Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Always

It took me almost half a day to make this cake. I thought I'd be spending my birthday alone so I figured I might as well take some time and make a cake. Then the idea for a three layer birthday cake came to me. I thought the cake needed lots of colorful frosting on each layer too.

I made the cake in three separate sections. This is one cake which will be 'baked' after it's frosted. You didn't think it was edible did you? If you did I am flattered, but it's a ceramic cake. This ceramic cake is 14 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide.

I'm so glad I thought to make a ceramic cake; I'd like to make more because I think a ceramic cake is the perfect birthday present for anyone at any age. Making this cake is special to me because it marks my 60th birday. When it came time to put the lettering on the bottom section I wanted the cake to have appeal to anyone in any year, so I wrote, Happy Birthday Always.

Last night Gary called from Tallahassee so he will be home today to help me celebrate. He said he has some stories to tell about his trip, so stay tuned for some of those.

I dedicate this cake to all those who might be spending a birthday alone any day of the year, Happy Birthday Always.


  1. happy happy birthday Linda! I am amazed by how many of us (potters)have our birthdays in May-June (Gemini) I had birthday on May 23rd. Kitty had hers too, and so many others, does it says something about us? many many wishes, keep your wonderful spirit and beautiful work!

  2. Happy, happy Birthday, Linda! And many happy returns! What a beautiful cake and what a beautiful way to welcome in the 60th. An Always Cake for an Always Super Gal. And I've got that 60th tee, just a number...potter on! Birthday XOXOXO to you!

  3. Happy Birthday to you. An always birthday cake seems like a wonderful gift to yourself and others. Enjoy.

  4. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Linda
    Happy Birthday to you!

    I'm singing!

    What a lovely colorful cake!!

    I'll post about ceramics soon.
    ( for your birthday )

  5. Bloggers are never alone!!! Many Happy Birthdays to you!
    As I was reading I thought your cake looked too nice to eat. I was right!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cake!
    Happy Birthday Girl!
    I can't wait for stories of the trip.

  7. Happy Birthday Linda! Such a fun and yummy looking Birthday cake.

  8. Happy Birthday!!!
    That cake is absolutely wonderful & "yes" I thought it was real and thought to! Then to find out that it's ceramic...Double Wow!!!

  9. Happy Birthday Linda! That's a great ceramic cake, and I like the sentiment of an "always" cake too. I've been alone on many of my birthdays, and wedding anniversaries too...that's why around here, we celebrate for the entire birthday week, instead of just the day. Hubby's b-day was on the 3rd....was that your anniversary day?

  10. Hey just checking in on the blogging world, hope I'm not too late to wish you a happy birthday! What a great way to spend your birthday, perfect idea! Have fun with Gary for your day!

  11. Happy birthday, Linda...welcome to to the sixth decade of your life..:)..what a fabulous cake, and yes, it thought it was 'real' terrific to do this to celebrate your are creatively clever!..;)..continue to celebrate...

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the cake and the sentiment. Hope your day was awesome!

  13. Hi Varda, thanks, and happy birthday to you. And I just saw Kitty had a birthday too, yes it seems a lot of creative people are Gemini.

    Hi Kittie, thanks, I didn't realize there were so many the same age as me, I don't feel so old now.

    Hi Lori, thanks, I hope to make more, already thinking of a smaller version with a blue background and other types of decor.

    Hi Sapphire, thanks so much, I can't wait to read your post.

    Hi Dan, thanks, you are so right bloggers are never alone. I am so glad some were fooled into thinking this is a real cake. It might look nice sitting on a silver platter in the middle of a table after it is fired.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, glad you love the cake; I kind of love it too. It doesn't look ceramic which is kind of neat. I need to find Gary's download tool to get his photos on the computer then some stories.

    Hi Cindy, thanks, it does look yummy, Gary thought it was a real looking cake too.

    Hi MauriceBaumer, thanks.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, I can't even imagine making a real cake like this, but then again, probably not much more complicated than making a ceramic one.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I guess now I can celebrate always, te he, our anniversary was on the second and when we first got married I told Gary I wanted separate gifts for our anniversary and my birthday, that kind of went by the wayside after a few years by mutual agreement.

    Hi Tracey, thanks, never too late since it's happy birthday always.

    Hi Trish, thanks, glad you like the cake, I hope to continue with all the c's.

    Hi Patricia, thanks, glad you like the cake, I have high hopes for this cake; I hope it makes it through the firing stages.

  14. Am just catching up on reading blogs. So, happy belated birthday! What will you think of next? You're one of the most creative people I know. Glad Gary got home safely and in time for your birth day. Peace!

  15. Hi Amy, thanks so much. I just let me imagination run wild sometimes, I think the clay has a way of doing that to us. I have so many other ideas, I just haven't had a chance to make them yet. I often think the same thing, what will I think of next.


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