Mom surprised me…

by Robyn Wright on April 21, 2014

in Living

On Saturday night my family got together for our monthly game night and birthday celebration. Since my birthday was April 9, we celebrated that this time. Yes, we still celebrate everyone’s birthday in our family, it does not matter what your age is. I turned 44 this year in case you were wondering.

My cousin had us all over to her house and made these little mini meatloaf things that I love. All the food was delicious. After dinner we opened gifts and I got great stuff from everyone.

Then it was time for cake…

…and Mom surprised me with this…

Robyn and her doll cake on her 44th birthday

A beautiful doll cake! I never thought a cake would make me tear up, but this one did. To be honest, as I am writing this post I am tearing up again. Grandma Hoelker used to make me doll cakes and all sorts of other fun cakes for my birthday when I was a little girl (like the bunny cake I posted last week). Growing up we went to Grandma’s house every Monday night for dinner and hanging out with our family. I have so many wonderful memories of those Monday nights. But as many of those memories as I have, I still miss all of my grandparents so much.

I had no idea my mom was going to do this at all and it totally surprised me. As soon as I saw the cake it took me right back to being a little girl and I loved it. Mom is not a cake decorator herself, but she ordered this from McArthur’s Bakery here in St. Louis with just as much love as if she would have made it herself. It is so nice to have someone do something that means so much to you that brings back such wonderful memories. Thank you Mom! Oh, and the cake actually tasted amazing too – one of the best cakes we have ever eaten!

What was the last thing your mom did that surprised you?


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1 nanlara April 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

What a great mom you have! Happy birthday

2 Janice F. April 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

The cake is so beautiful. Can I say lucky lady!!! To answer you question, I think one of the best things my Mom surprised me with was two homecoming gowns. She made one and I tried it on the night before homecoming, it didn’t fit me up top. So overnight, she made me a second beautiful dress. But, the last thing she surprised me with was a review of some of my childhood memories. I always treasure those good old stories.

3 tannawings April 22, 2014 at 2:15 am

Thats a beautiful cake! I remember when those were very common cakes made for little girls! My husbands Grandmother made bunches of them when she was in the cake making business. I thought they were beautiful.
My Mom has been gone many years now…. so I guess my last memory of her is the best as she passed the day after Mothers Day. I had visited her and she held my hand and said she loved me and was always proud no matter where I was at or what I was doing.

4 Robin April 22, 2014 at 4:58 am

Wow! That cake is incredible. I’ve never seen a doll cake. Is there a full doll inside that you can play with afterwards? And what kind of cake was it?
(and Happy belated birthday!)

5 Katrina April 22, 2014 at 9:24 am

this post made me tear up too…well, the last question did anyway. My mom passed when I was a young girl and my husband’s mom just passed last year. Unfortunately, our girls will grow up never really knowing what it’s like to have a grandma, but they will know a mother’s love and for that I am still thankful! You’re very lucky to still have your mom and I’m so happy for you and for all who still do. That cake was beautiful and it’s obvious how much you enjoyed and appreciated it! :) What a beautiful was to spend your game night. Happy Birthday!

6 gkran April 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

What a beautiful cake and wonderful surprise. Happy birthday!

7 GlArthy April 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Happy Birthday Robyn. We share the same month and I also have a friend whose bday is the same as yours and she is celebrating for the whole month!! Nice cake but watch those calories :)

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