Happy Birthday To Me!

Yep, it’s my birthday, today as a matter of fact. And seeing as my husband doesn’t know how to bake, I made my own birthday cake.

The recipe that I used for the cake is from BettyR at ChefTalk … thanks Betty, this is the easiest scratch cake I’ve ever made. I made two layers rather than three, as called for in this recipe and then a dozen cupcakes to share with neighbors.

For the frosting, I had a dozen egg whites (I only used 6 egg whites) in the deep freeze that were leftover from making Meyer Lemon Curd awhiles back. So I went looking for a recipe for Chocolate Italian Meringue Butter Cream that I have wanted to try my hand at. What I found even came with a video, very helpful, Mahalo (thanks) Dede Wilson at Bakepedia.

Hauoli la hanau, Happy Birthday to me!


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4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To Me!

  1. Joey July 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Having a birthday is a lot like finding a warm spot in a swimming pool.
    ———-it feels good———
    As long as you don’t think about it

    happy birthday friend….may you find lots of warm spots in the pool today!

    • auntiedoni July 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Many Mahalos, thanks friend! Wouldn’t you know, it’s a crummy day AND the Mister has to work, and so it goes…

  2. floursugareggsandbutter July 23, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Love the candles.
    Veryyy sneaky way to not reveal your years!
    Happy Bday doni!

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