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Moms Birthday/Father's Day Celebration

Mr. T's mom and my mom share the same birthday and it falls very close to Father's Day.  Ever few years it falls on the same day.  Needless to say we are very busy celebrating on this weekend.  This year we (my brother, me and Mr. T) had a BBQ with all of our parents in Bowmanville. Of course I volunteered to make the dessert.

Surprise, the inspiration came from Pinterest. I would love to know where you can get slivered almonds with the skin still on them.  I toasted the silvered almonds, slightly too long to get the "petals" a bit darker for definition but I really like them better the other way.  Oh well!

The one flower that turned out exactly how I wanted it to.

The background is a little wild but I improvised using two napkins.


The cake was really made for our moms.  The steaks were for the dads!  I doubled the recipe for the Melt in Your Mouth Blueberry Cake and covered it in cream cheese almond flavoured icing.  It was really good.  The cake would be fine on it's own without icing, but it wouldn't be a birthday cake!

The shirt Mr T is wearing Miss E made for him several years ago and he wears it every Father's Day. 

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