My strong belief is that a birthday celebration should stretch as long as you can get away with — a couple nights of homemade cake, a romantic dinner out, possibly a candle during work lunch, mayyybe even a party. So, even though my birthday isn’t until next week, we had a mini celebration when my mom was in town on Monday…
Anton helped her make a pumpkin pie, the “cake” I had for every birthday of my childhood. What is it that is so comforting and homey about having the same food you had growing up?
And Toby made a mango shrimp appetizer with a “drop of lime.” Delish!
Here are a few more gorgeous cakes, including this double chocolate number.
And, of course, the classic!
What birthday cake do you go for? Any recommendations? Alex always requests a cheesecake, Anton goes for strawberries in various forms, and Toby loves a pile of donuts. And once we just had stinky cheese.