The Bundt

Each year for my birthday, a gift I give to myself is a specialty birthday cake–made by  me. Part of the gift is the joy of baking.  Strange as that may seem it’s sort of like my Calgon moment.  I don’t love boxed cake mixes and I’m kind of a bakery snob.  I am always searching for the perfect bakery that has cakes and especially cookies that are acceptable to my taste and can rival homemade.  It’s pretty rare that I find one that stacks up.

I spend about half the day in the kitchen and when I have the right ingredients and some good music, I just create!  I usually have a recipe but almost always deviate from it a little or a lot, usually, but not always, with good results.  At least it’s never disastrous and always gets eaten!

Since I have a twin sister, who also lives in the same house, and it just wouldn’t do to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice on the same cake, I make her a cake, too.    Heck, I’m in the kitchen anyway.  This year I made for her a vanilla butter cake with berry cream cheese filling, whipped cream icing and adorned with fresh strawberries.  I made for myself a bittersweet chocolate bundt cake with white chocolate ganoche icing topped with toasted coconut.  While I was at work in the kitchen, greasing the bundt pan, in walked Boston–”Mom, do you know you are making a butt cake?” I guess I could see that. But in the end, they both tasted great!  The kids’ favorite was definitely the strawberry cake.

If I have time I will make the kids a specialty cake for their birthday too, especially if I think they will appreciate it. After all, that’s part of the reason I  do it, too!

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6 Responses to The Bundt

  1. Marsa (ourazfamily) says:

    Those cakes look so yummy! And I had to laugh at the question, “Do you know your making a butt cake?” :)

  2. Angel says:

    Yummy. I’m not a huge fan of whipped cream icing but you had me at “strawberries”… The cakes look great Vicki. Great Job. :)

  3. Erica says:

    That is really interesting how you like to bake your own cake. They look delicious:)

  4. Angel says:

    Such a great idea!!!!

  5. Denise says:

    Happy Birthday to you and Val. Cakes look great. Care to share the recipes??

  6. Linda says:

    Is it me or is there no recipe given for that wonderful looking cake?

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