Tuesday, March 1, 2011

brainstorming boone's birthday..

cake. 
i really get excited every march to make boone's birthday cake...i really love baking for his birthday since time in the kitchen= love. anyway, it's the one time i feel totally justified going ALL OUT and spending hours and racking up a pretty significant grocery bill buying ingredients for a baking endeavor.  the first year we dated i made him an icebox cake with chocolate wafers and whipped cream, and last year i made smitten kitchen's chocolate peanut butter cake that was a huge ordeal but SO, SO worth it.


this year I want to top that. boone's favorite flavors are chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream, and caramel. here are my thoughts thus far...

1. chocolate stout cake from smitten kitchen

2. a sweet and salty caramel cake from baked.

 3. an oatmeal chocolate chip cake from bake or break...
4. ina garten's black and white angel food cake...

5. or a coconut cake (but mostly this would be more for me and because it's beautiful and less for the birthday boy.) enjoy the photo because I probably won't make it this time.
what kind of cake would you make for your lover's birthday? can you think of a great recipe (with chocolate/caramel/peanut butter) i could make for boone?

2 comments:

The Hasslers said...

That caramel cake looks wonderful! Michael made me red velvet cupcakes for my birthday. Michael loves chocolate, so that's always involved for his. A couple of years ago I made this chocolate ice cream cake. http://mmhassler.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-birthday-michael.html It takes some time, but it was really good. It's not completely from scratch, but I bet you could find something similar online. p.s. please ignore the ugliness of my cake, it had started to melt when I took a picture.

VintageSugarcube said...

I think Boone is one lucky man, regardless of what divine sweetness you bring him. :)