holidays: fathers day rosette cake
For Fathers day I wanted to do something that was fun, and family orientated. My niece, who can barely reach the table wanted to bake a cake, I could anticipate the fun already. Being the on-hands person that I am, I tried to guide her, but she stood proudly, mixing, measuring, and for a moment I thought we had a mini-pastry chef in the kitchen. Living so far away from my father can be an intimidating task trying to properly honor dad. I have such fond memories growing up, and fathers day was no exception. On father's day, we'd have three generations gather at our family cookouts with foods that I love, steamed crabs, corn on the cob, and various salads and dips, which are reminiscent of everything-summer. As I pondered what to get my father for this special day, honoring him, I came to the grand-daddy of ideas. My niece and I decided to send him a virtual cake (pictured above). Even though we are thousands of miles away, he' won't be able to taste it, he can still feel how much we love him. Happy Father's Day.