Monday, June 25, 2007

Cake Day and other Lovin' Things

Happy Blogoversary to Mel! It's hard to believe that her blog has been around only for a year when it feels like the center of the IF blog universe to me. I considered writing a little song about you today, but then peed myself laughing because, really, who am I kidding? I don't write songs.

But I do bake cakes. This one is called the Chocolate Better Than Sex cake. As if that isn't good enough, it's got Shiny Chocolate Glaze on it (think chocolate glazed donuts).

I took to it a friend's house for her birthday tonight and people attacked it like they were jungle lions and it was prey trying to escape. If you like chocolate, this cake is to die for. If you want the recipe, leave your email in the comments and I'll send it to you, or go buy the world's best book -- The Cake.Mix.Doctor. This book was sent directly from heaven.

Now on to the other lovin' things...

I was so frenzied last week with the Commentathon that my finger slipped off the collective pulse of my regular bloggy friends. I felt like lots of stuff was going on (2WWs, BFNs, etc.) and while I had it all in my head when I prayed for everyone at night, I still wasn't real organized in my thinking. So I took a tour of my blog roll, and would like to ask everyone to send some love to these various places:

Changing Expectations - gearing up for DE IVF #2

Shelby - today is her birthday (!) and she's in that outrageously stressful window of time between retrieval and transfer

Artblog - she just had a recent BFN from IUI, I'm so sorry!

H2H - currently pregnant (yay!), first ultrasound on Monday

Lara - gearing up for DE FET

Laura - in 2WW

Carlynn - in 2WW

Rachel - in 2WW

Mary Ellen - in 2WW

Tam - recent BFN from her 1st IVF. This one is particularly saddening because she and I were true cycle sisters, our retrievals and transfers were just one day apart. After my BFN, I was desperate for her cycle to work so I wouldn't lose hope in the whole damn process. My heart is breaking for her and Frank.

Please feel free to eat some (virtual) cake and visit some nice ladies who could use your support right now.


Caro said...

I think my husband would love you forever if you sent me the recipe for that cake.


Imogen and David said...

Delicious! I can see why it was attacked.

Artblog said...

Thank you for thinking of me sweetheart. X

Now, can I have a big old slice of that cake please, a HUGE slice in fact and the recipe!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I would love that recipe too!! I think I may have to purchase that book-it sounds great.

Thank you for thinking of me!

dmarie said...

That looks delish! BTW, I haven't got the book, but the Cake Mix Doc message board have helped me out of more than a few disasters.

The Town Criers said...

I want it, I want it, I want the recipe. I'm collecting chocolate cake recipes this week (yes, this Great Cake Day was all a ruse to collect good recipes) because we have a July of house guests.

You are such a good person. I'm off to spread love at your request.

TeamWinks said...

Ok, I could use a huge piece of that cake. I'm on my way over now...what?...none left? Next time you'll have to save me a piece!

I just might have to go and snag that book!