Mom’s 80th & DBF’s 8th is no coincidence.
DeathbedFood is my baby. It’s 8 years old now but no matter how grown up it may be, it’s still my baby. That makes it my mom’s grandchild. It’s her 80th birthday and that’s no coincidence. In fact it makes total sense as she is the co-creator of DeathbedFood along with my dad.
My mom is equally responsible for my foodie-ism-ness. She was the first mom on our block to get a Cuisiant, snagging the first model they ever made. My mother was the consummate hostess, entertaining groups of 15 from my dad’s business circle at our suburban home on Martha Stewart’s level, way before “Martha Stewart” existed. She taught my 4-H class how to make ice cream cake with filo dough. And she beamed when my father raved about the dinner she prepared, telling us that the dish was now what he wanted to have on his death bed.
To celebrate her special day we decided to get her a Susie Cakes cake. This is not an ad but I think Susie Cakes makes the BEST store bought cake you can get. I was a skeptic. I grew up with my mom making DeathbedFood Amish apple pies with homemade crust, DeathbedFood cake recipes from my grandma and laying the foundation for my making a DeathbedFood red velvet cake (see our customized recipe here).
Most bakery cakes irritate me. They are served too cold and thereby stale. Few things worse than stale, fresh cake. But not at Susie Cakes. No, theirs is room temperature allowing for the frosting to be savored and the fresh cake to taste, well, fresh. My mom loves lemon – lemon anything. Though I despise the citrus staple, we got her their luscious lemon cake and she couldn’t have been happier.
Happy birthday mom! Thank you for being 1/2 the reason DeathbedFood exists. Here’s to many more!