Best Birthday Cakes Ever

David Lebovitz, Deb Perelman and I shot this video about Birthday Cakes to Die For last month, and I think I’m going change the title to Birthday Cakes to Live For because that’s the point of a birthday, isn’t it?!

And it just so happens that my birthday is tomorrow, and if I could have just one silly birthday wish, it would be a homemade birthday cake. Actually I wouldn’t mind one of each of these:

Birthday Cakes To Live For Roundtable

Barefoot Contessa’s Strawberry Country Cake

Last month, Andrew and Nathan ina-garten-country-cake made the same cake for Andrew’s own 6th birthday, except the little boys they requested fluffy marshmallows stuffed inside the cake! The boys insisted that THEY bake the cake and assigned me role of videographer.

But watch as Chef David of Forking Delicious shows you the grown up version of Barefoot Contessa’s Strawberry Country Cake.

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Comments 32

  1. Kamran Siddiqi

    Happy *almost* Birthday Jaden!! Have a great day tomorrow and may your birthday wish for a homemade b-day cake come true (you never know, maybe your husband will bake you one). I would send you one, but I don’t know how it would do going all the way to Florida.

    Anyway, have a great day tomorrow and I hope it’ll be special. πŸ˜€

  2. Dawn in CA

    Everyone should have homemade cake on their birthday. I love to bake, so my present to myself this year was to bake my own cake! Yummm… chocolate cake with fresh raspberries and swiss meringue buttercream. Happy BDay, Jaden!

  3. [email protected] Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Awwww. If I lived near you I would share all my baked goods with you and make you a nice rustic cake for your birthday. If I lived in Paris I would make David his cake too. Sucks that I live in RI huh?? LOL

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Holly

    Happy happy happy happy birthday tomorrow! I hope you get your wish come true and have the best birthday yet!

  5. Mary

    And you are SO right… ‘To Live For’ is so much more authentic, isn’t it? My standby b’day cake I make is a yellow cake with chocolate icing too.

    Sending you a virtual giant pink pretty princess birthday cake with whipped cream icing!! (although that coconut cake is pretty darned awesome sounding too and Ina’s strawberry cake? OH yum!)

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  6. Eat. Travel. Eat!

    Wow, so many birthdays this month (actually…these few days from the seventh to the ninth- I know of at least 3 people now with birthdays these days)! Happy Birthday! Is it a coincidence that my birthday is the day after yours?

  7. Chris

    Happy Birthday!!!
    [Picture us all clapping our hands and singing one of those dreadful chain restaurant birthday songs]

  8. Vitor Hugo

    :O Don’t say it! I remembered, I found SK ’cause No Knead Bread a long time ago, heheheheh Great tip, I’m gonna make the coconut one for my dad (tomorrow is father’s day in Brazil). He really likes coconut. πŸ˜€

    By the way, Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€

  9. Maryann

    Happy Birthday, Jaden!! What a great cake. Hope you get all of your birthday wishes.

  10. MrSaladDressing

    As a kid, one of our neighbors would make all kinds of great baked items including cakes and cookies. One year on her birthday, I decided I would make her a cake.

    It was from a box, and it wasn’t perfect. I remember how little pieces of the chocolate cake got into the white frosting and looked like cookies and cream.

    With the cake in hand, I got on my bike and rode to my neighbor’s house. I presented the cake to her, and she started to tear up! She said that nobody had ever made her a cake. I’m so glad I was the first.

  11. Marc (HomeTrendsMag)

    Happy belated birthday. I love homemade birthday cakes and the Strawberry Country Cake looks like a perfect summer birthday treat!

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