Thursday, December 14, 2006

Magna Cum Laude

No, not the cake -- our daughter.

Forgive me for bragging, but we're very proud parents. She's graduating a semester early, with high honors, tomorrow. I hope this cake lives up to the occasion.

She 'ordered' a multi-layered chocolate extravaganza for her celebration ---- so I always do what I'm told by my children ;-) Chocolate cake, iced in chocolate buttercream, wrapped in chocolate swaths highlighted with white and red chocolate swirly-gigs. I added the red-and-white stuff because those are the colors of her almost-alma mater.

I can't believe I'm done with it and taking pictures, more than 24 hours before the party begins. This is a record, and I definitely think I deserve a short nap now.


Jean N. said...

Big congrats to all of you. Is this E's graduation? you definitely deserve a nap and an Oscar for this creation!

Kevin said...

Thank you, Jean ;-)

Yes, it was the middle-daughter E's graduation -- from the Hilton College at UH. She earned a BS in Hotel/Restaurant Management.

The party was last night, and the cake seemed to impress even her highly food-savvy co-graduates.

They asked what my secret was for making the cake taste so incredibly delicious, besides looking so amazing. I gave them my usual answer -- "I could give you my secret recipe, but then I'd have to kill you."

Normally, that gets a laugh. These guys? These college educated foodies? They yawned. They knew what I was going to say before I said it.

Tough crowd, those HRM grads.