Thursday, November 6, 2008
Birthdays & Cakes
Today is my Honey's birthday. Not a mile marker one (that came a few years back), but just another day to him. We're not typically a big hoopla birthday kind of family but we enjoy the girls coming home for birthdays & we usually just go out for dinner somewhere. My biggest problem on birthdays is trying to decide what cake to bake or even to bake one at all. I always feel guilty though if I buy a cake. Somehow that makes me feel as though they have been cheated in someway. I will admit though that a few times a purchased cake would have been a better choice. I have managed to burn, under cook, and once, many years ago, even had a recipe that called for a "bit" of salt and somehow I managed to give it a "bit too much". But all in all I truly enjoy baking birthday cakes. Now my Honey, loves chocolate cake with chocolate icing, but I would much rather have a carrot cake, coconut cake or any kind of pound cake. I know each time that I make a cake for him, that he will have a piece or two and then that whole cake just sits there taunting me and just waiting to be eaten. I eventually will inevitably be the one who eats it and I'm not that fond of chocolate cake but I will not throw it out! Does this kind of stuff happen to you? It is like that cake is just calling and coaxing and saying here I am, you took time to make me and no one else is going to eat me, so you'd better make a cup of tea and sit right down and have a bite right now. And so I do.