Birthday cakes and creativity

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What sort of cake does one bake for a friend whose name is “Spider”? But of course, a spider birthday cake!

When Tina suggested she’d order a cake made to order, I offered to do it myself, as I was feeling quite creative. I’d just baked several sweet potato pies, an overstuffed apple pie, and a banana cake very recently, so I thought it would be just the fun thing to do, and it was too! I baked the cake after work on Friday evening, and decorated it after work on Saturday, just in time for Spider’s party at Tina’s home last night. The cake was about 3/4 gone in less than 10 minutes, so I guess it was good to eat, too. It was a chocolate cake with cherry filling (ala black forest), chocolate frosting, chocolate and red sugar sprinkles, chenille legs and fangs, and googly eyes.

I am seriously considering starting up a business I’d thought of a long time ago, selling my culinary concoctions a.k.a. food.

Spider's spider birthday cake, served on Mar. 28, 2009

Spider's spider birthday cake, served on Mar. 28, 2009