Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Mom and I were in the kitchen first thing this morning, right after our 3-mile walkie, hard at work on making the frosting for dad's cake.

Here's the frosting recipe again~

Frosting for Pina Colada Cake:

1 cup cushed pineapple, undrained
1 small package instant coconut cream pudding
1/3 cup Malibu coconut rum
1 container ( 8 or 9 oz.) whipped topping

I have never had pineapple before so I'm gingerly tasting it! Do any of you carefully taste stuff too that you're having for the very first time - like your mom is trying to poison you?
It actually wasn't too bad!

Hey Harry, guess what? Malibu is rum!!! And you knew it all along!
Mom and I were so taken with the pretty bracelet around the neck of the bottle that we didn't even read the small print! I guess this tells you how much my mom is into alcohol! hehehe
She'd rather to use the liquor to bake with!

This is the whipped cream being mixed up with the first 3 ingredients! It's looking VERY yummy!

Mom is getting silly here and smearing whipped cream frosting on my nose! Do it again, mom! This is the BEST stuff!

I've got to get every little drop off the spatula! This is good frosting with quite the kick! Dad is gonna love this cake!

We did put the cake in the refrigerator to chill, just like the recipe said.
Dad decided to go for a spin on his Indian motorcycle right after lunch and mom looked at the both of us and said, "Ya know, that first piece is such a pain to get out of the pan. Let's help dad out, shall we?!" yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!

Isn't is beautiful and it tastes as good as it looks!

Okay, now it's my turn, Mitch!

Dad is going to LOVE his cake! It is sooooooooooo good!

Missy (my hooman sissy) and Jim (her hubby) are coming over today to help us celebrate and mom is making lazanne and a big salad, so it's time for us to head back out to the kitchen and hopefully snitch a piece of mozzerella and maybe a cucumber slice and a radish!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots,



Hana said...

Mmmm, that cake looks yummylicious!! My mom wants to know if you can taste the rum and coconut. She says that would be important to know 'cause if she makes the cake, she might need to add in a bit more coconut rum!

Faya said...

It looks so good.... My Véronique will never let me taste something with alcool....
Say Happy Birthday to your dad with a lot of kisses,
Faya & Véronique

Amici said...

Mmmm, that sounds very good! My dad loves pina coladas (sp?). Happy birthday to your dad!

Jackson said...

Wow, Maggie! That cake looks amazing. And you got to lick the spoon! That's the best bit. J x

PS couldn't help noticing how loooooonnnnng your beard is in the last photo. Impressive! Maybe I should buy some hair straighteners for mine!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh my gosh! Look at that cake. That icing has my mom's name all over it - pineapple and rum, ha roo!!! Hope your dad had a great birthday!

Joe Stains said...

That cake looks SOOOO yummy!! Happy birthday to your dad!!!!!!!!!

Gus said...

oh are so lucky to get to lick all the utensils. Be careful...don't get your tongue stuck in the mixer!

Girasol said...

you know what? my mouth is watering right now.
kisses to you dad


Putter said...

Happiest Birthday EVER to your Super Duper Dad Maggie! :) You and Mitch are such goodest ever helpers! That cake is a true masterpiece!!!!! :))))) Talk to you soonest, K!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

4xBs said...

HI M&M, this looks like such a fun project for you and you mom to make your dad's birfday cake together. we could tell that you were really enjoying those tastes and that was funny when you got the frosting on your nose! hahahahah snort! be sure not to drive after you've been eating that cake. it mike make you a little bit tipsy with that rum in it! why do you think the pretty rum bottle gets a pretty necklace? it should be on a dog's neck, or maybe it's a bracelet!

Kirby said...

Hi Maggie, Hi Mitch,

That cake sure looks yummy! I looove pineapple, so I'm drooling after looking at your pictures. I'm glad you both got to share in someof the cake. It's very important for hoomans to share with their doggies. Hope the party was full of fun!

Your pal,

pee ess: Maggie, your beard is looking especially long. Good work!

Momo :) said...

Happy Barkday, Maggie and Mitch's daddy!!!! :)
Ohhh.. did you say Pina Colada Cake?? That sounds soooo goooood. My pawrents were thinking to make Pina Colada tonight but decided not to.
I love all these pictures!

Momo xoxo

Preston said...

Happy Birthday to Maggie and Mitch's Dad! That cake turned out great!


Sir Chance-Lot said...

Im getting in my car right now and coming over there for some of that cake..that looks too good!!!!

ROSSI said...

wow.. nice yummylicious cake!.. i want i want... oops, happy birthday to M&M's dad!..

Oh maggie.. i noticed that ur beard grow longer now.. hehehe


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie.
Sure everyone is noticing your long beard!
The cake looks delicious! I love your pictures tasting it!
Sure your dad was happy when he came home from his ride.
Have a good night

Helios said...

happy barkday to Mag and mitch's dad!

My big brother loves helping in the kitchen, but my M have not baked since I arrived. I'm sure I'd love helping in the kitchen too!

Lacy said...

woofies M n M! happy birfday to u daddy...and yummmmmies dat cake loookies sooooo good..and u gots to lick the spatula..u musta been verwy good pups!!! and good helpers too...

b safe,

Ben_Benjamin said...

Happy birthday Maggie & Mitch' daddy!!!

You guys really have fun ya. I love the last pic!!!

Huskee Boy said...

Happy belated Birthday to you dad!! Hmm.. You think if I volunteer to help with the baking, my mom will let me try it out??

Bogart said...

Ohmygosh that looks SO YUMMY!!! Big Happy Birthday Aire Kisses to your dad!!!


Boo said...

happy birthday to maggie & mitch's daddy!

what are you getting for daddy besides sharing the cake, i mean making the cake?

wet wet licks


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Happy Birthday to Maggie & Mitch's Daddy!!!

Boy n Baby

Harry said...

Har, har, sorry I didn't actually tell you Malibu was rum! Ma says you can get a lime version to which is even yummier.

Maggie, your beard is flowing. You are going to trump the oppostion!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a yummilicious cake you and Mitch made for youe daddy. I bet he loved it

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow, you get to help make the cake and eat it too. You two are such lucky dales.
You're also so clever to be able to use a fork!

Hugs and tail wags,
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Luckie Girl said...

Happy barkday to your Daddy!!! I hope that barkday cake tasted as good as it looks. hehe

Johann The Dog said...

That looks soooooo good! Love the pic with the fork! Happy birthday to your dad! My Mum's birthday is today - she's getting loads of licks from me and Gracie. Woofs, Johann

Snowball said...

Happy Birhday to your Dad, Maggie and Mitch. The cake looks great. I am sure you all had a great day.



Amber-Mae said...

Yummy yum yum! The frosting & the cake looks delicious... I vet your dad loved it! I hope my cake will be just as delicious as your daddy's.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Sophie Brador said...

Rum? I hope you guys were walking straight after eating that cake.


jaffeboy said...

oh boy oh boy, I smell cake!!! I love cake!!! Both of you are so super lucky!!! I bet that cake is super yummy, especially if it's bake with LOVE!!!

Happy Burpday to your Daddy!!!

Toby said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! You did an awesome job on the Cake Maggie! I bet your Dad loved it. I too taste things that Mommy and Daddy give me like they are trying to poison me too. They think its the funniest thing!

Love Toby

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oooooh Maggie, can I come and live with you and Mitch, pleeeeeeease!

The cake looked just amazing, you so lucky you got to have a good taste of it all!

love and licks, Marv xxxxx

Amber said...

Hey Maggie and Mitch, the cake looks so goood. I'm so hungry for a cake right now..
Wish a happy Birthday to your dad for me!!


Lenny said...

Happy happy birthday to your dad, Maggie!

You know how our birthdays are so close? And you live in the same town as my auntie? I think we are living weird parallel lives - I have a Missy and Jim (married) in my family too.

Your friend, Lenny

Sparky said...

I think I am going to force my mama to try that recipe!!! It looks fabulous.

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch!
Youw Mom is a mastew chef!!!! That cake looks and sounds soooo good!
i've nevew had pinapple..does id taste like an apple ow a pine cone???suwe looks gweat! I love the pictoowe of the fwosting on youw nosie! hehehe.youw beawd is so impwessive too!
I hope youw Sweet Dad had the best birfday in the company of all those who love him so vewy much!We thought of him and send him love and good health!
smoochie kisses

Clover said...

Oh boy, that cake does look delicious! The pictures of you guys eating are super cute!
Hope your Dad had a good birthday!
Love Clover xo

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Acorns...what's this bout acorns....are ya gonna post it??? Man...we've eaten some weird stuff, but nuthin' that's gotten us into that much trouble. Er...we didn't have a bowl of those out at the poker pawty did we??????


Ferndoggle said...

Way to help your Dad celebrate his Barkday! That cake looks deeeelicious!


Koobuss said...


That looks soooo goooood!!!! Hope your Dad had a nice birthday. Looks like you guys enjoyed it!!

Koobuss Kisses,

Mojo said...

that cake looks sooooo gooood.
Maggie, you look electrified by that icing on your nose. hee hee!

Mojo said...

and happy birthday Dad (sorry I am late)

William Tell said...

Hee hee!!! That "frosting on the nose" photo is just priceless. Your Mom should have it framed.

William Tell
(still giggling)

William Tell said...

Hee hee!!! That "frosting on the nose" photo is just priceless. Your Mom should have it framed.

William Tell
(still giggling)

Stanley said...


Am I seeing things, or are your ears extra adorable in these last 2 posts? It must be whatever you're doing for your beard that makes your ears so cute.

Very sweet of you to give MitchMan a taste of YOUR cake for your dad. I bet he and your dad loved every bite you and your mama let them have.

You can bake for me ANYtime.

Goober love,