my mom had a very special birthday last week.  in honor of which, i baked this cake.  a (gluten free!) carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, to be exact. (i actually baked three of them, but let’s not get into that now).  it was delicious and my mom loved it.

i totally lucked out getting the mom i got.  she’s completely amazing, but doesn’t even seem to realize it.  she’s one of the kindest, most generous and thoughtful people i know.  she was and still a fabulous mother and now that i’m an adult she’s a best friend.  she the one that always knows just the right thing to say when i’m at my lowest…or my highest, for that matter.  she is, however, a rather dangerous shopping partner as she can help me rationalize buying just about anything.

there’s nothing that i’ll ever be able to do to repay my mom for all that she’s done for me.  or even all of the delicious birthday cakes she’s baked for me over the years.  but hopefully, in some small way, this cake showed her how much i love and appreciate her.

happy birthday, momma!  love you.

week 13.

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