What was/is your favorite birthday cake?
The comment about stereotypical birthday cakes in the great thread on "dry" cake got me thinking. Do we each have a different preference for our birthday cake? Does anyone actually prefer the standard white sheet cake with thick frosting? I grew up in a house where everyone's birthday cake was always homemade (mom is a great cook!). My first choice was always either strawberry shortcake or my great-grandmother's recipe for a crumbly chocolate cake with lemon glaze. My brother's was lemon meringue pie. What was yours?
When I was little, confetti cake w/ cream cheese icing was the absolute for me. I haven't really had a 'favorite' since then but I am much looking forward to the one thats been picked out for me this year.
It's called 'Queen D' (appropriate, my last name starts with D and all.. =P)
It is : Four layers of hazelnut butter cake brushed with a hint of Kahlua, filled with mocha buttercream, bittersweet chocolate, and raspberry preserves, and finished with mocha buttercream and a ribbon of crushed hazelnuts around the sides.
It's from Blackhound.
I am sure it could be a favorite, will let you know next month.
My mother is a great baker, but really enjoys baking cookies and cupcakes. So when I was little my birthday cake always came from the local bakery. The most memorable cake, and probably my favorite was the one that was shaped like a hamburger. I don't remember the particulars of the cake but I do remember how everyone enjoyed it.
chocolate cake with buttercream icing---if its homemade it is the only time I will not pass on it when I am watching what I eat...any other type I can talk myself out of. must be homemade though...but that goes for any cake. i can pass storebought or mix any day of the week.
2nd favorite Lady Baltimore Cake - but it has been forever