David Lebovitz, Deb Perelman and I shot this GoodBite.com 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 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.
Happy belated birthday. I love homemade birthday cakes and the Strawberry Country Cake looks like a perfect summer birthday treat!
this is awesome! AWESOME! I am dancing on my chair NOW! 🙂 xxx
Sorry I’m late! I blame it on the travel. I think we had a great celebratory birthday dinner together in Chicago already! 🙂
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.
HAPPY Birthday Jaden!
Have a rockin’ great birthday! All 28 years of you 🙂 xxoo
happy birthday Jaden!
Happy Birthday, Jaden!! What a great cake. Hope you get all of your birthday wishes.
August 8th is a special birthday in our family too. Thanks for all the “presents” you send us!
: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. 😀
By the way, Happy Birthday! 😀
Such a fun video! If you do ever make that coconut cake for David, I expect to see pictures of your masterpiece.
Definitely calls for home made cakes and long life noodles.
[Picture us all clapping our hands and singing one of those dreadful chain restaurant birthday songs]
Happy Birthday Jaden! Cheers!
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?
I wonder if David will now receive 10 coconut cakes in the mail for his next bday.
Happy Birthday, Jaden! It’s simply not a birthday without a homemade birthday cake. I hope your wish comes true.
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.
happy birthday jaden! all the best for 2009!
Happy happy happy happy birthday tomorrow! I hope you get your wish come true and have the best birthday yet!
Happy Birthday Jaden!!! Next time I see I will have a birthday cake for you!!! Candles and all…
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. I hope there are multiple cakes for you! For my birthday, I always celebrate with Asian food. Go figure!
Good call on the Strawberry Cake! It looks fab and ez, which I love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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!
Happy almost birthday! Hope you get the cake you wish for 🙂
Happy Birthday Jaden! I hope you have an awesome day. I’ll make you a cake 🙂
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. 😀
Happy Bday, Jaden! Have a great day.
Happy (1 Day Early) Birthday Honey! I love you!