Today I took a break from Halloweegan to celebrate I Love Lucy's birthday. I Love Lucy is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I had to make an I Love Lucy cake to celebrate its anniversary!
Oddly enough, I only recently became a Lucy fan. Before that, I used to find Mrs. Ricardo very annoying and over the top, but now I really appreciate her crazy shenanigans and over-the-topness! I must have mainly based my dislike of the character on annoying Lucy impersonators that exaggerate her flamboyance.
Lucy rocks! She's a woman in the 1950's who does whatever she wants to do and never listens to her husband. She never does what Ricky tells her to do or not to do. She knows what she wants and she's going to do whatever it takes to get it. Of course, she always finds a way to get in trouble and make a big mess of things, generally with the help of the very underrated Ethel.
So here's my tribute to Lucy, Ethel, Ricky, and Fred. Sorry about the terrible pictures. It was late and I had to use artificial light. This was a simple vanilla cake with a sweet raspberry filling and frosting. Check out my new Lucy mug!