I've recently celebrated the third anniversary of my 29th birthday (Okay, I'm 32). For the past few years, my birthday cake of choice has been this lemon- blackberry cake with lemon, cream cheese frosting. So the recipe actually calls for blueberries, which work well. But raspberries and/ or blackberries rate higher on my fruit yumminess scale. So, when seasonally available, they are used instead. For fun, a bittersweet chocolate ganache is usually added.
FYI, the frosting makes at least an extra cup so be emotionally prepared for the struggle you'll undoubtedly face.
|This years' version.|
|Last years' version.|
For the past 10 plus years, I've been eating off of flatware that I find rather boring. Fine, I'm snarky- I hated it. Once these were spotted, the choice was clear.
|Slim and modern, shiny and abstract without being distracting. Perfect!|
Of course, the old service will be kept for extras at parties or deeds deemed not proper for the new hotness.
And if anyone is super- local, 3/4 of a very large and fabulous cake are still in the fridge.
Have a wonderful weekend!