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Old 06-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Describe the ideal birthday cake you would make for yourself.

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I am currently making my cake. I dont know what my ideal cake would be, but this is one I like a lot. It is a rasberry and coffee cheesecake. If I had thought about it on time, I would have made the base of it with almonds, instead of flour.. That would make it even more ideal. :)

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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I don't like cake, so I wouldn't make a cake for myself. However, a nice banana cream pie would probably hit the spot.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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My favorite cake in the world: German Chocolate Cake. Made with a darker chocolate cake than the light chocolate most of them are made from. I could eat the coconut-pecan frosting straight from the pan without allowing it to ever hit the cake, if it weren't for the reminder of how good it tastes with the cake (and knowing that it would be pretty selfish not to share with everyone else!).
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mel!
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I am currently making my cake. I dont know what my ideal cake would be, but this is one I like a lot. It is a rasberry and coffee cheesecake. If I had thought about it on time, I would have made the base of it with almonds, instead of flour.. That would make it even more ideal. :)
Can you post the recipe, Mel? Sounds yummy!

I'm not much of a cake person either, though something extremely chocolate, like Barbara described, can, on occasion, change my mind.

And Grasshopper (mint) cheesecake with dark chocolate crust and chocolate drizzle might work too.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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my birthday cake would be a rich three layer torte with butter cream layers alternating with raspberry preserves, topped with fresh raspberries and surrounded with crushed toasted almonds.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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My ideal birthday cake? ANYTHING someone else made for me!

Seriously - I don't make myself cakes. I love making them for others, but would rather go without than have to make it myself, or even decide what kind I wanted!
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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My mom would often make me a coconut cream pie or cheesecake for my birthday.

I would guess if I was making it for myself it would be a vanilla cake flavored with just a touch of citrus, probably lemon (but not a lemon cake). I would use a fluffy meringue buttercream and maybe some raspberry jam between the layers. The cake would be torted to make 4 layers each with a thin layer of jam, and buttercream.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Oooh, cake!
It would either have to be a marzipan cake with 50/50 toblerone cream and raspberry cream.

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Coconut cream cheesecake after this recipe.
Passion 4 baking Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheesecake
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #9
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I would make a six tiered Hershey's chocolate cake and completely done with choclate buttercream frosting and covered completely with pretty different colored frosting flowers. So many flowers you wouldn't be able to even see the choclate frosting. I need the six tiers to have room for all the candles.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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I'm not really a cake person and I don't bake either, but I've been hankering for some cheesecake, so maybe I'll buy a small one for my birthday this year.
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