Sorry about the turd cake.

Dear Piper,

Happy Seventh Birthday! I’m so thankful I have you, and that you are my firstborn.

You’ve been with me the entire time though this motherhood journey, which hasn’t been my most graceful adventure.

I apologize for what appears to be a lack of significant effort on my part when it comes to your birthday celebrations, particularly your 5th and 7th. Looking back, I don’t have any photos of a cake on your 5th birthday, which means we probably didn’t have one, or I just stuck a few candles in a frozen waffle or something.

And this year, well, yeah.

Sorry. Again.

I kinda ran out of time and energy on the day of your birthday, and what was meant to be a cookie cake turned into a utter disaster.

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Sorry about the turd cake. Those little speckles are not pieces of corn, they are white chocolate, because that’s all I had in the house.

A few hours after we tucked you in bed on the night of your birthday, your dad threw out the rest of the turd cake. Cakewrecks, here we come.

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And I’m so glad you love your American girl doll horse, which was at the top of your wish list. Did you know those things cost like $75 new? When you asked if it came from the real store (since it lacked proper packaging and desperately needed it’s mane brush), I told you it was a “rescue” horse, which sounds noble but really means I “rescued” it from a secondhand bin or something.

Through it all, you smiled, laughed, amazingly appreciative of it all, and none the wiser.

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Thank you for being you.

Never change, because you’re perfect for me.

Love, Mom

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  1. OMG you are awesome.

    Steph

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  2. That cake is amazing. The white chocolate just makes it even better, I think. :)
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  3. Oh my god, love that. You tried, and that’s what counts. : ) She looks so happy.

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  4. Laughing so, so hard. For the record, I wouldn’t have thought turd if you hadn’t said it- honest. Her huge smile steals the show ;)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIPER!!

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  5. That’s awesome! Michaela got a dish of ice cream for her birthday “cake” this year. :)

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  6. That’s awesome. Michaela got a dish of ice cream for her birthday “cake” this year. :)
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  7. THIS is what makes the $80 bucks of Internet worth it each month!

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  8. HAHAHA!!! That is awesome! I bet she loved that turd cake. And in years to come she is going to love that picture too. Her and her turd cake. There was love in that turd cake. :)

    Happy Birthday to your adorable girl. :)

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  9. it may have looked like a turd…but did it taste like one? I am guessing not.

    Also? Yay for a happy 7 year old! :)
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  10. She looks like she had the most amazing birthday ever! Love it. :)
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  11. That. Cake. So awesome, could not have been more awesome if you tried (tried, that is, to make a cake that looked like someone shat a 7).
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  12. LOL!! Laughing about the cake… some of my attempts have looked just as bad:)

    LOve that you called it a “rescue” horse… very creative and noble! She’ll appreciate your dollar savviness one day…maybe when she has a little girls asking for a $75 toy horse;)

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  13. That cake will be remembered by your family FOREVER! Happy birthday, Piper! I love the idea of a “resuce” horse! I’m totally stealing that. ;)
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  14. wendi grasman says:

    you almost made me cry and then i laughed when i saw how stinkin happy she was in all the pictures. i cannot believe she’s SEVEN! i still remember her in your belly at my bachelorette party….good times….

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  15. That is so funny! she looks perfectly happy with it tho ;-) thats all that matters, and how funny is that going to be when shes grown to look back on. Great memories.
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  16. So, initially when I clicked on this I was thinking, “Oh I’m SURE she’s exaggerating and this cake looks amazing and I’d never be able to pull something off like what I’m about to see” and then I clicked. Turns out? It does look like a turd. But the little girl couldn’t look happier :) Thanks for the laugh!
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  17. I just spit out my milk.

    I bet it was really yummy though, right?

    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, looks to me like she enjoyed her day for sure!! :)

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  18. I love your transparency. And you made me cry. :)

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  19. I love your transparency. And you made me cry too. :)

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  20. I didn’t want to say anything when I saw the picture on flickr.

    But you are lovely and wonderful and made me snort laugh.

    Piper’s a lovely girl because of you.
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  21. baha!! I was totally thinking ‘cakewrecks’ when your title read ‘turd cake’…. my baker husband goes there for daily laughs! You’re a great mama – and she shows it in her smile! :o)
    Mel ;o)
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  22. Happy Birthday Piper! Hope it was a blast! Your horse and your cake are awesome (and so is your mom!)

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  23. Sonja Burres says:

    Piper is soooo lovely and adorable ! Happy birthday to her, I wonder when she will grow up and see this blog what reaction she will have, that’s gonna be such an epic moment !
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  24. Oh my, got such a kick out of this. At least you made her a cake. I had such terrible morning sickness during my son’s 2nd birthday this year that he ended up with the most awful grocery store cake ever.
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  25. Francisca Franks says:

    At least you made her a cake. Cake.
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  26. Bwahahahaha!!
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  27. That is a horrible and awesome cake. Bravo. Also, thanks you for allowing me to feel a little better about my plans to ‘rescue’ toys from the attic and wrap them up for Christmas. We can barely make the water and gas bill (ouch!!) let along brand new toys.
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