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!