Sunday, May 20, 2007


Yesterday I was at Lady Epiphany's for Lindsay's first birthday party. There was quite a crowd. We ate and drank and Alec grilled an enormous amount of meat. Good times. I brought the dessert. I made a cake and also some cupcakes since they were expecting 30 people. I did not want anyone to go without but in the end not everyone had dessert. (There were some odd people at this party.) Having a reputation to uphold, I did my best to make a good cake and I think it turned out well. It was a sponge cake with banana pudding filling and chocolate frosting. The cupcakes were also filled with pudding. I've never tried this before but I believe they were a success. Lars seemed particularly taken with the pudding. He ate the top off his cupcake and licked out all the pudding leaving a sad empty cupcake behind.

After all the crazy people (read relatives) were gone the rest of us sat around, did a little picking at food, and had a small betting pool on the Preakness. We did not manage to pick the winner. This may have been due to our post-prandial stupor obstructing our mental processes. (The lesson here is always go to the OTB with a clear head and an empty stomach.) We have left our bets in place and will roll them over into the Belmont.

All in all a good day, despite the slight drizzle and the aforementioned relatives. Lindsay crawled away with some nice new clothes and a soft book that has a fluffy chick on the cover. Hamburger buns, banana pudding, fluffy chicks and lots and lots of love. What more could you want for your first birthday?


karen said...

Lars managed to sneak a cupcake home with him! I found a similar denuded, empty cupcake on the kitchen table the morning.

Ross also brought one home but he scarfed the whole thing in the driveway, after having held it in the car for SEVENTEEN WHOLE MINUTES.

Mimi Lenox said...

The cupcakes were awesome. I wish I'd thought to sneak one in my pencil skirt.
Oops...I wasn't wearing one.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

I want to reach into my monitor and get that cupcake out and eat it for breakfast. Does that make me a bad person? I don't think so.

Epiphany Alone said...

Both the cake and cupcakes were delicious. Thanks so much for the great treats, Sybil...and also for tolerating a whole lot of crazy.

Lisa, there are 2 cupcakes left that I plan to give the girls after dinner since today is Lindsay's actual birthday. I nearly ate them myself this morning ;)

The Plaid Sheep said...

Karen:I am not surprised though 17 minutes is a very long time.

Lisa: Quite the opposite, it makes you a good person or at least a person with good taste.

Epiphany: You are very welcome. I got to go home with meat.

Mimi: Thank you. I don't think a pencil skirt is the right apparel for cupcake sneaking anyway.