Saturday 12 March 2011

Yay! Birthday Cake!

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?


Lyne said...

My favorite birthday cakes were the ones my Mom made for me - usually angel food cakes with a glazed frosting or 7 minutes frosting, along with peach tree blossoms. Second favorite was chocolate cake - also baked by my Mom!

Aunt B said...

I saw the post on Facebook about the peach blossoms. What a lovely memory to have.