July 14, 2009

A Delightful Day

Dani had a great day celebrating her birthday at work (Day Hab.) She shared her 4" king size cupcakes with everyone and Jimmy said they were a hit. Praise God too because baking them wasn't a breeze and not a total success. My friend, whom I borrowed the fancy cupcake pans from, guessed it would require three boxes of cake mix to make 35 treats. As I mixed up the last box it became clear I was going to come up short a dozen, maybe even a baker's dozen. Thankfully my sweet cupcake, Jimmy, ran to the grocery store to buy two more cake mixes. It took a total of five boxed to complete the order.

When all was said and done we had 35 fancy cakes, but a few weren't cooked fully even though they baked along side ones that came out a success. I picked the best of the batch for her to take to work, sending a tidy few that were a bit "soft." I felt horrible but there was nothing else I could do, so I prayed over the fragile treats. "Lord, this is all I have and I hate to send even one soft cake to disabled adults who deserve so much more. Please make is so the good ones are handed out first and if someone gets a soft cake, prompt it to strike them as the yummiest thing they've ever had. If you want to fix the softies overnight you can do that too." (If Jesus can feed a multitude with a few fish and loaves of bread, I knew He could make these treats a delight.)

Thankfully word has it everyone loved Dani's cupcakes. A miracle no doubt.

Here's Dani with 32 handmade
birthday cards given to her today
by her co-workers.
(Could it be three people didn't show up
and a few softies were never served?
That's one way God may have
answered my prayer.)

She also came home with wonderful birthday presents:
lotion, hair ties, and head bands.
All her favorite things.

Happy 21st Birthday Doodle Bug!


Abba's Girl said...

God is good - All the time!

Amy E. said...

Happy Birthday to Dani!! Glad the cupcakes were a hit!!

Tammy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Dani!

Those cupcakes look yummy.

katiegfromtennessee said...

That is some BIG cupcakes! It did turn out well though:) Happy Birthday to Dani!


valerie said...

Happy Birthday Dani!
I'm glad she had such a nice birthday.
Wow...32 handmade birthday cards.
I know she loved her big day.