All my regular readers know about our good friend (and golfing buddy!) Ruth. Ruth is the lady who makes those gorgeous wedding cakes.
These, for example.
Well, another friend of ours (actually she's a very good friend of our younger daughter's, but like a number of our daughters' friends, she's friendly with us too) sent me an email this morning that I just HAVE to share with you.
Yes, I have her permission.
She wrote (I've changed a few details to protect an identity):
"Okay, so today's Don's birthday. Yes, it is after midnight on Friday morning. I have been up past midnight every night since last Friday working on his cake.
I asked him what he wanted... I was thinking a simple birthday cake.
Oh, no. He wanted me to bake a cake for him to take to the FBI National Academy luncheon the PD is hosting. Friday. Today. The day after he returns from a week-long absence.
What does he want it to look like, you ask?
He wants me to make the seal of the FBI National Academy; he'll be attending it (Quantico, Virginia) this spring. He'll be gone for THREE MONTHS!!!
Anyway, seals are pretty simple, right?
I'm attaching the picture he gave me... before he left for a week-long Chiefs of Police conference in New Orleans.
Like I said, I've been up past midnight every night for seven straight nights. Here is the result of all my work...
I have to admit, it looks pretty good.
Or it did. Before I threw it at him.