Saturday, December 25, 2010

Joyeux anniversaire



Not from a pâtisserie, not made by the hands of a baker, not in Paris (but "beyond"), made and assembled by little hands in love and celebration.


Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas

21 comments:

Randy said...

Now that's a cake! Wishing you all the love, peace and joy of the season. Merry Christmas.

Andy said...

Merry Christmas Genie.

claudine said...

Joyeux Noël Genie! Je lis votre blog tous les jours mais je ne laisse pas de messages! Aujourd'hui, je veux vous souhaiter de passer un bon Noël!

Alexa said...

A "homemade by folks who love you" cake is the best kind of all! Joyeux Noel, ma chere Genie.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Joyeux Noel mon amis! J'éspère que tu vais reçevoir beaucoup de cadeux :)

Jilly said...

Oh yes! What a wonderful REAL Christmas cake! A very happy Christmas to you and yours, dear Genie xxx

James said...

Wow, what a great looking cake and reflections to boot!

Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of your wonderful Paris photos!

hollyb said...

Your Baby Jesus' birthday cake is beautiful mom! Ours is not quite so large, but also made with love. Thanks for such a wonderful family tradition! Hope you all have a great Christmas day and we cannot wait to see you on Monday!

Louis la Vache said...

Joyeux Noël!

TheChieftess said...

All the better for the love and excitement of the little hands doing the baking!!!

Joyeux Noel, Genie!!!

Malyss said...

Hey, we had also a birthday celebration in the family today!!:)
I hope you had a wonderful day, full of joy and love!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Many thanks, Randy... Peace and joy to you and yours.

Andy -- Merry Christmas to you also!

Claudine -- Merci, et je te souhaite de passer un joyeux Noël aussi. I am glad to know that you are reading my blog every day, even without making comments. Bisous, G

Alexa -- I agree and it is certainly made with love for Him.

Brittany -- Oh, I certainly did! Joyeux Noël à toi aussi!

Jilly -- Thank you... it was a tradition from my grandmother and I think that almost all of her granddaughters make a Christmas birthday cake. In the busy years when my daughters were growing up, I bought a cake and we decorated it together, but we always had a cake. A very merry Christmas to you, Jilly!

James -- Glad that you noticed the petite reflection... I enjoy your blog and all that I have learned from the reflections posts! Merry Christmas to you...

Holly -- Safe travels and see you on Monday! Merry, merry!

Louis -- Merci, mon ami et Joyeux Noël à toi!

Chieftess -- I am certain that you are enjoying a white Christmas... hope that it is shared around a warm fire.

Malyss -- And we will be celebrating for many days as it is a HUGE cake. My day has been full of family love and more to come when Holly arrives on Monday...

SoozNooz said...

I love love love -- thank you for sharing all you do. x

o2 said...

I'm a little bit late... Anyway, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Kate said...

And, that's my kind of cake!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

As beautiful as anything that was
ever made in the fanciest pastry
shop in Paris!

Jane
Flora Doora

Jack said...

A lot of love in that cake and in that photograph and write-up, Genie. Have a special time.

JM said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Genie. With a cake like that... wow! :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Suzi -- So glad that we connected this year... I so enjoyed the photos of your trip to Europe with your daughter.

o2 -- Not ever too late to receive Christmas wishes from a friend... Merry Christmas to you also!

Kate -- It is huge and plenty for all!

Jane -- You are overly generous in your praise, but it is quite special to us... It does make me appreciate the skill to produce those elaborate cakes in Paris... Macarons, I can do those

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- There are years that we seem a bit too busy to make, but everyone in the family helps. (That trip to Paris almost interfered!)

JM -- Many thanks... We are enjoying and will have a full week ahead here with Holly and her family

M said...

Genie,
What a delightful Christmas tradition! Note to self -- must start that with any future grandchildren! Happy Birthday Jesus!!