It is Fall here. Fall brings cooler weather, changing colors, ripening fruit, and, best of all, my youngest daughter's birthday. My baby just turned 20. I no longer have a teenager in my home. The September she was born followed a very hot, dry and uncomfortable summer. It was wonderful to have such a pretty, pink and healthy baby in my arms. Then, a day or so later, she started turning yellow.....nothing really serious, just a bout of jauntice that was solved by her sleeping under special UV lights. Anyway, her color reminded me of peaches, so I started calling her Peaches. I called her Peaches for a long time. I don't remember when I stopped, but I do remember that she seemed annoyed by the name sometime before the age of 10. Sometimes, now, I slip and call her Peaches. She looks up with her large, brown Bambi eyes through her long dark eyelashes, and I remember my beautiful peach baby from that September, 20 years ago. For my fabulous baby daughter, I present Peaches Weecakies: peach cake made with fresh peaches from my garden, dipped in peach-colored white chocolate. Some are actually peach-shaped, with the leaves and a small chocolate twig on top. The others are more formal petit-fours, dipped in colored white chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate, topped with a peach colored flower. Celebrate peaches and the end of summer with sweet Peaches Weecakies.
P.S. Have a very happy and fulfilling year my dear Peaches. I love you :) Mom