November 06, 2007

I’m Gonna Bake My Cake and Eat It Too


Today is my birthday and I’m making and eating cake! Lots of it. Some people seem sad when I tell them I made my own birthday cake, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I also made ribs for my birthday dinner and both of those things made me happy. I like being in the kitchen so being able to create a big meal, complete with dessert is fun for me. Hear that? It’s fun! That means if I get one more person give me a look like their dog just died when I tell them I made my own cake, I’m going to shove a piece of it in their pitiful face. But it’s tasty cake, so maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.


I actually made myself two birthday cakes. The first one is pictured here; a mint-white-and-dark-cheesecake. We ate half of it last night with friends and there was still half of the cheesecake left when we were finished, so I assumed we could continue eating that today on my actual birthday. Mom then informed me that I needed to have a new cake for my birthday and that I should therefore bake myself one! I was happy to comply, (and for the record, Dad offered to make my second cake for me but I insisted that I would do it) and decided to return to my traditional birthday gateau which is a black forest cake. There will be more pictures of that one tomorrow, possibly even with a recipe. I’m currently stuffed full of cake and ready for bed. Please take a piece of cake with you when you go.


46 comments:

K & S said...

Otanjoobi Omedetoo Gozaimasu! Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best in the kitchen and for the next year :)

Manggy said...

I remember you telling me about that, Brilynn! I can't wait to see the Black Forest but this cheesecake looks divine too! Happy birthday! (Maligayang bati!)

nicisme said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a super day!
Your cheesecake looks to die for.
PS. I always make my own birthday cakes too!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Brilynn! I can't imagine anyone being able to make you a tastier or prettier birthday cake than you. :-)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Happy Birthday! This dessert looks fantastic! How fun that you get to enjoy exactly what you want for your special day!

Quellia said...

Too early in the morning for such a decadent cheesecake, but thanks for the offer. Happy Birthday, I hope you enjoyed both your cakes, and your ribs were succulent!

Anne said...

Happy birthday! :)

Lydia said...

Happy, happy birthday! You definitely deserve two cakes -- and ribs, too. What a fun way to celebrate.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday!

Jerry said...

Happy Birthday Hon!

Here's wishing you many, many more!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend!
I'm sure you'll have a kick-ass party and loads of love from the ones around you!

Bernice said...

Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your big day!

Dana said...

Happy birthday :). Live it up!

Elly said...

Happy birthday! The cheesecake sounds and looks delicious!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday! Yummy looking cake!

Laura Rebecca said...
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Laura Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday! What a cool looking cake!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Bri!!! I can actually understand the baking of your own birthday cake. Who knows what you love better than you.

Have another big piece for me. Great creation.

Kalyn said...

Happy birthday! Your cake looks gorgeous.

Marce said...

Feliz cumpleaños!!! And I definitely understand about not being bad to make your own cake, since you can make just what you crave, but I still like cakes people do for me too actually. Anyways, happy birthday and I hope you celebrate all over the place. Kisses

Mandy said...

Happy birthday Brilynn! Your cake looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see the second cake tomorrow. :)

eatme_delicious said...

Yummy that cake sounds delicious. People had the exact same reaction when I told them I made my birthday cake (well it was a pie, but still). Some people don't understand how awesome it is having a great excuse to make whatever kind of cake you want and only worry about pleasing yourself.

eatme_delicious said...

Oh and happy birthday! :)

Kelly-Jane said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful cake :)

Marvin said...

Happy Birthday Brilynn! And I don't think it's sad at all that you made your own birthday cake.

Deborah said...

Happy, happy birthday!! There is nothing wrong with making your own cake - I wanted to make my own cake for my birthday at work, but they wouldn't let me and bought one instead. Believe me, it would have been better if they would have let me make it!!

gigi said...

Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true!

Maria said...

I hope you had a Fabulous Birthday!! You deserve the best!! I hope you found time to celebrate on your special day!

Polly said...

Happy Birthday!! And that "looking at you like your dog just died" look is exactly what I got this year when I told people I made my own. Seriously, don't people understand that baking is a hobby?? :o)

Have a dy-no-mite day!!

Anita said...

Wow... gorgeous cake.

And a very happy birthday! :D

Baking Soda said...

Just like my mom tuttut's me when I show her what I made for my birthday...it's not sad it's fun!
Happy Birthday, wishing you all the best and fun in the kitchen!

Love chocolate and mint, I'll grab a piece and go to bed...

janelle said...

Happy Birthday Brilynn!

Cynthia said...

Brilynn! a very happy brithday to you my friend. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Have a good one.

SimplePleasures said...

would you be willing to share this recipe? it looks so good that i want to try it. happy birthday ;p

Elle said...

Happy, happy Birthday Brilynn! The cake looks fantastic...think I'll take a piece home with me :)

Annie said...

Happy B-day! The cake looks great! My mom always used to make her own birthday cake too! Since she's gotten older I've taken over, happily!

Peabody said...

Happy Birthday Brylynn... I almost always make my cake too.

Joe said...

Happy Birthday you!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

hey! happy birthday!

ley said...

Happy birthday! Mine was the 5th! I like making my own cakes, too- you always get exactly what you want that way. :)

Meeta said...

Ohhhh! Happy Happy Birthday Sweetie. YOu desrve not only cake but everything else your heart desires. Hugs always!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I love your attitude Brilynn. I'm always happy to bake Birthday Cake even when it's mine. And since I'm late could you please shove that one in my face . . . I think I'd find it much to my liking.

lydia hamre said...

This looks so yummy. I'm not usually a cake person, cheesecakes yes but regular cakes no. This definitely screams, Happy Birthday.

Jeanne said...

Oh, happy birthday! Hope you have another wonderful year ahead and I look forward to sharing in your baking adventures :) As for the sound of this cake... you're killing me here!! Awesome.

Ellie said...

Ugh, I'm such a doofus, I opened this page to leave a birthday message ages ago then got distracted with my stupid study stuff :( :(

Hope you had a wonderful birthday hon :)

Anashock said...

Happy Birthday and remember that a birthday without a cake is not a birthday.