thanks toots, qsis, merstar, and beginner chef.
bc, i'd still love the recipe no matter when you get it from your mom.
ok, i had to go to a doc, get my birthday shopping done, make dinner, do the bathtime-bedtime ritual, then pick up the ingredients for the cake, and cards from myself and boy, so i cheated and bought a box of white cake mix, a bag of coconut, and can of whipped cream frosting.
my boy and i made it this morning, and it came out great.
i would like to have gotten more of the coconut into the cake instead of just the frosting, and i'd like to make it from scratch next time, so i will be copying and trying the recipes that yous guys have posted.
thanks a bunch!