cakes and flowers

Manfriend’s birthday was over the weekend.   He requested a chocolate raspberry cake.  At first I thought that would be insanely involved and difficult, but really it was chocolate cake + chocolate frosting + raspberry extract in some of the cake and some of the frosting + fresh raspberries =

Chocolate Raspberry Awesomness.    Yea this wasn’t vegan either.  I had a giant vegan fail this weekend.  Epic.

So that love holiday is all up in our faces tomorrow.   Funny thing, manfriend’s birthday kinda sorta coincides with our
anniversary-ish so we’re 12 years deep into this romance.  We still celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Kind of.  The first few years he was johnny on the spot with the most beautiful flowers, roses that would bring a tear to your eye.   Then something interesting started happening.   I started getting flowers on the 13th.   At first I chalked it up to a busy guy who couldn’t get his dates straight.   Nope.  When I asked him about the early floral delivery he was dead-honest:


“It’s cheaper the day before, even cheaper on the 15th”

Romance isn’t dead, it’s just a little early (or late.)



  1. You could’ve made the cake vegan! I have a great recipe for frosting too. I can’t remember the last time I got flowers on Valentine’s Day, definitely pre babies.

  2. It is interesting to underline how food is represented in different ways in different countries…

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