Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday with Donuts!

The Friday Nut

The older I get, the more surprised I am at what happens on my birthday. Never being one to make a big deal out of my day, I'm very happy to be surrounded by some amazing friends who often do. Our loyal donut hunters Deb and Sara, who are both very dear to me, went to some special lengths this past Monday for the Donut Man. Sara, keeping me diverted at dinner and off track from what Deb was planning, and Deb working double time on the cake....which as you can guess involved Donuts. Not only involved donuts, but was constructed entirely of DONUTS! I had died and gone to heaven. The best part of this event was that Deb actually called our local Market Basket at 8:00am and inquired as to whether they could make a "Donut Cake" or not. The conversation went a little something like this:

8:00am 10/17/2011
Deb: "Yes, hi, I have special request for a friend. Can you make a cake out of donuts?"
Baker: "Well, I don't know. We've never done that."
Deb: "I understand that, but you do make your donuts on-sight correct?"
Baker: "Yes."
Deb: "Well, could you then just take a bunch of the dough and combine it into 1 big jelly donut or something  that we could decorate?"
Baker: (laughing) "Well, we could certainly try...why not?"
Deb: "Excellent, I'll check back around lunch time."
Baker: "Ok, no promises though."

Deb: "Ya hi, this is Deb the woman who called about the Donut Cake."
Baker: "Yes, hi Deb. We really tried, but unfortunately we could get it to come together like a cake."
Deb: "Blast!" "Thanks for trying. You do have donuts though right?"
Baker: "Yes, several varieties."
Deb: "Ok, I'll be there after work."

After which the mad dash ensued to Market Basket to 1) buy the donuts , 2) get home before me , 3) Assemble them into a cake (inject rum...yes rum) and 4) frost them into a concrete like mass of cake and alcohol which was amazing. All while Sara was distracting me with an elaborate ruse of Chinese food and Mai Tais...hmmm, it worked.

Not only am I thoroughly impressed by the team at the local Market Basket for actually trying to pull this off, but I am truly grateful to have people in my life who care enough to do something this meaningful for the Donut Man. 36 will be a Birthday to remember always. Thank you Deb and Sara.

Always appreciate the people and the little gestures in life...especially when a donut is involved.