What is the perfect birthday cake?
Unfortunately, no one has asked me this question recently, which leads me to believe I’ll be on my own to provide a cake if I wish to celebrate my special day properly.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss the topic and see if we can come to a consensus.
And if this post somehow leads to someone showing up at The House on the Hill tomorrow with the perfect birthday cake, then so be it.
It pretty much goes without saying that I lean strongly towards any dessert that provides me with both chocolate and peanut butter.
Those are the two main dessert groups, right?
So any combination of those two key ingredients would bring a cake that much closer to achieving perfection.
Or a peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting.
What I’d really like to try, though, is a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting that also provides a mouthful of chunky peanut butter filling in every bite.
Yes, I’m pretty sure that would be the perfect birthday cake.
Of course, no birthday cake is perfect unless it can provide proper placement for the candles. As you know, the most important role of the birthday cake is to give the birthday boy or girl a shot at having a birthday wish come true.
So a cake with a little extra magic baked inside would be perfect.
Because if a birthday is going to be truly perfect, that wish put out into the universe just before blowing out the candles, needs to become reality.
It was all about the Carvel ice cream cake when I was a kid. A layer of chocolate and a layer of vanilla, separated by that crunchy stuff that I pretended was a wall that divided the two flavor nations.
It was then my job to negotiate a peace between the nations, and convince them to live together. In my mouth.
It’s a wonder I didn’t end up as Secretary of State, or at least a diplomat of some sort.
We had that cake for every birthday, and we loved it. When else do you have ice cream cake during the year? It was a symbol of a special day, presents, and the potential of a birthday wish being granted.
Celebrating another birthday alone would be a bit of a downer, but I suppose the older I get, the less likely I am to remember the day’s events, right?
Even if I do end up by myself on the anniversary of my birth, I’ll make sure that there is some sort of cake to mark the occasion.
And then come up with the perfect wish before I blow out the candles…
What’s your perfect birthday cake?