My Birthday Cake

My birthday was on Friday, and since I’m the baker in the family, I decided to make myself a birthday cake.  I didn’t ask anyone what kind of cake they wanted.  I didn’t ask them how they wanted it decorated.  I just made what I wanted to make.  And here it is:

My Birthday Cake

My favorite cake is chocolate cake, and my favorite cake recipe is Beatty’s Chocolate Cake Recipe by Ina Garten on Food Network.  This cake is a chocolate cake with buttercream icing.  I’ll share the recipe later.

It’s purple because my birthday is in February and the birthstone is amethyst.  Plus, I like purple.  It’s a rose cake because rose cakes are pretty, and because they are fast and easy, but they don’t look fast and easy.  But let’s make that our little secret.  If you want to know how to make a rose cake, here’s my favorite tutorial.

I’d love to show you a slice of this cake, but I can’t.  “Why?”, you ask.  Because I have an 18 year old son.  He decided to do me a favor and carry it over to my daughter’s house.  He set it on the counter, but he didn’t really set it on the counter.  So it fell on the ground.   Thank God I took a photo before we left the house!

Those of you who decorate cakes and cookies know that this is exactly why we, and by “we” I mean cake and cookie decorators, insist on transporting our creations ourselves.  No one else will be as careful as we are because no one else knows how much work went into that edible work of art.

By the way, we were still able to eat the cake.  That cake carrier is amazing.  The lid did not come off but the whole cake fell sideways and upside down.  So we scraped it off of the lid and cut it and ate it.  It was delicious, but it was not pretty.