This cake could not have been perfect, which made the next step in the recipe so difficult! The recipe instructed me to crumble up the entire cake while it was still warm (of course, I had to sample it to make sure it tasted good!) into a bowl and mix it with cream cheese frosting.
After rolling the cake and frosting mixture into small balls, I dunked them in white almond bark. This is the delectable finished product: cake truffles! The recipe for cake truffles has been passed around the company where I work, and my husband's birthday was the perfect opportunity to try it out myself!
And as the main gift, the one he has been waiting for, I bought him a new drill. We have numerous pictures and other home decor things that are still in boxes due to not having something to hang things on the walls. We went to Lowe's about a month ago, and he was able to pick out the one he liked. I was glad to be able to save up and give him a gift that he has wanted for so long.
I have known this for awhile, but it really hit home on Thursday: I absolutely love doing things for him. I loved being able to spend the day with him and cooking food for him that I knew he would enjoy. I loved giving him a present that he was looking forward to for so long. And when all was said and done, on his birthday when everyone is calling to tell him (or sing to him) happy birthday, he said the sweetest and most humbling thing to me as we were getting ready for bed on Thursday night: "I am so glad that you got to take a day off from work and rest. I hope it was a restful day for you, even though you were busy cooking." I almost cried at how thoughtful he was in saying such a thing. All I cared about was that he had a fun and relaxing birthday, and all he cared about was that I enjoyed the day as much, if not more, than he did. I could not even come close to asking for more in the love I have received.