My Girl is 16. She had a party on July 18th. She wanted a lemon cake with lemon icing, and so it was just simple. But there were 16 candles (no Molly Ringwald) and a bunch of friends–lots of giggling and games (Hide and Go Text).I can’t remember why she was so tickled, but I’m glad I caught it.
Her REAL birthday was the 27th, which was the day the youth group left for church camp. I REALLY wanted her to have a surprise, SO I bought a cake from HEB (This caused a pause at the HEB bakery. I assured them several times I did NOT want it crumb coated OR iced plain–I wanted it NAKED.) Then I took it to church, made cream cheese frosting, gussied it up and VOILA. A surprise.
This is the look you get from your 16 year old daughter when you come out of the church kitchen singing happy birthday and carrying a great, big cake. And if she was a little embarrassed, everyone else was THRILLED that there was cake to be had. I can HIGHLY recommend an HEB white cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. YUM.