this is a little late, but i'd like to give a shout out to my pops. it was his birthday last weekend- big 4-7. i have to say, my life is what it is because of my dad. he is the hardest working person i know-- and the smartest person i know-- and the most generous person i know. i love you, pops! happy birthday.
he really didn't want to blow out the candles because he claimed "there's no way NOT to spit on the cake..."
p.s. i have to tell a little story about this cake. so, my dad's favorite cake is this amazing carrot cake that my mom makes. my mom always wants to add all this fancy shmancy stuff to the recipe...but my dad always notices and is never too happy about it. so my mom decided she'd leave the cake plain jane, his favorite. well, while the boys were golfing, she finished the cake and began making the frosting. she decided to color it with yellow food coloring, thinking it would be quite festive. well, the frosting turned this putrid yellow color (sure to be found in a 1970's living room) and she freaked. we tried fixing it...but our best option was to turn the frosting green... an interesting combo with an orange cake. it truly looked like a giant carrot.
the first thing my dad said when he walked in the house from golfing was, "what the heck happened to the frosting? it's green." we all laughed. i don't think he realized asking for a carrot cake would get him a cake that actually resembled a carrot.