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Birthday Wrap-up

Here is a birthday card I whipped up for Steph. Mia liked it because it was “all silk.”


Stephanie loves coconut and chocolate. I found this recipe for a very decadent Deep Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake. First, you make a roll of coconut mixed with sweetened condensed milk and an egg white and put it in the fridge to chill.


The batter has two types of chocolate.


After the batter is in the bundt pan, the coconut roll is made in to a circle and placed in the batter and buried.



After it bakes and is cooled, a chocolate glaze is poured over.


This is what it looks like when you cut it — a tunnel of coconut – yum!


And this is what my grandchildren looked like at the end of spring break. I think their Mom is ready to have them back in school!


This afternoon, I was not feeling well, so I sprawled on the sofa and watched Marie Antoinette – what a visual feast! I also took a couple of Aleve and I feel better. I think I have one of those achy viruses. Hope you are having a great week-end.

6 Responses to “Birthday Wrap-up”

  1. Judy says:

    Oh YUMMMMM on the cake! I can’t wait to try it!!
    Hope you’re feeling better. Alleve is like some kind of magic…hope it did the trick for you!
    My pollen allergies continue…I can almost read the number by how many times I sneeze!!
    Thanks for the input on the fan…we are headed back home this morning and I intend to get back at it! GRRRRR

  2. Diane says:

    Wow–that cake looks heavenly! Hope Stephanie had a great birthday and that you enjoyed being able to celebrate it with her! Hope you’re feeling better today!

  3. dee says:

    I will trade you my Japanese fabric for that cake…you can see where my real interest lies. Hope you’re feeling much better fast!

  4. Manda says:

    just wanted to say that I think your daughters and grandchildren are so lucky to have you in their lives. you are definitely a blessing 🙂

  5. Reva says:

    Mounds and Almond Joy are my favorite candy bars. I must make this cake, I fear.

    Gerrie, I hope you feel better soon!

  6. Kristin L says:

    Were the kids bouncing off the walls because of Spring Break or because of all the chocolate?! That cake looks seriously decadent — yummmmmmmmm! We’re just starting our spring break here: two weeks off for the big kids, one week off (starting Thursday) for the Kindergartners. Ughh, I feel Stephanie’s pain.