Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Twenty-Six + Cakes

Today's the day! I figured there's enough said already about birthdays: getting older, hopefully wiser, setting goals, moving forward with life and la-di-da (besides, I already posted lots of happy positive thoughts here and here).

So, today I'd rather focus on what's really important when it comes to the pleasure of birthdays... cakes! Simply put, cakes make me happy. And I bet they make you happy too.

Let it be known that my mom makes the most amazing almond cake (with fresh whipped cream and strawberries!) which happens to be my favorite cake, of course. The only one exception to this rule was on my 5th birthday when I begged and pleaded for a mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-cake with the Little Mermaid on top, duh.  
My mom's almond cake will always remind me of home and special occasions. Do you have any foods that stir up important memories? 

I wholeheartedly agree!

I hope you're hungry because everything mentioned in this post is looks pretty delectable.
Instead of twenty-six let's just stick to six delicious, lovely cakes that I'm dreaming of baking and eating with friends some day (birthdays or not). 

Poppy seed + Strawberry Cake 

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

Amelie's Plum Cake 

Caramel Walnut Upside Down Banana Cake

Raspberry-Lemon Cake 

Coconut Cheesecake
Wow, organizing all of those fancy cake pictures made me pretty hungry and reminded me that here in Holland it's common to bring your own birthday cake to work! Have you ever heard any Dutch birthday songs or about the Dutch birthday calendar? These interesting little cultural differences make me giggle sometimes.
Birthday bonus: Mama comes to visit today!

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  1. Happy birthday!

  2. Mmmm, those look delicious. I had some chocolate pie with whipped cream the other day just because.


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