I went to a birthday party today. The birthday cake was a dense chocolate cake with chocolate filling, from a local baker. It was nicely decorated and quite tasty but, to my mind, it didn’t hold a patch to the butterfly-shaped chocolate cake with vanilla icing that my mom made for my ninth birthday party.
Everyone I know has a favourite birthday cake. Most often they are home-made, from Mom or Grandma's recipe. They have made-from-scratch icing and cute but clumsy decorations.
My friend Karen has passed her love of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting on to her girls. My daughter made a very popular cake decorated with green icing and lots of little plastic army men. My friend Amy made her kids red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. My mother-in-law had a particular fondness for vanilla sponge cake, filled with raspberry jam.
What’s your favourite birthday cake?