Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy days

Every October, our Thanksgiving dinner is hybridized with two birthday celebrations, my dad's and mine. Then last year, my niece Hayley had the foresight to enter the world on my birthday, making Thanksgiving a quadruple occasion, condensing one holiday and three birthdays into one single event. Turkey was rarely, if ever, on the menu; instead, good old fashioned Chinese food is typical fare.

Me as Ox, Dad as Monkey, Hayley as Rat
This year, I threw together some leftovers into a birthday cake and decided that the best way to differentiate between the three celebrants was not by name, but rather by Chinese Zodiac animal. Luckily, Hayley, my dad, and I are different animals; Hayley is the Rat, my dad is the Monkey, and I am the Ox. Yes, I took a little creative license with the Ox and made it resemble a Holstein dairy cow but isn't it much cuter than a plain old ox? Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthdays!

8 comments:

gourmet traveller said...

what a great idea (the zodiac thing) and the results are just darling!

rlbates said...

Wonderful! Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving!

SimplePleasures said...

these are soooo CUTE!!! amazing!

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving too!

CP13 said...

Those are so cute!

I love your blog. As a fellow career changer (engineering to pastry) I share lots of your thoughts on the industry.

Quick question- are the animals sugar paste or fondant?

Charmaine said...

CP13: I'm always happy to hear about fellow career changers like me! The animals are fondant (I had leftover from the wedding).

Fahrenheit 350° said...

That is a darling idea! My niece was born just a few hours after my birthday expired - but we share the same name!

Kyökkipiika Kati said...

So cute!!!!

peasepudding said...

They are the cutest fondant animals I have seen! Great way to celebrate all those birthdays.