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January 12, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Dodge!

Today is June's birthday, and it's one of those odometer-tripping ones that require special attention. Alex and I responded to the challenge yesterday by baking a Burnt Almond Cake, one of June's favorites that we can't seem to buy ready made anywhere any more. None of the recipes online matched our recollection of it, so we combined Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden Cake with the custard cream from this recipe and the almond frosting from this one. The end result was unbelievably good... especially considering that I don't remember ever making a cake before. To cap it off, we gave her a gift certificate at Great News, a cooking place and The Recipe Manager software. She was very pleased, even if the American Heart Association wasn't.