Monday, November 10, 2008

Mark's Birthday

Mark turned 42 today. I was feeling bad because he got his birthday present (a tool) about a month ago to help with a job he was working on.
I knew I had to make his favorite cake to make his day special.

It's called Angel Food Waldorf:

Bake 1 white angel food cake as directed. Place cake upside down. Slice off entire top of cake about 1 inch down from outer edge and 1 inch from edge of hole- leaving "walls" on each side. With a spoon remove cake within cuts- being careful to leave a base of cake 1 inch thick.
In chilled bowl- beat 3 cups whipping cream, 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 3/4 c. cocoa and 1/4 tsp. salt until stiff.
Spoon into cake cavity. Press mixture firmly into cavity to avoid holes in cut slices. Replace top of cake and press gently. Frost cake with remaining whipped cream mixture.
Chill 4 hours or until set.

Here are some pictures from our Birthday celebration.

Halle showing Mark the card she made him:

The blanket the kids gave him:

He loves dark chocolate so the kids said we had to get him this candy bar:

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Jodi said...

What a nice birthday for him! Did you take a picture of the cake? It sounds yummy!

Diane said...

Hope he had a good day! I would like to see a picture of the cake too - some of us are more visual people and need to see what you're talking about. Sounds really good though!!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Mark! He looks like he enjoyed his evening - after conferences that is!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I would have loved to see a picture of that yummy cake too! Looks like he had a great day with his family!

Terri said...

Where's a picture of the cake? That sounds so good! Hoping you had a great day Mark.

Nate and Brenda said...

Sounds like Mark had a nice day!

I would love to see a picture of the cake too.

Cherdecor said...

Happy birthday to Mark! Enjoy that delicious cake!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to Mark..42 HUH?? Thats young!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Mark!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Mark!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Mark!!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad you spoiled him. I was afraid you would be laid up with your back and he would have to be put on the back burner.