June is fast approaching and that means birthdays galore in the Sneaker family. I will be landing in Germany just in time for Mr. Sneaker's big day and then exactly one week later we celebrate mine (and the celebration continues on and on until I am good and done with presents, attention, and fun!).
I love birthdays...can you tell?
But, back to Mr. Sneaker's birthday...
The other day I stopped in at Michaels after I finished up at the library. While I was browsing, I finally got my hands on this:
I totally want it!
And...as I just searched for a photo, I discovered that there is a Kindle edition for 9.99! Woot woot! The price at Michaels was 19.99, so I was going to wait for a 40% off coupon, but 9.99 is a deal, especially since that means I can have it with me in Germany without any additional baggage weight.
Once again I was in awe of Bakerella's amazing creations, but I especially loved her tennis ball cake balls and I want to try to make them for Mr. Sneaker's bday. In Germany, when it's your birthday you are expected to bring a treat for people at work. Last year several of hubby's colleagues posted on his facebook wall that they were looking forward to him bringing cake. Luckily, I was on top of it since he was out of town until late on the evening of his bday and I made some cupcakes for him to bring in to work. Since I am literally getting back to Germany on his birthday, which falls on a Sunday, I am trying to plan ahead since all stores are closed on Sundays and I will need to make sure I have all the required goods.
People from Mr. Sneaker's PDX office know all about my penchant for making cake balls and request favorite flavor combos for their own birthdays, but the adidas folks in Deutschland have not yet experienced the wonder of cake balls. I tried to make a batch last year, but it was small disaster....This year, I plan to bring a box of good old American Betty Crocker cake mix, and chocolate melts so I can get it right. Since boxed cake mix is not available in Germany (unless you want to shell out a small fortune at random gas stations that carry Betty Crocker along with Ben & Jerry's), I tried making both cake and frosting from scratch and sadly it just did not work. Also, the chocolate melts were just not the same and didn't harden correctly.
With familiar ingredients in hand, I will try again this year. I can't wait to bake in my German kitchen again! 28 days people :0)
Aren't these great?
I hope I can handle it.....
I bet their jaws would drop if he showed up with this...
It would truly be the perfect cake for hubs...I just may have to take it on!