A Cat in the Hat Cake for my birthday and Mountain Mondays
I could not let those of you down that might have come to my site today looking for a post for Mountain Mondays. Therefore, I have included this beautiful picture that was taken this past weekend at sunrise. The leaves have started to change and it was very chilly the last few days. Fall is definitely with us in the North Carolina mountains!
However, today is my 50th birthday, so I have decided to do an insane post to have some fun because it’s my birthday and I can do what I want to!
I made a cake that was a real pain in the butt to make a very special cake for this occasion! You may wonder why I would make a cake that is normally for children and not old folks. If you read on, you will know why!
My 50th Birthday Rhyme
Today is my 50th.
It is sad, but still true.
So now it is time to send in
Thing One and Thing Two!
For the last eight years
I’ve heard and been told,
That at age 50 I’ll be traded
For two twenty-five year olds!
Mr. B has made fun
Of the fact that I’ll turn 50
By suggesting a trade for
Two young things that are nifty.
If you know the Cat in the Hat,
And I bet we all do.
Do you recall the mess made by
Thing One and Thing Two?
They ran through the house
“With big bumps, jumps and kicks”
And with all sorts of trouble
“And all kinds of bad tricks!”
The things that they knocked over
And the things that they hit,
Mr. B would not like this
Not one little bit!
The clothes they would buy and
The frivolous goodies,
Like stilettos and handbags
And diamond studded hoodies!
It may be amusing to
Watch it unfold
But, Mr. B will soon tire
And this too will get old.
Mr. B was just kidding
Or at least I think that is true
So there will not really be
A Thing One and Thing Two.
I just wanted to have fun
For my big birthday bash
So, I made this crazy cake
And after pics, it totally crashed!
It was fun to bake the cake
And interesting to do a rhyme
But, you won’t see this again,
It is definitely the last time!
The end! (Thank Goodness!)
I just wanted to have a little fun for my 50th birthday. A woman girl has to do something to ease the pain on a big day like today! Better to laugh than to cry! Maybe I should have one of these or these to celebrate?! I have not totally lost my mind yet, but I am certainly on my way!
Now, for the really good part…there is a GIVEAWAY! Since I am feeling pretty old generous today, I would love to give away a present! Do you remember those awesome swag bags from Food Blog Forum Atlanta? I will be giving one of those Whole Foods bags away (stuffed full of goodies!) to one of Bunkycooks’ readers. (THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED).
I sure wish I could win one of these for my birthday! 😉
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE THAT LEFT A COMMENT (OR A FEW COMMENTS!) ON THIS BIRTHDAY POST (ESPECIALLY ALL YOU MISERABLE PEOPLE AT THE #BHF10PP!)! THE WINNER IS CHEF DENNIS LITTLEY WHO IS THE CHEF AT MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY IN FLOURTOWN, PA AND WRITES THE BLOG MORE THAN A MOUNTFUL! CONGRATS TO DENNIS!
My favorite birthday cake is Baskin Robbins rolled chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream!!! YUM!!!
I am already a RSS feed subscriber.
I am a fan on facebook.
My favorite birthday cake is simple: yellow cake with chocolate icing. But I would actually prefer an apple pie over a cake. Happy Birthday my friend! You made a wonderful cake, and I loved reading your Dr. Seuss rhyme. And yes, of course I am a subscriber…you are one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing and happy birthday again!
Happy birthday!!! I LOVE a coffee crunch cake that I used to get at a bakery in San Francisco years ago. With a move thousands of miles away, I haven’t had it in years! Hope you had a fabulous 50!
I am now a fan of Bunky Cooks! on Facebook!! 😉
My favorite birthday cake is one that I don’t have to make myself! LOL Actually, this year I think I want a spice cake or a tomato soup cake. 😀
I am now a fan of Bunky Cooks! on Facebook. 🙂
My favorite birthday cake is one I don’t have to make myself! LOL This year, I think I want a spice cake or a tomato soup cake. Yum!
Happy 50th Birthday! The cake was adorable! My favorite birthday cake is a lemon
pound cake with a creamy butter decorator icing. I love your Food Blog and am a
subscriber. Thinking of you! Being 50 is good, wish I could go back 10 years.
AHAHAHAHAHAHHAA! BEST POST EVER!
First, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It looks like you know how to celebrate! That cake is just insane… in a truly fantastic way.
My favorite birthday cake was a Cake Bible chocolate cake my mom made for me for my 5th birthday. She decorated it with the Ghostbusters logo. I think it took her at least two days to make the thing and it was delicious.
Oh… and you know I follow you on Facebook and on Twitter. That way I never miss a post 🙂
Happy Birthday! With all your culinary talent, I wouldn’t trade you in for anyone. Coconut Cake, moist flavorful and simply delicious. Oh, and yes, I’ve been ‘stalking’ you on Twitter for quite some time now.
My best friend’s (will remain nameless) secret family recipe for Red Velvet cake. She got mad at her mother-in-law and gave it to me.
happpy b.dayyyyyyyyyyyyyy … i loved the cake.. i should make one for my next 27th b.day:))
what a pity i m out of US:))
my favourite cake with rasperry and chocalate..
Happy 50th! I love the cake and your gorgeous mountain photos!
Happy 50th! Lovely lovely cute cake.
My favorite birthday cake is an Italian Creme Cake!!
What a great cake for a 50th birthday! And love the Dr. Seuss rhyme. What talent!
Happy Birthday 50th birthday!!!! What a fun cake, I absolutely love it! 🙂
My favorite birthday cake was one that the Grand Floridian Bakery (at Walt Disney World) made me for my 25th birthday. It was a mad hatter style cake and alice in wonderland themed. The cake was marble cake with bavarian cream filling and was 6 layers of cake and 5 layers of filling. My parents surprised me with it and it was beyond amazing!!! SOOOO good!
Happy Birthday! I loved turning 50 there is alot to be said at this age and with that comes a certain type of freedom you have never had before. You worry a little less, and you live to please yourself more instead of other people.
My favorite cake is regular ole birthday cake, yellow cake with the REAL birthday icing made from crisco and sugar…….yummmmmmmmm
Beautiful picture! Happy Birthday-just celebrated my husband’s 50th as well!!!
Happy 50th bday!!
My favorite birthday cake is simple spice cake with vanilla frosting.
Already following you on Twitter (@rachelcurrier)
Already getting your feed 🙂
‘liked’ you on FB 🙂
Happy Birthday!! My fave is Betty Crocker Cherry Chip with loads of buttercream frosting 🙂
I subscribe to your posts via Google Reader 🙂
I think Mr. Bunkycooks knows a good thing when he has one! Have a wonderful birthday and I look forward to receiving that Swag Bag 😉
I subscribe, I’m a Facebook Fan, I read your posts, I leave comments, I e-mail you, I call you…and my favorite birthday cake is Tiramisu!
Follow you on Twitter.
I now follow you on Twitter too!
p.s. Thank you for the Mountains!! They’re so beautiful, and I needed it today 🙂
I’m a fan on Facebook
I just tweeted about this post.
Okay, the required work is done. Now can I talk? Can you tell I REALLY want that swag bag…somehow my own pathetic way of feeling a part of your event!
I love to decorate cakes for other people, enjoy the planing, preparation and the piping. But for me? I love, love love homemade It’s really American but called German Chocolate Cake. Mouth watering even as I type; that’s how much!
My favorite cake is THIS ONE! What a fun, fantastic poem. Big fan of Dr. Seuss and of yours. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can’t wait to see what you come out with for your 75th!
My favorite birthday cake would have to be chocolate cake with white buttercream frosting.
I am an email subscriber.
very cute post and Happy Birthday! You really don’t look 50 at all, have a great day!
Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is a Cold Stone Ice Cream Cake….my birthday is coming up…need to start dropping hints to remind the hubs of the cake. 🙂 This would be an awesome win/birthday surprise!
My two year old would’ve loved your cake too!
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My favorite birthday cake is one with freeze flow frosting…taste almost like a cool whip frosting!
Bunky, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I love love love that cake you made. Please send me a piece 🙂
I already follow you on RSS!
For my last birthday, I had a monster party. My friends and I all dressed up as monsters, gathered a bunch of big cardboard boxes, and built a city in the front yard. Then, being monsteds, we destroyed it. Afterwards, we ate a cake that resembled the planet earth, complete with a red velvet interior, representing the molten core.
I just added you on twitter… I am ‘monstroxity’.
Happy Birthday! That cake is adorable – at least it held up long enough for the photo to be taken!
A combination of cheesecake and dulce de leche…..happy you know what…..
I’m following you on twitter (vy205)
Oh, I forgot to add this: My fave bday cake is a tiramisu/new york cheesecake hybrid, with kahlua. 🙂
Happy B-Day Bunky. Thing one & Thing two could never replace you & Mr. B knows it. Besides, your Tibetan Terrier wouldnt stand for that. My favorite birthday cake is Red Velvet. FYI, The Cat In The Hat is now a daily cartoon show on PBS. I thought it was a brilliant reference on your part.
Happy Birthday! Loved the rhyme. So well written and so hilarious too.
Let’s see, my favorite birthday cake would have to be one involving a cheesecake. Hey, my 30th birthday is in 29 days and dagnabbit, I want cheesecake! Oh, and I’ll be a newlywed too so even more reason I want cheesecake for my birthday. LOL.
I’m a fan on Facebook. I don’t think I have subscribed to your blog yet but I will. =)
Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!
Happy Birthday! My favorite is anything home made. It is the special caring and love that is put into making a birthday cake from scratch that makes it so good!
Happy 50th birthday
love the cake
Happy birthday! What a cool cake!
I love strawberry cake with cream cheese icing! Although that Cat in the Hat cake looks pretty terrific. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Oh yeah… and I follow you now on Twitter! (@pfitphealthy) Looking forward to lots of good tweets. 🙂
happy birthday! love the cake and i can imagine the adventure you went through making it :p
my favorite birthday cake would be strawberries and cream! fresh strawberries and whipped cream goodness on a moist chiffon cake!
now following you on twitter 🙂
oh, also tweeted about your awesome giveaway 😀
also now subscribed to your blog 🙂
Happy 50th sweet Gwen!! So sorry we can’t raise a glass together tonight! My favorite cake is Yummy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting (almost healthy, right?)! I already follow you on Facebook and get your Bunky Cooks emails. Sorry don’t tweet! Enjoy your special day and we’ll celebrate when you return!
Definitely anything by Coldstone Creamery… Yum!
I love red velvet and carrot cake. But I’ll take any cake I can get, especially on my birthday!
I’m a twitter follower
And I tweeted about your giveaway!
I’m a facebook fan too! Oh, and Happy Birthday!
I just became an email subscriber too
Such a pleasure to meet you today! Happy Birthday fellow food lover! I hope your field trips made it a memorable one!
My favorite Birthday cake is a rhubarb pie.
My faveorite cake is chocolate cake with buttercream icing. Nice and simple!!
Happy Birthday…what an awesome cake, sorry it toppled over on you! The kiddo’s saw me looking at it and they love your post! I also thought your rhyme was so great! I can’t tell you a favorite b-day cake, I love all cakes! I already follow you on Twitter, BTW:)
Chocolate, chocolate, double chocolate!
what a fun cake Gwen, and a fun way to celebrate 50. You got a great sense of humor and that my friend will carry you far more than thing 1 or thing 2. Happy Belated Birthday…. and thanks for the beautiful sunrise. oh, italian cream cake
I absolutely loved every single thing about this post! Your cake is fantastic 🙂 My favorite bday cake is the one I made my boyfriend- it was in the shape of a mountain, chocolate cake and vanilla frosting yumo!
And I forgot to say Happy Birthday!! and I follow you on twitter 🙂
My mom used to make a cake that looks like a hamburger for my brother for his birthday every year, so I decided to make my own version of it for my birthday a couple years ago! It was fantastic! Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting because I cannot get enough chocolate!
Oh how funny. LOVED this post. AND happy birthday to you. If it helps, there are *some* who are actually beating you in that age department although I won’t mention who that might be. hehe *coughmecough*
My favorite birthday cake? ANY cake that someone else has made or bought for me. I’m still holding my breath for that one. LOL
I am a follower of your blog already via email notifications.
Happy Birthday! Loved that cake, too!
Happy birthday once again Gwen!
What a beautiful cake n that rhyme was funny 🙂
Happy 50th birthday! The cake looks super and perfect for any age! or kids at heart.
My favorite cake is fruit cake that either I make it or get it from local bakery that makes a vegan/vegetarian cakes!
I will send out twitter about it too! Happy birthday.
I thought you wrote about separate comment for twitter. I just sent out tweet about it: Cookingsols FYI.
What a great cake!
My personal favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Simple, but delicious.
I am so impressed you made that cake! And, almost more impressed your wrote that long Dr. Seuss-style rhyming poem. 😉 HAPPY birthday!!! For my birthday, my favorite is definitely decadent chocolate cake.
I follow you on Twitter too!
And I am a facebook fan. 🙂
Favorite cake – strawberry!
I follow you on Twitter
tweeted about it
My favorite birthday cake is a yummy vanilla one with strawberries!
Happy belated birthday!
I follow you on Twitter!
And I’m a fan on Facebook!
I’m also a subscriber!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! This is a fabulous post for a fabulous birthday, love the rhyme and the cake is freaking amazing.
Happy Birthday! Love your 50th cake and post! My favorite cake at the moment is tiramisu! I am following you on Twitter (and tweeted) and Facebook!
I absolutely love that you made a Cat in the Hat cake for your 50th birthday!
My favorite birthday cakes are either cheesecake or ice cream cakes.
Angel food cake with lavender infused whipped cream. I love your cat in the hat cake!
Happy birthday to you… sorry I’m late but I have an excuse you might relate to. The memory is slowing going, and I’m considered releasing Thing One and Thing Two in my house as well. You see I’ll be fifty on Monday. Ah it’s not so bad just a bit slower 🙂
Your cake is fabulous and poem a riot!!!!!
I’m now a fan of Facebook! Loved the Cake! What a wonderful way to Celebrate 50!
My favorite birthday cake is white cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting,
Thanks, Bunky. Favorite cake is something wet and not too sweet, like a German chocolate cake, tiramisu or a chocolate-coffee cake.
Hey Gwen 🙂
Wow! I have missed a lot here huh? Been having so much on my plate lately – but glad I caught your birthday post 🙂 even if I did miss the actual day. I hope you had a fantastic day (the cake sure must have been fun!) and uh…..Happy 50th!!!
Great giveaway – wish I could participate!
Favorite birthday cake would have to be Red Velvet. Definitely!
I felt so lucky to get one of those bags at FBF Atlanta. Seriously, you guys, it’s full of the best stuff! My friends and I killed most of it that very night, especially the Bella Cucina stuff. I’m not entering to win another bag (better to spread the good fortune around to someone who hasn’t had one yet), but my favorite birthday cake is dark chocolate with peanut butter frosting! I need to post something about that cake soon. Just thinking about it is making me wonder why I’m not baking it right now.
Hilarious. happy Birthday! My favorite cake is one that include chocolate ganache!
Send the goodies to me-I’m in Asheville!
Happy birthday, Gwen !!! Your cake is great !!! I’m sure you will have more fun at 50 than at 40 !!!
Happy birthday Gwen!!! and I’m sure Mr. B would never trade you in, although I thought of you other rhymes for your cat in the hat tribute……but at our age we would need much too much sleep anyway…..lol
hope you had a great day!
Happy belated birthday to you! What a fun one to celebrate….and with your own fancy cake nonetheless. Hmmm, maybe lemon raspberry or german chocolate are favorites. Hard to choose one. Already following you on Twitter!
I am glad I caught this post. A very Happy Belated Birthday to you Gwen! I like your rhyme 🙂 My boys really enjoyed Cat in the Hat when they were little and we had all the books and videos. That was certainly a cute cake you made.
My favorite cake? Probably the German chocolate or the exotic pandan layered cake…..really yummy!
Oh yum!!! Happy Birthday. Gwen! Your hatcake looks delicious! My favorite birthday cake is a Harvey Wallbanger cake…yep, the delicious liquer is an ingredient in the cake and the icing… perfect for after dinner! Many happy returns to birthday cake-baking!
happy belated birthday! looks like you had a good one! my favorite birthday cake is a chocolate, chocolate, chocolate one! :O)
Bravo! Happy birthday. I didn’t realize that we’re the same age (though I am about 6 months younger than you! can you make one of those for my birthday? 🙂
My favorite cake is cheesecake, maybe with a hint of white chocolate, but nothing else. It’s what we had at our wedding and what I could eat every day for breakfast and dinner (nothing beats cheesecake with coffee).
Your cake was amazing. I wouldn’t even attempt something that extraordinary. Kudos to you on the culinary work of art as well as the poetic masterpiece.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! In honor of your birthday, I have followed your RSS feed.
I also stalk you on twitter as of yesterday, actually, and cant figure out why it took me so long.
Happy Birthday Gwen !!! I love the poem so much I think this site should be called Mrs Seuss Cooks
My favorite birthday cake ever was when my wife made cake to look like little pieces of sushi. It was awesome.
We ate it at a sushi place.
Oh, and I followed!
My favorite birthday cake is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting all dairy & gluten free if you please!
I follow you on Twitter
I am a fan on Facebook too 🙂
I also tweeted about the giveaway!
My favorite cake is red velvet cake. I could eat the whole cake myself it my family would let me.
I love yellow cupcakes with lots and lots of buttercream frosting!’. Happy birthday!!
I’m a fall baby, so my favorite birthday cake is pumpkin cheesecake!
Oh, and I also followed you on Twitter.
I’m following you on Twitter (ellenfitz).
I allready follow you on twitter and am signing up for your rss feed. Plus I follow you on facebook.
I really want the bag of goodies since I could not join you this year. Hopefully next year.
I became a fan on Facebook…
I tweeted about your giveaway (ellenfitz).
I subscribed to your RSS feed for your blog.
My favorite birthday cake is one I didn’t have to bake myself! I also love a good New York-style cheesecake for my birthday. (BTW – Happy 50th to you.)
My favorite birthday cake is chocolate with (Surprise!) a bourbon cream icing! LOL
How fun…Happy Belated Birthday!!! I am already with you on Twitter and FB…
Cheesecake! Anyway, hope you had a fantastic Birthday…And that cake is so cool (I am too old to say that, lol)
That cake is amazing. My favorite birthday cakes are ice cream cakes. Been having them since I was 5.
I followed you on twitter, I became a fan on Facebook and got the link to work and now subscribe to RSS feed please let me win!!
Mmm… my favorite birthday cake… a new york style cheesecake.
second best, my mom made me a super tall tiramisu once. SO good.
I already follow you on twitter – via @spabettie 🙂
I am now a BC fan on FB ! 🙂
Awww! Happy birthday! That cake is awesome! I always got oatmeal raisin cookie cakes for my birthday. Yum!
I follow you on twitter. My handle is @mannadonn
I just “liked” your FB page. 😉
OK fave birthday cake is a dark chocolate chai cake that my favorite little bakery in town makes. Amazing.
I just subscribed through RSS. Now pick me, pick me!!! 😉
Favorite birthday cake? Anything chocolate! And guess what: I just turned 50 this past summer. Happy 50th Birthday to both of us. 🙂
I already follow you on Twitter. (@Cooks_Books)
I just tweeted about your giveaway — and asked for the link there!
From what I can tell, I already “Like” your Facebook page. That means I’m a fan, right? Sorry, but I’m not savvy on Facebook!
Thanks for this chance at a giveaway!
My favorite birthday cake is Cookies ‘n Cream/chocolate Ice Cream cake!!!
I am subscribed to BD in my reader 🙂
oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! 😀
GWEN!!! It was a bad work week for me. I completely blew wishing you a happy birthday. Hope it was a great one. And I LOVE your cake.
My Favourite birthday cake – chocolate mud cake.
Favourite cake I’ve made – my son’s Lightning McQeen birthday cake last year for his 5th birthday.
I haven’t seen a cat in the hat cake like this – it’s fantastic, and I love the poem too. Happy Birthday to you!
I just stumbled across your beautiful blog, Happy 50th, Bunky…better late than never
My favorite cake is classic: vanilla with vanilla cream frosting (and lots of sprinkles)!
My favorite birthday cake is an angelfood cake w/ buttercream frosting and sprinkles that my gramma would make!!
‘Like’ you on my Facebook!!
Also subscribed to your.RSS email feed!
Oh my gosh! That is the prettiest Cat in the Hat cake I’ve ever seen!! Well done.
My favorite bday cake is strawberry boston creme!!
I already like you on facebook!
My favorite b-day cake is a lemon lime jello poke cake. mmm..!