Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 7: FINALE!

Today is the final day of my birthday week cakewalk, because today is my birthday! To celebrate, I decided to go all out and get nine cakes instead of just one! Is that wrong? It's okay, they're minis! Mini cupcakes from The Cake Cottage in Wells! These cupcakes are amazing. I haven't eaten every one of … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 7: FINALE!

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Getting to the home stretch! Today's cake was a present from my friend, Jane. Thanks for taking the pressure off with the cake-finding mission today, Jane! Actually, I should have said today's cakes, because Jane gifted me with a Cake Trifecta! Lemon, Chocolate Bomb, and Fruit Tart (because fruit is healthy!). Oh, and the cakes came with … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 5

Day 5! Today's cake had to be great to make up for yesterday's fail. I went to Mike's Clamshack Fish Market. My friend Barney said, "It's that time again already?!" I bought cakes here for last year's cakewalk too. Anyway, I got the Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream made by Something Different. This is … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 5

Italian birthday cake, 2015

My family of origin had some family traditions, but they were few. One that has made it to the present is the Italian Rum Cake birthday cake tradition. My brother's birthday and mine are about a month apart. We both love Italian Rum Cakes. My family? His family? Um, not so much. Okay, they hate … Continue reading Italian birthday cake, 2015

The best birthday cake ever

So, why am I still talking about (and eating!) birthday cake in July when my birthday was in May? Because my brother and I are Irish (and Italian!) twins, born just 13 months apart...and where there are birthdays, there must be cake! Besides having our birthdays at the end of warm weather months, another thing … Continue reading The best birthday cake ever

parting is such…(insert oxymoronic phrase)

my best work friend is moving on to greener pastures in the workforce...happy for her, sad for me.  of course,we plan to stay in touch and have even gone so far as to devise ways to accomplish this (we don't live near each other), but it is still happy/sad. In The Happiness Project (http://www.happiness-project.com/), author … Continue reading parting is such…(insert oxymoronic phrase)