We Don’t Like Vanilla Cake

So my dad, Jack, just celebrated his 69th birthday on Monday. 

For cake, my mom baked him a Pineapple Upside Down Cake and I gave him a Lemon meringue pie. Both are his favorites. We only used six candles though as burning the house down wasn’t on his birthday wish list. 

None of us particularly care for traditional plain vanilla “birthday” cakes. And store bought ones, while gorgeous, are tasteless. And blah. And often lack authenticity.

 So we all get desserts catered to our own tastes instead. Thanks, Mom!

Author: Lisa Cole

Lisa Cole is a freelance writer and social media specialist skilled in non-profit marketing and grass roots advertising. This mother of four weaves humor, emotion and depth into stories about parenthood and life in the American South.