Sometimes it is hard for a grandmother to know what to give her
grandchildren so this year I decided to try something new with
two of my grandchildren who have birthdays on the same day -
money cakes - one for a girl and one for a boy.
I made six inch cakes using three layers in graduating colors and
then frosted them in the appropriate colors.
Before frosting them I covered their money in foil and stuck
the little packages in the cakes.
My youngest daughter has a birthday the day before these two. Two
years in a row we had someone expecting a baby on her birthday
and both times she said she didn't want anyone born on her birthday
(her birthday is a big deal to her!) Both babies respected her
request and were born the day after, the little boy born to my
oldest daughter and the little girl born the next year to my oldest
We still laugh at that.
You should have seen how excited they were when they walked in
and saw the two cakes. They immediately figured out that they
each got their own.
After the candles were lit and the birthday songs sung,
each was so excited to find the surprises grandma
had told them that were hidden in their cakes.
I had envisioned it that they would just make a mess and
tear the cakes
apart with their hands but grandpa and mom cut the cakes into
slices as they searched for the surprises.
She came dressed in her new Merida dress from the Disney movie
Brave. She is licking the cake and frosting off the foil before
she opens it.
They were pretty excited with their money cakes. The little 7 year
old granddaughter was wondering if she could have a money
cake for her birthday. Maybe grandma has started a
Happy birthdays to wonderful grandchildren.