If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d ‘ve Baked a Cake!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d ‘ve  Baked a Cake!


My sixth birthday party, complete with an angel food birthday cake!
I wear the star party “hat of honor”, in the front left of the photo.
March 1964

              If I knew you were coming‘ Id’ve baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake…
The words to this 1950 Eileen Barton tune, always come to mind when my birthday rolls around. (This line is even spoken by Francis the talking mule, toward the end of his first feature film, Francis.) It not only makes me think of that oh so delicious birthday cake, but brings back memories of my 4 year-old daughter happily dancing to this tune with her preschool dance class.

Hear If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d ‘ve  Baked a Cake, here.

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Pretty in pink, Martese, in her dance recital costume.
Spring, 1995 

My Happy Trifecta of Birthday Cakes

I love celebrating my birthday with family and friends!  It is a happy time to enjoy each other’s company, and share birthday cake! Yum! This year I was treated to not just one, not just two, but three birthday cakes! :o) :o)  :o)

The week prior to my birthday, I enjoyed a visit to Florida to see my eldest son, his wife,  and their family. On my final day of the visit, they presented me with a birthday
Key Lime Pie. YUM! 

Five days later, on my actual birthday,  I shared an ice cream cake with my son and his girlfriend. YUM! :o)

The following day, I was treated to my traditional birthday cake, Raspberry Continental,
prepared by my other son, and his family, for my birthday celebration. YUM! :o)

It was a fun and delicious birthday!  According to my friend, Barb, my birthday is not over just yet.  She subscribes to the belief that all birthdays should be celebrated for a month, not just a single day. Sounds like great advice to me! :o)


This delicious (Publix) Florida Key Lime Pie,
was enjoyed on the last day of my visit to see my eldest son, his wife, and 
in Florida.
February 24 (five days before my birthday)


I enjoyed an Ice Cream Cake with my youngest son and girlfriend
on my March 2nd birthday.


My traditional birthday cake, Raspberry Continental, a surprise created by my
second born son and his family, for my family birthday celebration on March 3.

For the recipe for this Raspberry Continental cake, click here.

Check out these other I’m Annette birthday posts from previous years,
by clicking on the link

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and Me, 2014

Delighting in Dubai,2014

Annette and Dale’s Excellent European Adventure, Part 1, Germany
Annette and Dale’s Excellent European Adventure, Part 1, Germany

My Birthday with Disney, 2016

Queen for a Day, 2017

Today marks the sixth anniversary of my blog I’m Annette!
To see my very first blog post, click

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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My seven year-old self, enjoying my (angel food) birthday cake.  :o)

March 1965

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11 Responses to If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d ‘ve Baked a Cake!

  1. Renee Kayser says:

    Love that you embrace your birthday! Never have I had key lime pie, or an ice cream cake or even a raspberry cake. Now the angel food cake is my favorite.But it must be bald. I do not care for frosting on my angel food. No fruit no ice cream. Wishing you the Happiest of birthdays all month long!🎂🍧


    • oltimetv says:

      They were all delicious! :o) When I was young, a homemade angel food cake was my birthday cake of choice,
      and I’m still a fan.
      Thank you for reading, and let me know if you ever try a key lime pie, ice cream cake, or the Raspberry Continental recipe. :o)


  2. bwbuttons@q.com says:

    Loved sharing your big day with you and all the delicious looking cakes.Happy Birthday Annette, all month long! You deserve it.


  3. Donna and Tony says:

    You are correct…your birthday is not over yet. :O)



  4. Michelle says:

    Happy birthday Annette!! Can’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than with your children. How thoughtful and loving they are!!


  5. greg says:

    Happy Birthday Month Annette! I loved seeing the all vintage cakes! All 3 of this year’s cakes look delicious! Red Velvet was my childhood cake of choice. Wishing you health and happiness in your coming year!


    • oltimetv says:

      Thank you, Greg! Fun to hear that your childhood favorite was the Red Velvet varieity! You had a sophisticated palete for a little tyke. :o) I believe I was about 14 when I went from angel food to Raspberry Continental for my birthday choice. Thanks for reading!


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