A couple weeks ago,on what I thought was an ordinary Thursday, my little daughter announced that it was her half birthday. Oh my! It had slipped my addled mind. After school we made some Midgie-Pies because if you have a namesake dessert, you should have it on your birthday. Or your half-birthday. Or whenever you can get it, I say.
I thought back to her actual birthday and the hilarious, luridly blue cake I made for her. She paid me the ultimate compliment, telling me it looked so amazing and her day was so special she felt like she had gotten to have a cake “from a store.” Then she paused and said, “I mean a GOOD cake from a store.” Ah yes, thank you darling, I didn’t think you meant that Costco swill. Here it is in all it’s unnaturally-hued glory.
The idea came from my fancytastic SIL’s fish cake.
My older daughter decorated it for me because I was so frazzled by the thought of a bunch of little girls descending on my house that I lost function. It was moist and yummy and made from two gluten-free chocolate cake mixes to suit two of the guests (I wouldn’t attempt a gluten-free chocolate cake from scratch). I added coffee (decaf!) to it, as well as vanilla and some dark cocoa (because cake mixes are not chocolatey enough). It was a happy cake for a happy day.
And another birthday is upon us: my blog is one year old today! It has been such a fun year, how to celebrate it properly? Why with a table groaning under the weight of yet another cake, of course. I promise to make one when I get back from San Francisco and it’s going to be epic. My plan was for an orange cake with lime frosting (I know it’s fall but I don’t want spice cake yet) but my oldest wants a lime cake with orange frosting.
Until then, celebrate your birthdays and anniversaries, half and whole, with a whole heart!