I love my early September birth date. It usually falls on or right near Labor Day, so I get a day off. I love it. Last year, my birthday actually fell right on my BYU Cougars' season opener. So what did I do? I threw myself a tailgate birthday party. Since it was my birthday, and I was playing hostess, I kept it easy. We ordered In n' Out for all our friends. Kind of a lazy compared to our usual tailgates but it was freaking delicious and relaxing...and it was my birthday. I didn't want to be stressed or prepping in the kitchen.
As a birthday girl, I have never had a problem communicating what birthday cake I wanted and when. My mom spoiled me as a kid making fun, often-themed and delicious cakes. Now that I'm an adult I have no problem making sure I get what cake my birthday heart desires. We can't make it a secret, folks. Don't wait around for your spouse, family or friends to guess what you are wanting or if you want them to make it for you. As much as I love to bake I just haven't made my own birthday cake. I like to take it easy on my birthday and heaven knows I'd be making homemade curd, pastry cream and multiple layers just for fun. So, in my married life I have always selected a different local bakery to make my cake and been incredibly happy with the results. It's a good thing Utah has so many great selections!
Last year, The Chocolate Dessert Cafe made my birthday cake. I chose their vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, dubbed the "Kitty Katrina." It's my favorite layer cake from The Chocolate. Boy was it ever good. We served it with homemade ice cream after the football game and had such a great after-party-birthday-party!
I can't wait to share what I selected for this year's birthday cake! It's already ordered and I've been craving it for months!
What cake do you ask for on your birthday?