Tag: birthday cake

Baking Recipes, Layer cakes

Simple birthdays and lemon cakes with chocolate

I’ve never really been the sort for extravagant celebrations, not especially since the void created by my grandma’s death is still a bit fresh. I’m simply not the kind of person who acts extra special when it’s her birthday. It feels just like any other day to me. I don’t even recall wishing hard and …

At home, Baking Recipes, Cheesecakes, Layer cakes

A cake to match a relationship of epic proportions

My brother Jason and I have a love-hate relationship that reaches to the extremes of the Universe. So epic is it in fact, that during the times we absolutely hate each other, I would go so far as to give him the silent treatment for weeks at a time and completely ignore his existence. And …

At home, Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Layer cakes

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} A Black and White birthday cake for Papa

I don’t tend to say it out loud, but I like going out of my way to do things for my Dad, big or small. That’s why despite having zero experience and practice in making real layer cakes, I stubbornly pushed through with this one. I wanted to make him a birthday cake. A few …