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Thankful Thursdays #87: a (good) birthday cake-tastrophy

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If you are wondering how a cake-tastrophy could be good, then I’ll tell you.  I told Dennis all I wanted for my birthday (earlier this week) was for him to make me a cake and while he presented me with the ugliest cake I’ve ever laid eyes on, he really put a lot of time and effort into it and all of his heart.  So yes, this was a wonderful cake.  And a wonderful birthday.

The best part, however, was that he actually recorded the process so I could watch it.  I edited the footage down to 5 minutes and pretty much die laughing every time I see this.  I’m thankful to have lived another year, and to have such a wonderful husband to do this for me, and pretty soon you’ll be thanking me for the belly laughs!

Who else thinks I may have a submission for Cake Wrecks? ;)

My notes about the video:

*Did you notice Dennis changes his apron three times? Thankfully he stuck with the least feminine one for most of the video-lol.

*He actually glued a used cake box back together for the scene with Jessie to make it look like she was destroying a new box.  He also threw it to get her to play fetch with it.

*Ugh, he did the creeper face again!  Did you notice it?  While he was at the mixer, he looked back over his shoulder and did the face. Stop with that face!

*”Be well, the thrust of my sword”??? LOL! He meant beware but didn’t notice he misspoke until we watched the video together.

*Yes, he tried to kill our dog by giving her chocolate frosting! Thankfully it wasn’t much and she has managed to eat a lot more than that several times in her life with no ill effects, so she was OK.

*When he looks at the cakes in the oven and says “I thought the cake levellers were supposed to handle that dome thing,” he’s actually referring to the Bake Even Strips around the pans. A cake leveller is something different.  And they did improve the doming–the cakes would have been significantly more domed if he hadn’t used them, but he was under the impression that they would bake completely flat.

*When he’s mixing the white frosting, you will notice that there is a loud clacking sound…that would be the dislodged beaters beating against each other. He made the whole batch of frosting without noticing one had fallen out!  I had to watch like 5 minutes of footage listening to the clanging and cringing. I have yet to check to see if my beaters survived…frankly I’m a little scared.

Oh, and since this is Thankful Thursday, I hope you won’t begrudge me sharing another thanksgiving. Baby is working again! Thanks to the help of a friend and Dennis’ mad mechanic skillz, she’s back to her former glory! :)  You have no idea the feeling of freedom I have now, not having to wait for rides or borrowing cars. I’m thrilled!

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I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Love this and yes, Dennis you do need to pay attention to Veronica’s video’s. Trust me, they are very helpfull and informative. :) ! Happy Birthday and so happy to hear that baby is on the road tearing it up again

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  2. Thanks for the laugh this morning! What a sweety he was to bake you a cake! Happy Birthday Veronica.

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  3. I did notice the creepy face V! So funny! You should definitely submit that video! Thanks for the chuckles this morning!

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  4. Today’s been kind of a drag–thanks for the big ole’ laugh—you and Dennis are a hoot and a half!!!!

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  5. If I would have had more time I would have dressed up in my Ren Fair costume and did a section as “Denawfulis, the baking magi.”

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  6. I loved this the video. it was so sweet of him to do this for you. I CANNOT even imagine my husband doing ANYTHING like this…ever. ( and ya, I thought, oh no, you can’t give dogs chocolate…as I watched it) happy birthday veronica!

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  7. awww, how cute!! ben gets so intense when i ask him to cook/bake anything. well, anything with a recipe. :)

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  8. melissalikestoeat

    Holy crap that’s hilarious!

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  9. That was awesome. He did a good job of splitting the cake in half, that’s what I have trouble with. I would have loved to see him in the Ren Fair costume baking it, that would have been good! :-)

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  10. First of all, Happy Birthday! Great video, and how sweet of your husband to make you a cake! As funny as it looks in the end, the layers look great in the cake after you took a slice out of it. Thanks for the laugh!

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  11. ha! that was so funny, and you are lucky to have such a fun husband :) happy birthday!!

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  12. Happy, happy birthday! This cracks me up!!! What a sweet hubby!

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  13. What a sweet thing he did for your birthday, not to mention hilarious, I love the dog running off with the cake box. Did he have to work on that part very long?:) Hope you had a wonderful birthday, I’m sure this will be one to be remembered!

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  14. Aww Dennis is such a sweetie!!

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  15. happy birthday Veronica!
    been away from fb and blogging for a month so I missed your bday. what a cute video! you have to admit he has been brave to make a layered cake for the queen of cakes. it did look like a big mac in the end :) but he must have had so much fun! xox

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  16. Love this video:) Really funny and so nice of your husband to make a cake for your B-day♥¸.•*´¯*♥

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  17. This is such a great video!!! So cute he made a cake for you…. and it looks totally perfect :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. First of all, Happy Belated Birthday! Second, that was hilariously awesome! You are right, I’m thanking you for the belly laughs. My favorite part was the dog licking the spatula. What a creative, thoughtful, funny husband you have. Perfect for Thankful Thursdays. I’m so sending this video to my friends so they can laugh too.

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    • Thank you! And I’m so glad you liked it! :) This kinda went viral among my facebook friends b/c they couldn’t resist sharing either…but I’m not sure it is as funny if you don’t know us. haha

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