Sunday, December 24, 2006

Don's Annual Special Gift to Us

Every year for the past several years, Don has baked his grandmother's banana cake for Christmas. I'm not much of a baker and Don doesn't cook beyond boiling water but his memory of g'ma was very strong. So, every year Don buys a white cake mix, a bundle of bananas and confectionery sugar. He layers it, carefully and evenly slices the bananas, affixes them with the sugar glaze he makes and presents it to us as one of his special gifts of the season. Last year I remember saying that it was too bad we did not have a cake pedestal and cover. THIS year, thanks to his great memory, we have one. Ummmm, delish. His g'ma would be very proud of him.


17 comments:

Jeremy said...

Great looking cake!

Have a very merry Christmas.
Love from Jeremy, Bridget and the girls xxx

Lisa(oceandreamer) said...

what a delicious confection and a lovely tradition. I wish you Christmas Peace.
XOXO

Janet said...

Oh, that looks yummy! I love anything with bananas.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Star said...

This looks luscious. What a special gift to all of you.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Carole said...

YUMMY!!!! Looks like a delicious cake! I LOVE bananas!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Maryellen said...

And it is absolutely lovely. So yummy looking, and there is nothing quite as warm as "tradition" during the holidays.

Merry Christmas Annie. Hope you have a nice, peaceful and wonderful couple days here.

Naturegirl said...

A lovely tradition and you have a very Merry Christmas and peace and joy in he new year!

trailbee said...

This is a healthy cake! Things that come from the ground and trees, baked in sanitary surroundings, kept under glass so the flies can't sit on it. Hello! This guy's a keeper.

Merry Christmas, Anne and give Don a big hug.

Kara said...

Oh Yeah, Don's g'ma is very proud indeed! Happy eating to you and Don.

pinar said...

beutiful stand.. and yummy cake..
thanks for your kind support.. it was very relieving to see all these posts.. and yours.. so caring..
I wish you the best for the season and the new coming year of 2007..
enjoy..

Beth said...

What a great tribute to his Grandmother. It looks delicous!!

mikim said...

I adore banana cake and this one looks heavenly.

Rosa said...

I could do with a slice of that cake right now. Think I'm on my way over!! Wishing you joy in 2007 Annie! xoxo

organicpixel said...

Fantastic! I bet it was delish, and such a loving way to keep memories alive! Way To Go Don!! :-)

Paris Parfait said...

Sounds yummy and that's a lovely cakeplate!

vicci said...

This looks wonderful...what a nice family tradition!

The Lone Beader said...

Hi Annie!! Thanks for stoppin by my blog - glad Ur enjoying it:)

Also, this banana cake looks delicious. I could really go for some of that right now....

Hope you had a wonderful holiday=:)