Monday, January 30, 2012

My favourite day!

Today is my favourite day of the year, the day I get another year older! On Saturday, we had a dinner party at our place to celebrate my and Gordon's birthdays. My friend Ronna made me the most wonderful cake I have EVER seen! And it was delicious, too... chocolate cake with chocolate chunks and ganache.


It's me and Gordon snuggled up with all our pets! Yep, two dogs, four cats (including kitten with tail-tip snapped off!), a gecko, ducks, ducklings, chickens, honeybees and two mice. It was a chocolate cake and all the decoration was done with fondant.


We were beyond thrilled! What an amazing cake.



I am lucky to have such a great, talented friend.



Gordon looks almost as happy about his cake as he did about his kitten!



Isn't it fabulous? For more pics and details, visit Ronna's blog!

And to see more of Ronna's artistic cakes, visit her Facebook page. Please "like" it so we can get her up to 400 likes!

This morning, Gordon brought me toast cut into the shape of a crown (pictures later.) Then I got apple pancakes and bacon, earrings, a new purse, jelly beans and an i-Phone, which means I can finally retire my eight-year-old monochrome cell phone!

We are going snowshoeing today, then Thai food for dinner! Eases the pain of edging ever-closer to the half-century mark. :)







50 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Natalie! It sounds like you have a great day planned...your cake is FABULOUS!!
    Tomorrow I turn 49...I'm actually excited!

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    1. Thank you and I hope you had a good birthday too!

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  2. Hey, whaddya know, the first post I ever post on my blog entirely dedicated to you is one day before your birthday. Is I good or is I good?

    Hippo birdie two ewes, Knattie!

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    1. Thank you Chef Nick! Great timing.

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  3. That . . . is . . . one . . . HELL . . . of . . . a . . . CAKE!

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    1. I bowed down before it!

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  4. That cake is amazing! With you, Gordon, and all the animals, it's a picture of your wonderful home.

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    1. It's too bad we had to eat it...

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  5. Did you actually cut it? It is amazing. Happy birthday,Knatty (and Gordon, too). Love Enbe

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    1. Yes, and it pained me! :)

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  6. You are one lucky lady! That cake is out of this world fabulous!!Happy happy birthday!!
    Jane x

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    1. Thanks! I've never befoe had such a magnificent cake.

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! That is an amazing cake :0)
    I have an iPhone and I love it, so much fun.

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    1. Johanna, I am loving the iPhone. Thanks for the bd greetings.

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day - your cake was truly wonderful! Knatolee's World on a cake.

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    1. Thank you ! I thought the attention to detail was amazing in the cake.

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  9. Happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    bread and butt-er
    in the gutt-er
    happy birthday to you!

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    1. Hey, now that's a version I hadn't heard before! Thank you!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Nat
    from herman, dutch, susie and willie

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    1. Thanks Willie! Hugs and kisses to you all.

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  11. Happy birthday, Natalie! I hope you have the most wonderful b-day yet, and a great year to follow.

    I don't know how you could eat such an amazing cake, though. I would be tempted to seal it and put it in a display case. :)

    Cheers to you and your brood!

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  12. Happy Birthday Natalie!!! That cake is the coolest cake I've ever seen. Wow, nice job Ronna! I'm heading off to FB to like it.

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    1. Thanks for liking her page. I want her to get to 400 likes!

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  13. Have fun! Not to worry. The best is yet to come!

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    1. Claude, my goal is to be as awesome as you when I'm a senior. And I will have a cane as a weapon. ;)

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  14. The cake is awesome! Happy birthday to both of you!

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  15. Happy birthday Natalie! You look like you can really have fun! Keep it that way. When you are old you will still have fun. I know because I an 72!!!

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    1. I want to be like you when I grow up, Red! :)

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  16. Happy birthday! I get the same look as Gordon when I get kittens and cake. Life doesn't get much better than that!

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    1. Kittens, cake... what more could you ask for? :)

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  17. Happiest of Birthday Natalie! Rona's cake is absolutely fabulous and so very suited to you and Gordon and your wonderful life on the farm.

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  18. "Happy Birthday pretty lady." I am speechless, completely at a loss for words about Ronna's cake. The lady is the bomb. Did you actually cut into that? I don't think I could have. Hope you had a wonderful day and enjoy your dinner out. Hugs to you, Deb

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    1. Thank you Deb. It killed me cutting into the cake but it was so delicious, it was worth it!

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  19. Happy Birthday Natalie. How appropriate that you got a veritable Noah's Ark of a cake (although the Ark was a bed). And don't worry about getting older - "the best is yet to be." Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Evlyn! I am encouraged. :)

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  20. Bonjour Knatolie! Joyeuse anniversaire!

    "Count your life by smiles, not tears.
    Count your age by friends, not years."

    Your friend Ronna is awesome! I love fondant, and it's a real skill to cook with it.

    xxoo

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    1. I loved that Brian, thanks!

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  21. PS: I just visited Ronna's site:

    http://ronnas.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedtime-at-natalie-and-gordons.html

    and beheld the cross-section of delicious birthday cake: sumptuous layers of dark-chocolate and frosting! It makes me want to slice open our own mattress!

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    1. It was so damn delicious. But I discovered that fondant Gordon was not anatomically correct!

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  22. Happy Birthday! That is the best cake I have ever seen! Go Ronna!!!
    !!!

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    1. Thank you! Btw, everyone LOVES the chicken purse you made!

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  23. Happy Birthday Natalie!

    Your cake is absolutely fantastic, I can't believe Ronna managed to get everything in!

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    1. Talk about a labour of love! Thanks, LBM.

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  24. Happy Birthday! And oh my God! What a wonderful cake!

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    1. Thank you! I just loved it.

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