Birthday Cakes Redux
It’s been almost two months since my birthday, but I’m only now getting around to posting about my cakes.
Given my penchant for sweets, cake is of course a must for my birthday. Last year I ended up with three cakes! Way too many. So this year, to make sure I didn’t end up with too much cake, instead of following my tradition of having Jenny of Jenny Wenny Cakes make me an entire cake, I ordered cupcakes from her instead.
Cupcakes are so convenient and it also allowed me to choose multiple flavors and distribute them to friends and family celebrating my birthday.
Last year, I had Jenny make a me a cherry blossom themed cake. I love cherry blossoms and it was the prettiest birthday cake I’ve ever had. I couldn’t think of any design to top that so I decided to stick with cherry blossoms again, but on the cupcakes.
For the flavors I chose hummingbird, banana chocolate chip and chocolate mud. Her hummingbird and chocolate mud are two of my favorites. The hummingbird has a tropical feel, it has banana, pineapple, walnuts, etc. The chocolate mud has a very rich chocolate flavor, perfect for chocoholics. The banana one was tasty too, full of chocolate chips.
The cupcakes came out so pretty! I still squeal a little inside every time I look at the photos.
Here’s the cherry blossom cake from last year. The inside was filled with her chocolate mud, interspersed with layers of chocolate mousse.
Mr. K also bought me a cake from 85 C bakery. This is actually the first time we’ve gotten a cake from them. He ordered a taro brulee since I love taro flavored cakes and the color purple.
Inside, the cake has a layer of pudding and a layer of taro, and soft sponge cake. This was pretty good. Better than the taro ones I’ve had at the Ranch 99 bakery, but not the best Asian-style cake I’ve had. We’ll have to keep exploring other bakeries.
Happy Friday everyone!