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The Lion and the Giraffe

This summer, Stephanie hit a couple of home runs in the birthday cake department. Jacob’s dinosaur and Toby’s fighter jet were a lot of fun for her to make, and they both turned out really great. Almost in passing, she said to me after Toby’s party that I better not ask for anything too elaborate for a birthday cake for my birthday. And so, contrarian that I am, I asked for the most complicated and far fetched thing I could think of off the top of my head. I told her I wanted a lion capturing, killing, and eating a giraffe on the African savanna. She rolled her eyes. And without our realizing it, Jacob was paying attention. And he has the memory of an elephant.

So when Stephanie asked me a few days ago what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I didn’t have any strong opinions on the matter, by Jacob provided an idea: “Daddy wants a lion capturing, killing, and eating a giraffe.” Stephanie and I had both forgotten this joke spoken in passing from four months ago.

She and I both laughed about Jacob and his ability to recall such a minor detail. And then today, Stephanie came up with this:

It’s a homemade pound cake in a bundt pan with one inverted cupcake in the center to make it level. That Stephanie. She’s something. 

Jacob's stegosaurus birthday cakeToby's fighter jet birthday cake

Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 07:54PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments7 Comments

Reader Comments (7)

That looked so real and even has blood gushing on the giraffe. Great creation Steph. And Jacob, Opa is very impressed with you.
December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDad
Stephanie, you're amazing! :o)
December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie M
Happy Birthday Brian! You sure are lucky to have a wife who will hold off on Christmas decorations for your birthday AND make you such an awesome (or disgusting!?!) cake!

Jennifer, Shea, Owen and Eric
December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Happy Birthday Brian! That cake looks great!
December 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Happy Birthday Brian!!! Stephanie you are turning out to be one good baker. Great Job!

Love you all,
December 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
wow you are really amazing,you can do just about anything you want and am sorry that i did not anything about Brian b.day,those cakes looks real good
well happy belated birthday to you Brian.
i wished i had a memory like Jacob.
love you all
December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdanny kwee
Stephanie, I'm so proud of you. Thank you for creating happy memories for every precious soul in your home. I love you and your entire family.

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMom (Lizabeth)

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