Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Birthday Celebration

Today is a very special birthday -- it's not often you celebrate a 150th Birthday --

But Fort Scott, as well as towns and cities across Kansas, are celebrating our state's 150th Birthday -- for on January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th State to enter the Union.

And what better way to celebrate a Sesquicentennial than with a cake -- and no ordinary cake. It's the work of famed cake artist Rebecca Sutterby of Sugar Creations. And it is truly a work of art!!!

We had a grand birthday party for Kansas today -- and although neither Husband Jim nor myself are Kansans by birth, our roots do go deep into Kansas. My ancestors arrived in Kansas long before she celebrated her 10th birthday and actually lived not far from where we do today.

The party was held at the Fort Scott National Historic Site -- and it was great to hear the crowd sing the State Song of Kansas -- Home on the Range before the birthday cake was cut and the celebration began!!!!

I must admit that although I'm not a Kansan by birth, Kansas is my favorite state. I'm joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Happy Birthday to Kansas. Love the birthday cake. It is truly stunning. Sounds like such a fun day. Hugs, Marty

From the Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to the great state of Kansas! That is a beautiful cake--befitting a beautiful state.


Savannah Granny said...

Awesome cake. I love the bison, sunflowers, all of it. So great that you get to join the celebration of the wonderful state of Kansas. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

On Crooked Creek said...

Today was record breaking weather on the prairie. Quite fitting for a 150th Birthday, I'd say! Thanks for posting this joyous celebration!

Rebecca said...

I AM a Kansan by birth! Three of our grandchildren live in McPherson. One told us he had a birthday party at school! Happy Birthday to a wonderful state with the most gorgeous sunsets and friendly people we have ever known.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Now that is some cake! I enlarged the photo, so I could see it better. The details are incredible. She really is an artist. Happy Birthday to Kansas! thanks so much for linking this post to Favorite Things. (I also enjoyed reading your thoughts about your love for your State). laurie