It took me awhile to get my hands on these, but here they are, with her permission. I didn’t make the cake above, by the way. These people did. She has had this sort of ice cream cake for most birthdays, and some traditions just can’t be broken, no matter how many birthdays she has. Those in North America probably know all about the DQ cakes, but for the benefit of the rest of you, the bottom layer is chocolate ice cream, then there’s a thinnish layer of crumbled chocolate cookies mixed with fudge sauce, topped with a layer of vanilla ice cream. Then the embellishments on the outside, of course. Scrummy!
The requisite candid shot above. 🙂 Apparently it’s a movie reference, that went completely over my head, as per usual. But personally, I think that it was just a case of waste not, want not. DQ doesn’t overdo the icing, which suits me just fine, but the icing lover in the house can’t let a smear of it go to waste.
**Note the background proof that I live in an old house. Numerous people have told us to get rid of the antique heating grates and install modern ones in the floor. Hell no! Same with the old woodwork and such. Sure, it’s a bit nicked and dinged after 93 years, but it’s part of the character of the house and it stays until it crumbles. So there! A fresh coat of paint now and then hides most of the wear and tear.
Oh, and since this was a birthday shot, I just noticed that something is missing. That’s the archway leading in and out of the living room behind her, and normally it’s the home of cards that arrive for special occasions. Don’t know where they were at this point in the day, but they did get up there eventually.
Edit by Stephanie: Dammit. I TOLD you the reference when you took the damn photo.
Edit by Mom: So you did, but it’s not like it meant anything to me, right? Did I watch Firefly?! No! Hence the lack of penetration into the grey matter. Oh, and a little respect, please, child. 😉