Sylvia is 91 today, a creature of habit.

91 in ’19

Today, November 20th, is Sylvia’s 91st birthday and that is her birthday cake. It’s 2019.

In 2018:


In 2017:


5 pounds of frosting on 3 layers of cake

“Sylvia, what kind of cake would you like for your birthday?”

a part of Sylvia’s succulent plants

I used the classic and widely available Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate recipe for the cake and frosting, her favorite, year after year. I look forward to making it again in 2020.

A favorite shot from Sylvia’s garden


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