Each year DH and I make requests for our birthday cake/treat. In years past I have requested; chocolate fondue and lemon meringue pie. this year I asked for a chocolate cup filled with Ben and Jerry's "Coffee coffee buzz buzz" ice cream. In years past he has gotten; Black out layer cake (ala Ebinger's, Chocolate layer cake, cheese cake and orange layer cake.
Tell us, what do you ask for on your special day?
To not have to cook for everyone else! :-) Seriously, I used to always ask for my grandmother's oatmeal spice cake with the broiled coconut topping. mmmmm But that hasn't been an option for a number of years, so now there isn't really a particular dessert I ask for, It's usually just a special place I ask to go every year which may be our favorite "occasion place" at the time, or maybe just somewhere I can go be with friends.
I think we started a new tradition this year though. My BD is always right around super bowl weekend, and this year was the big 5-0. We went to VEGAS BABY, and had a blast. I think it may become an every year BD thing.
when i was a child, it was a special-order all chocolate Carvel ice cream cake with extra fudge and extra "crunchies." sadly, now that i'm on a GF diet i can't eat the cake because of the crunchies, though Carvel is such crap now that i'm not sure it's really a big loss.
i've yet to find a gluten-free, soy-free baked good better than what comes out of my own oven, and i refuse to bake my own birthday cake because it just seems wrong, somehow. fortunately i don't have much of a sweet tooth, so in all honesty i'd be happy with a scoop of really good gelato...particularly since my birthday falls during Summer.
Funny you ask that, I have mine coming in about 3 weeks.....
And I usually do ask for reservations for dinner. I don't want my poor DH to try to cook for me, he would be in the kitchen all day, and his specialty is scrambled eggs & hash!!!
Anyway, when I was young and still living at home with Mom & Dad, my birthday dinner request would be the same: veal marsala, au gratin potatoes and green beans sauteed in butter with crushed Ritz crackers. And I would also request it everytime I came home from college!! Still crave it to this day!!
My brother always had Boston Creme Pie made by my mom, and I always had a chocolate whipped cream cake from the Vienna Bakery in Chicago. I made my mom angel food cake with the center cavity filled with whipped cream and raspberries. And I can't remember what my father used to want, probably German chocolate cake.
At work, I always request a strawberry shortcake cake from a local bakery. Its incredibly delicious, light and doesn't make you want to take a nap at your desk afterwards!