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Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn’t work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn’t miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around – for hours. Giant rhino booty does not a good picture make. 

(These pics were all taken with my Tameron Lens – seriously, great investment for a walk around lens. The pics are compressed to fit them on here but I couldn’t be happier with the quality for what I spent on the lens). 

There was a mechanical bull at the place my father and I ate dinner – the fish tacos I got to enjoy without worrying about what my boyfriend was having for dinner, were delicious. And for a band that has been around since my father was a kid – Rush puts on one heck of a show! I was a little stressed about spending the day with my dad, as it’s not some thing we do very often, but I had a blast and can’t wait til our next daddy daughter day.

I’m full grown and lived on my own for quite some time, but to those of you with kids – to those of you who are kids – make time to spend with your family. It’s been great for my father and I as we have gotten older and we are closer then we have ever been. It’s a relationship I am blessed to have and I can’t imagine not having these memories. Work will always be there. Bills will always need to be paid. Shit will always be falling apart. Make the time because when nothing else matters – these moments will.

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This maple stack cake was another day off moment for me. A close friend of the family invited us all over for a BBQ. We brought the dog and everyone pitched in and brought something. I brought the lopsided cake (a product of Handsome helping out in the kitchen and turning the oven off before the cake was done baking….>.>). But hey, it was yummy!


(sorry for the bad image quality – no fancy cameras allowed inside so this was taken with my cell phone)

Jill Nielsen

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

While this cake does look yummy and I may make it for Thanksgiving I have to say you really need to proofread your work. Bale instead of bake, peeks instead of peaks and there are other glaring errors. The cake should look rustic-not your writing.

Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

Monday 22nd of October 2012

Lovely pumpkin treat, great for this autumn seson!

movita beaucoup

Sunday 21st of October 2012

I loved every word of this post. (And the cake? Yes, please.)


Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

Friday 19th of October 2012

drooling. positively drooling


Friday 19th of October 2012

I love spending time with my Daddy. I am lucky that he and I have such a close and good relationship. He loves Rush, so I probably shouldn't tell him that you went to that he would be jealous without even knowing you haha. The pics of the zoo are great, I have to be honest that I didn't enjoy the Philly zoo when I went about 10 years ago. The cages were so small for the bigger animals it was sad. Hopefully it is better now.

Your cake stack looks pumpkiny and delicious!