Andrew is a friend from work. Don't tell him, because he has a big enough head already, but he'll always be special to me. He became my mentor at my very first job after graduation and generously taught me everything I needed to know. His belief in me helped me find the confidence I needed to get my feet under me. He's a straight shooter and always chooses practical action over abstract theory. He's the guy you call when you need to know how to get it done. Seriously, don't tell him I said so, but there's hardly anything he doesn't know a whole lot about.
For Mother's Day for his lovely wife, he ordered her favorite, vanilla/vanilla. So, for his birthday, I made him what I know to be one of his favorites, chocolate/chocolate as a fun birthday surprise. Here they are, just some summertime joy, cupcake style.