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Happy Birthday, Dad

17 February 2012

Today is my dad's birthday.  Happy Birthday, Dad!  I remember him talking about his favorite cake as a child.  It was from Sander's in Detroit, Michigan.  It was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and white butter cream.  When I was doing my student teaching in Bay City, Michigan the local Kroger's carried Sander's cakes.  I remember taking one home to him for his birthday.  I will never be able to re-create a Sander's cake, but our local German bakery comes close.  The cake above is a chocolate cake with a custard filling from Continental Pastries in Battle Creek, Michigan, my favorite bakery.

My dad celebrating his birthday last year at our home. 


Kirsten said...

That cake looks delish! I love German bakery cakes. Happy Birthday Grandpa.

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