The birthday yesterday of one of my bosses here at Fresh got me thinking.
What happened to all the birthday cakes? I think as adults we seem to reach a certain age and for whatever reason the good old bday cake starts failing to materialize. Instead we are treated to a special homemade dinner or a meal out with dessert. Don’t get me wrong this is great and all but it sure isn’t the same as a good old-fashioned cake like grandma used to make. They have a saying in Thailand “same, same but different.”
Supposedly the famous Queen Mary Antoinette said ” Let them eat cake”. Well you can’t eat cake if nobody made you one can you!
It’s a given that all kids should have cake on their birthday - that goes without saying. I remember my fav one that mum used to make me. It was a Humpty-Dumpty cake(because my birthday used to fall around Easter). She’d make a chocolate cake wall with the bricks marked out on it and perched atop it a Chocolate Easter egg with pipe-cleaners for arms and legs. She then used marshmallows for the eyes and face and surrounded the wall with my plastic soldiers.(Awesome one mum!) I’m hoping she might surprise me by whipping one up for my 40th.
Which leads me to what I’m really trying to say on behalf of the cake-less many. Let’s be honest, as adults we’re really still a big kid inside anyway and that kid(are you hearing this mums, dads, wives, husbands, grandmas, relatives, sons, daughters and friends?) next birthday would really like a birthday cake. (That we can share of course.) Even a bought one would do.
P.S. If you were wondering I am sure the Fresh bosses had lots of cake : ) although probably not Humpty-Dumpty.
And for some inspiration here’s some great cake ideas from our site…..
Red Velvet Cake (that’s the one in the pic at the top of the story)
It is a very dramatic looking cake with an unusual bright red colour that is sharply contrasted by a creamy white frosting.
Irish Chocolate cake
The “Irishness” of this choice chocolate cake is thanks not only to the lovely liqueur used in the filling, but also to a certain, very Irish ingredient in the mixture, which contributes to its moistness.
Or this as an alternative;
A cake recipe with a twist. This icecream cake recipe is ideal for those who don’t like traditional cakes. Oh, and the kids will love it, fruit and all.
All perfect for someone’s next birthday!