Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I had my cake and ate it too...


But I didn't make it! When I saw this month's Daring Baker's challenge, I thought the cake sounded fantastic. However, I decided to sit out this month. Partly because it's so hot here right now and heat and buttercream don't mix well! The other reason I chose to sit it out is that Hubs is still gone. I love cake but I really don't need a whole one (or even half) for myself!
I mentioned in my last post that my birthday was this month. Just a few days ago actually. When I read this recipe at the beginning of the month, I thought this was the perfect birthday cake. I considered making it for my birthday, but who wants to make their own cake?? Besides my mom mentioned making some sort of birthday dessert. That was fine with me and I didn't have to make it.
My younger sister R. and brother-in-law J. came to spend my birthday with me. They live about 4 hours away from me and came for the week-end. Imagine my surprise when they show up carrying a large insulated bag containing a cake. I have another sister(I have 4 sisters:) P that lives near R. P is also a Daring Baker and she couldn't come for my birthday but sent the cake. And not just any cake, but a Pecan Gateau with Praline Buttercream! The cake from this month's challenge. Divine! Check it out on her site here.
So I guess that sometimes you do get to have your cake and eat it too! Thanks P for making such a special cake and making my birthday even better!
Check out all the other daring bakers cakes and I promise to join in next month!

11 comments:

Alexa said...

Happy birthday. What a wonderful, delicious present to have someone bake you for your birthday. Best Wishes.

shellyfish said...

How lucky are you!? I wish one of my sisters was a Daring Baker...and lived near enough to bring me a cake!

Pamela said...

aww glad you liked it, I thought it was perfect for a birthday party! Everybody has to have a birthday cake...that they didn't make ;)

Courtney said...

that is so cool that you were able to get the cake. glad you enjoyed it and had a good birthday. i wished my sister cooked, one day maybe!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Yay for sisters! Even better of they bake. Happy birthday to you!

Camille said...

Oh, how lucky for you! What a great birthday surprise. You got the yummy cake and none of the work to go with it.

Gigi said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful sister you have!

Lori said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. The cake looks divine. Cakes are my very favorite thing to bake. But like you, I have to be very careful not to place myself in a situation where I might just eat the whole thing!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to be able to participate without the cooking part. :-)

Half Baked said...

Thanks all for the birthday wishes!!

Ingrid said...

Happy Birthday! Guess you were destined to have this cake!