Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy 61st Birthday, Daddy!

*Yes, I am 27 years old and still call him "Daddy."  :)

My dad is a boring cake eater.  Of all the possible cake types and flavors to choose from, he goes and selects "White. Not too sweet" (his exact words, honest!).  *Sigh*  So I set out to recreate one of his favorite grocery store cakes:  white layers, lemon filling, and whipped icing.  I used a white cake mix, store-bought lemon curd and whipped icing mix (Wilton® brand--you only need half the box) to assemble this three layered beauty. Not quite from scratch but still made with love, he heartily approved of the final product.  In fact, my mom has requested I make another one of these to send home with my aunts for Christmas, proving once again that you don't have to make everything from scratch or be a perfect "Martha" in order to put something tasty on the dessert table or make your family happy!


  1. It's my dad's birthday today too. I made him some baked manju, green tea mochi, blueberry mochi cake and sushi. He's 91! His birthday cake was bought at a bakery - sponge cake with fruit and a whipped cream topping. It was very light and delicious. Hope your dad had a great birthday Dorothy. TNA

    P.S. I love your blog. Keep up the great work.

  2. That is a lovely cake! The three layers are just gorgeous.

  3. Awww...Well, my Dad also turned 61 this year, except for I'm 34 and I still call him Daddy. We girls love our fathers, don't we? This sounds like a fantastic cake. I really love the lemon filling :D

  4. Awww happy birthday to you dad :) The cake looks great too!!!