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Very, very excited about all of the sampler enthusiasm — thank you so much! I am thrilled. We will talk!

It's my birthday tomorrow, so I made myself a wee little birthday cake. And took a big huge picture of it. :-)


I would definitely buy a kit. I was disappointed to miss out on your last alphabet kit. I have been a long time follower of your blog but never commented-sorry. I absolutely love your craft, writing and photo's -they have given me so much joy and inspiration, so thank you very,very much.

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Happy birthday, Alicia! I wish you whole year full of joy and happiness!


Happy Birthday, dear Alicia...I was always interested in many things about the food...I also wrote a blog Healthy Food List and Benefits... I really liked your blog and it seems I found the inspiration to re-write on my blog ....

Happy birthday! My stomach felt quite emty looking at this yummy looking cake :)

happy birthday, alicia, a little bit late! as you may recall, i love your family's chocolate cake with the white frosting. i should make it here in italy, but i have not had any luck so far finding crisco. but i did find a wonderful ethnic market and made a very successful chili last week. i love the little flags on the cake. they must have been synch to make, but i never would have thought of them. our grandson turns one here on saturday. i'll make some flags for his cake. or maybe i'll do them for his mom's, our daughter's, whose birthday is the next day. love, emily c xo

OH!!!! Happy belated birthday Alicia! Love the cake...I'm sure it tasted as yummy as it looks. Hope you had a great weekend celebrating. :)

YUM YUM - omg that looks so delish. And I'm sure it tasted delish too. Happy Birthday, Alicia!!! I hope it's the beginning of a great year for you and Andy.

xxoo - dt

Many happy returns of the day!

Happy belated Alicia Day! May all your birthday wishes come true.

Happy Birthday! Love the sweet little flags!

Happy Birthday! :)

Dear Alicia, I hope you had the most wonderful of birthdays because you are a wonderful person. I am so thankful that I found your blog and can be connected to you, even if it is through cyberspace! Your blog makes me happy and cozy every time I read it. May you have a blessed and exciting New Year with amazing surprises around every corner. (you too, Andy :)

Love the extra little touches on the cake, it is sooo you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! May you have many more and hope your day was exta special. Anticipating another super sampler. You know you want to.

Love the cake, makes me want to break out the old Easy-Bake!!
Happy Birthday, I know you had a great time and Andy took you on an grand adventure!!

Happy Birthday to you!
Hope you have a great day

Happy Happy Birthday. Wish you a joyful year.

happy birthday, alicia! your cake is as lovely as you are!

Happy Birthday, Alicia! Your cake looks very yummy.

Happy Birthday to you!!

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you did something fun on your special day.

Many, many happy returns of the day and sweet joy-filled blessings in the coming year. xo

One year when I taught, the class enjoyed birthday cakes at school (clearly this was eons ago when homemade cakes were allowed). Many kids were surprised when I said I'd made the cake I shared for my birthday, which falls just before the end of the school year. None of the third graders had ever considered having to make your own birthday cake as one of the "penalties" of growing up.

They were reassured when I said that my husband would make the cake for home. Whew. At least there's some hope of someone else making them a cake even when they grow up. You could see the wheels turning.

Happy birthday…even if you did have to make your own cake.

Yum! Happy Birthday!

Troy Louise says: January 09, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Happy, happy belated birthday wishes. What a darling cake. Looks ever so scrumptious & that plate stand is adorable. Hope you have a happy year. Hugs.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at