“All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”- George Harrison (The Beatles)
This is one special tradition that I enjoy having around- the birthday girl gets to make her own birthday cake. May not sound exciting to bake for oneself. Not for me, though. Birthdays have become a reminder of how I have grown up from the little girl who peeked at the scores of cakes at the bakers' unsure of what to choose to the amateur baker who is all excited at experimenting new flavours and baking it the way it pleases me. I opted out of the regular chocolate and vanilla indulgence and took to a very berry, healthy cake instead. Frozen berries- a mix of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries added just the right measure of moistness while keeping the crust crunchy. The plump strawberry garnish and the little frills of buttercream added a birthday feel to the cake. However, when some unexpected friends showed up, we all had a little more than one piece of the cake to relish. I was happy to share but happier that it gave me an excuse to try the same recipe as cupcakes the following week.