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Bud's 100th Birthday

It's hard to believe that my old neighbour turned 100 yesterday.  Our family gift to the celebration was the cake and cupcakes.

For the cupcakes I made 4 different flavours; 2 dozen regular and 2 dozen mini.  Carrot, lemon, vanilla and chocolate.  I did up a legend on the side. Red dot meant carrot, yellow: lemon, brown: chocolate and white: vanilla.  The carrot and lemon had cream cheese icing while the vanilla chocolate had butter cream.

For the cake I made a 6" two layer chocolate cake.  Bud is a Lion and I believe he is the oldest member in Ontario, maybe even Canada.  Outside the Lion's Centre (Clarington Older Adult's Centre as it is known today) are two lion statues.  Originally I had planned to do two lions on the cake but then it didn't look quite right.

Bud had 5 or 6 rose bushes growing in his front lawn.  Growing up the last thing you wanted to have happen is a stray ball land in those rose bushes.  You did not want to disturb the red roses.  They are still there today and are still the most vibrant red roses on the block.  In honour of those rose bushes I decorated the cake with hand made roses.  I love how they turned out.

Even the birthday boy's corsage was a red rose. :)


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