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post #16 of 48

Rose Beranbaum's oblivion torte, with toasted hazelnuts and salted caramel sauce. Every single year since I turned 18, lol.

post #17 of 48
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Rose Beranbaum's oblivion torte, with toasted hazelnuts and salted caramel sauce. Every single year since I turned 18, lol.

 

Yes! that's my cake! I don't add the nuts and caramel. But Rose's cake is my flourless cake

 

@K8-whalampalooza?

post #18 of 48

very large over the top flamboyant all encompassing--a 'this is your life' cake

 

i don't remember ever having decorated a cake pour moi

 

when the kids got to be a certain age i stopped doing decorated cakes for them too--hey it's work!

 

i did 9x13s served out of the pan with some scrolls & writing--nothing fancy--or maybe a layer cake--naw ;)

 

then my daughter graduated from college and i thought--hey i'll make her a 'this is your life' cake as only a mom can do---it was a topsy turvy with all sorts of knicky knackies that represented her life--pink gingham blanket, jewelry, her back pack, books books books papers/pens/pencils, a teddi bear etc.

 

i don't do fancy cakes for them every year but once in a while

 

i did one for my son loaded with chef stuff and tons of knives

 

so any minute now i'll do one for me

 

or for our anniversary--maybe for the 35th coming up for christmas

 

whalapalooza--large in magnitude wowza very personalized cake

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post #19 of 48

Mine is Dominican cake and frosting (Italian Meringue) with guava filling or pineapple. My mom made me one for my birthday last Saturday but if she hadn't I would have.

post #20 of 48

For myself: either spice (DH mix, with maple or maple-cinnamon BC) or strawberry marble (white cake mix, with seedless strawberry jam, artificial strawberry extract, and a tiny bit of red food coloring for the contrast batter, with strawberry jam BC), made as a single-layer sheet cake, typically served in-pan. With one or two unfrosted sections, at one or both ends, for my mildly-type-2-diabetic dad.

 

For my mother: chocolate (DH Swiss chocolate mix) with DH canned chocolate frosting, again as a single-layer sheet cake, served in-pan. Again, with the one or two unfrosted sections.

 

For my dad: pound cake, in a Bundt mold, no frosting except for minimal decoration.

 

Candles in traditional flower-shaped candleholders (of which, thankfully, I have a large stock, given that they're almost impossible to find any more. White candles (usually in colored holders) for decades, colored candles (usually in white holders) for single years.

 

Which reminds me: I need to adjust the layout I came up with for this year's cake, once I had all the pictures. Fortunately, I had to make them slightly smaller to get 2 copies of everything onto a single sheet of edible printing media, so I should be able to tighten it up, to allow for unfrosted strips at the ends.

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post #21 of 48

I made the flourless cake and the whole house smells like chocolate! I made it too late to serve today, and it is all I can do to keep from eating it warm with a spoon! I am going to make crème de menthe flavored whipped cream tomorrow, and serve them together ;-) I am going to add a drop of leaf green to make it pretty! I licked the bowl, but it wasn't enough...I think I have a bowl of left over dark chocolate ganache I may go eat. I am dying for some chocolate icon_cry.gif

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post #22 of 48

Happy Birthday!

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For my birthday, I design a very special cake at Cold Stone Creamery. I let someone else do the work .icon_biggrin.gif

It's funny because everyone is always so excited to see what I would design for myself and expect this over the top birthday cake.

Nope, last year they didn't even spell Birthday right and I didn't even care.

post #23 of 48
Pie. I lost my appetite for cake along time ago.
post #24 of 48
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Happy Birthday!

party.gif

 

For my birthday, I design a very special cake at Cold Stone Creamery. I let someone else do the work .icon_biggrin.gif

It's funny because everyone is always so excited to see what I would design for myself and expect this over the top birthday cake.

Nope, last year they didn't even spell Birthday right and I didn't even care.

I am the same way. There is no flipping way I am making my own cake! The family is lucky I bother putting on a bra that day, I don't want to do a thing!

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post #25 of 48

My husband and/or kids do supply me with a birthday cake, so I don't have to make my own.  Sometimes it's purchased and sometimes homemade, usually chocolate of some sort.  I don't think I really have one specific favorite kind, so that's fine with me.

 

I posted a pic on Facebook once of the cake my children (then 6 and 9 years old) decorated for my birthday, and a bunch of my friends commented that they were embarrassed because my kids did a better job than they could have. :)

 

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post #26 of 48

I go out for ice cream every year for my birthday!

post #27 of 48

I don't usually make my own cake, but I ALWAYS request boxed Funfetti cake with Funfetti frosting. Yes, I know. :P It's a years long tradition! It just wouldn't be my birthday with something different.
 

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post #28 of 48

I like making y own cake. I usually try a new recipe or combo. I also decorate it in whatever way I want and try out some techniques. I just looked through my pictures, though, and I don't think I made one for myself last year.

post #29 of 48

The hubby and kids always buy me an ice cream cake. If I was to make my own it would be a double chocolate cake, chocolate mouse filling and iced with chocolate ganache. Of course, it would be a HUGE sock monkey cake...LOL:-)

post #30 of 48

Everyone else gets a decorated cake for their birthday so I want one too.  Hence, I have to make my own cos believe me, no-one else at my place is going to do it.  If we are running low on fruit cake I will make one of those but if we have plenty I will just peruse the cookbooks until something takes my fancy.  I like to try new cakes all the time.  Last year I decorated cakes for everyone's birthdays in a parchment group that I go to so when it was my birthday an 80 year old lady made a chocolate cake for me.  I was really touched.  It was the first birthday cake, since I was a kid, that anyone has ever made for me.
 

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