocolate and the other vanilla. They would just have to do! When it came out, I looked at my two little cakes. I now had the equivalent of one whole cupcake. This would never do!
I drove back to the store and bought…another Easy Bake Children’s cake mix package identical to the first one. I went home and, since I only had one pan, baked them one after the other. I prepared the frosting packages that were chocolate and vanilla and stacked the cakes and spread the frosting into a four layer little mess!
My wonderful creation on a small dessert plate!
It was only after I had finished that I realized I had spent $10 on a cake that we would finish in one serving when I could have spent $2 on a regular cake mix…oops!
The cake wasn’t much to look at, but Jason raved that it was really good, maybe the best he had ever tasted…until I told him how much it cost!
Well I’ve come a long way since that poor little excuse for a cake, but I continue to make silly blunders on a regular basis.
Happy Birthday tomorrow to my husband Jason…may there be a million more laughs along the way!
That is funny.
I’m sure Jason is thankful for every day of his life that he’s had you in it. And, I know his sense of humor isn’t the same as yours, but I’m sure he chuckles deep down inside. If not now – then someday 🙂
Well if we did not make silly blunders we would have nothing to blog about! I recently went out with makeup applied to only one half of my face…I die of embarrassment!
Making Our Life Matter says
Too cute! It’s amazing how our husbands can make the smallest things seem like winning the lottery 🙂
Susan Evans says
My daughter loved her easy bake oven. Those cakes are super small, though!
I had never heard this story. So funny. And no wonder you didn’t tell anybody for–how many years? 12?