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Showing posts with label Birthday Cakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birthday Cakes. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Olivia's 13th Birthday and The Pink Cake from Vintage Cakes’s Julie Richardson

Olivia and the Pink Cake


Left to right: Uncle Monte, Olivia and Uncle Andrew 
         Our god-daughter Olivia just turned 13 this month.  That’s a milestone in any girl’s life.  It’s also a pretty big one in ours too.  Andrew and I went to see her the day she was born and she’s been a big part of our lives ever since.  She’s grown into someone we are so proud to call our own.  She’s lovely, poised, and talented.  She has manners that would make any parent proud.  And she’s a sheer delight to be around.  So it’s only natural that Uncle Andrew would go all out for this year’s festivities.  He baked two kinds of Whoopie Pies for her all-girl Birthday party and we’ll get to those in a future post. But  today I wanted to share the every-girl’s-dream-cake that he made. You see, Olivia gets a festival of birthdays.  There's one for her friends. There's one with her family.  And there's one we call “The Uncle’s Birthday” which is where Andrew and I join forces with Olivia’s other uncles, Shawn and Terry, and celebrate.  And that’s where the Pink Cake appeared.  But before we get to the cake, a few words about pink.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Perfect (Birthday) Party Cake adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking: From My Home to Yours”



         I was quite surprised to see that my Facebook Birthday reminders numbered 10 for this week.  It was by far the highest number I’d seen in a while and I wondered what on earth had caused this minor baby boom.  So I did some math.  It was then I discovered that if you’re born around this time, you were a twinkle in your parent’s eyes right around Christmas.  Apparently they seized upon the season to be jolly and you’re the living proof.  And to prove my point, according to Facebook, there another 16 September birthdays still to celebrate.  So I thought it might be fun to send you all a virtual birthday cake, something Andrew baked a little while ago that’s simply terrific.  With any luck, someone will take it upon himself or herself to bake you the real thing first chance they get.  This cake is truly worthy of any kind of celebration.